Pam Christie - Managing Director
Pam Christie is the principal of PNG Trekking Adventures and has lived in Papua New Guinea since 1990 based in Port Moresby, she has a wide knowledge and understanding of local conditions, customs and traditions. Pam is qualified in Wilderness First Aid and is a very experienced career guide. Is extremely knowledgeable regards the WW11 history relating to Papua New Guinea and the countries general history.
When PNGTA was formed she spent 12 months trekking through out Papua New Guinea going into very remote areas where white people let alone a white woman had not ventured since the end of WW11 or before. As a woman and an explorer in this land this is extremely unique.
With the backing of the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority she has been able to open up tracks throughout the country allowing the villages to directly benefit from eco tourism. The Black Cat and the Bull Dog Tracks are just two of the tracks that are now commercially trekked by PNGTA and other operators.
Prior to Pam going into the villages in these areas there was no health, education, water or communication. In liaison with such organisations as the Tourism Promotion Authority, the Kokoda Track Authority and Australian High Commission in Papua New Guinea they are working together to implement sustainable tourism throughout the country so that Papua New Guineans directly benefit from tourism income.
Pam leads PNGTA's corporate obligations and is actively involved in sponsoring schools and with private business’s based here in PNG is implementing sustainable projects in villages. Pam spends the majority of her time now promoting PNG throughout the world and making sure that the PNG people that PNGTA comes into contact with are given the correct training and adise so that in years to come they are able to take ownership of tourism within PNG.
Chris Stevens - Marketing Manager, Guide
Chris is PNG Trekking Adventures Marketing Manager and also a WWII Historian Guide along Kokoda and Black Cat Trails here in Papua New Guinea. He is also our extreme adventure guide taking the Coast to Coast and extreme Kokoda and Black Cat Treks. Chris is also our expert guide on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa.
Chris began working for PNG Trekking Adventures in 2005 after embarking on a personal PNG discovery trip, tracing the history of his grandfather, a Captain in the Signal/Survey Corp during WWII in Papua New Guinea. It did not take long for him to fall in love with the country, and that desire to share the diverse and enriching qualities of PNG with others became a passion.
Chris is well travelled within the Adventure Tourism field. He participates in Adventure Racing and Ultra-Marathon running as a past-time, so you will be assured if you want an extreme adventure, Chris will cater for your every desire. He is extremely knowledgeable about the WWII history within PNG, having spent many hundreds of hours in the Australia War Memorial reference centre, researching and mapping the multitude of PNG WWII campaigns. His battlefield tours are a rich blend of historical context intermixed with poetry, stories and cultural immersion. Chris’ Melbourne based Mapping and Consultancy Company was responsible for surveying and producing the 2011 Kokoda Track Trekker Map for the Kokoda Track Authority and the Australian Government. This was as a result of Chris’ experience, knowledge and expertise of the Kokoda Track and Papua New Guinea. He is about to shortly release a PNG map series of other WWII treks, including Black Cat, Shaggy Ride and Bull Dog Tracks.
Chris is a qualified Wilderness Emergency Responder (the highest Wilderness First Aid qualification possible) and is trained to an Emergency Medical Technician level. On top of this Chris is a Surf Lifesaving Gold medallion holder and holds a qualification to administer Methoxyflurane (pain relief).You can be rest assured that your safety and care will be of paramount importance when under Chris' care. Chris comes to PNG Trekking Adventures with a plethora of qualifications. Apart from multiple Bachelor degrees in Sport Science, Education and Commerce, Chris is a qualified teacher and has worked for some of Melbourne's most prestigious private schools. He has led outdoor education trips and experiential journeys alike around the world.
Pauline Bastion - African/South American Expedition Leader
Pauline spent over 25 years working in Papua New Guinea before retiring to live in Wanaka New Zealand. She now organises and guides all our African and South American Expeditions and has climbed Kilimanjaro 4 times including the Arrow Glacier route into the crater before summiting. She has also climbed Mt Meru from the base of the beautiful Arusha National Park.
Her African team is extremely experienced and have fine tuned high altitude climbing on Kilimanjaro. We have to date a 98% success rate of getting our clients to the summit. After Kilimanjaro Pauline takes those in the group wanting more adventure on an African experience which includes a high end tenting safari in the Masai Mara, tenting or luxury lodge safari in the Ngorongoro Crater or even the wonderfully exciting Gorilla trekking in Rwanda.
Her vast experience over the years spent in Africa allows her to work closely with our clients and tailor an expedition to suit their desires. Pauline has trekked extensively throughout Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. She is a triathelete/ironwoman and long distance runner and spends the majority of her time training for these competitions and her African and South American adventures.
The Kokoda Track is by far the most popular Kokoda trek in Papua New Guinea. It is a physical and mental challenge and the difficulty of the track should never be underestimated.Tufi Resort specialising in Diving, Snorkeling, PNG Culture, Relaxing Read More
The Kokoda Track is by far the most popular Kokoda trek in Papua New Guinea and takes between 6-9 days to complete. It is a physical and mental challenge and the difficulty of the track should never be underestimated. Read More
This is a full days walk starting at Owers Corner climbing up the Golden Stairs onto Imata Ridge. Read More
The Black Cat Track is raw and untouched and is steeped in WW11 hisotry. The ammunition pits, bombs and other artefacts from the fighting are far more prolific than on Kokoda. Now is the time to do this track as it will definitely be the next Kokoda. Read More
Shaggy Ridge Trek is a 7 day hard hike from Lau to Madang following the path that the Australian soldiers fought during WW11. A very unknown and unused track. Still raw and out there. Read More
This is a hard 12 day trek. From North to South Coast of Papua New Guinea. Beginning in Lae trekking up the Black Cat Track then trekking down the Bull Dog Track to Tarapo a 3-4 hour drive from Port Moresby. Read More
Stand on the roof of Africa with a Mount Kilimanjaro trek. We are one of the few operators in the world that take the crater route to the summit. Whilst in the crater trekking to the Ash Pit an awesome site then spending time exploring the glaciers. Read More
The Torres del Pain Trail is located in the south of Patagonia, approximately 2500kms from Santiago and is an internationally acclaimed trekking destination providing our trekkers with panoramic scenery, exotic wildlife and diverse ecosystems. Read More
This part of the Kokoda Track for us is the most beautiful. Who would have thought today when walking through the lush rain forest that in 1942 such carnage was being inflicted along here. Read More
Weekend walk to Doe Village located just outsite of Port Moresby. Ideal for POM residents. Visitors with limited time, but must have access to a 4WD vehicle. Read More
Galapagos Islands, Isabela Island-Active itinerary. Snorkel, cycling, kayaking, walking. Get up and personal with all the animals Read More
Join us and take the opportunity whilst in this part of the world to visit the Ecuador Amazon Rainforest. It is considered one of the 25 hot spots of biodiversity on the planet with more variety of plants and animals than any other place in the world. Read More
The Rabaul Mask Cultural Festival held in July every year. This area of PNG is about smoking volcanoes and culture. Guests then follow up their festival experience with a few days at the beautiful Tufi Resort. Read More
Traditional Outrigger Safari's in Oro Province. Great for families. Immerse yourself in the culture. Truly one of PNG's most beautiful destinations. Read More
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PNG Trekking Adventures based in Papua New Guinea. PNG's largest inbound tourism operator. Pioneering the gateway into PNG. Specialising trekking, climbing, cultural festivals, diving and other specialised areas of tourism based activities.
Tufi is a boutique resort situated in Oro Province on the North coast of Papua New Guinea. Famous for its diving and culture. This is a very unique part of the country.
PNG Trekking Adventures (PNGTA) is a fully licensed Papua New Guinean Tourism Company.
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