Why Trek with Us
We have lived in Papua New Guinea since 1990. We know how it works.
We are based in Port Moresby. Please take into consideration when booking your Kokoda Track Trek that PNG based companies benefit the communities and people of Papua New Guinea, this is ongoing for us. We are not fly in, fly out.
As we live here we are passionate about the country and its people. We are legally compliant to work in PNG. All our overseas guides have PNG Work Permits. Our taxes are paid in PNG and we are a PNG IPA approved company. Our revenue stays in this country.
PNG Trekking Adventures offices are in Port Moresby. We are with you from the time you step off the plane until the time you get back on it for your return journey home.
We take small manageable groups. You are just not a number, we want our clients to experience the true Kokoda Track and to share our passion. Larger groups considered when corporate/family groups/school groups are booking, please enquire with us regards this.
Kokoda Battlefield Track Itinerary
Day 1 - ARRIVE PORT MORESBY - On arrival at Port Moresby International Airport the group will be met by PNG Trekking Adventures representatives and transferred to their hotel. After booking in there will be a gear check followed by a briefing of what is going to happen along the track over the next 8 days. Also gives our guests the opportunity to ask any questions they may have. Hotel Accommodation
Day 2 – POM, KOKODA, ISURAVA VILLAGE - It is a 35 minute flight to Kokoda. Upon arrival we walk from the airstrip to Kokoda Station to see the War Museum and other memorials. We start our trek here, walking approximately 2 hours arriving at Hoi Village. It is here that the reality hits you that the Kokoda Trail will not be easy. It is a very steep ascent out of Hoi; however, do not throw in the towel yet. Take it easy, we are walking in the heat of the day today. It will take around 1 hour to walk up to the Deneki Camp Site where we will have lunch. Our boys will have gone ahead to boil the billy. This was an Australian Camp Head Quarters during the battle of Kokoda. It takes another 3 – 3.5 hours walking up hill before we arrive at Isurava Village. Depending on what time we are able to fly into Kokoda we do not get there until late afternoon anywhere between 4 – 6pm, approximately 6-7 hours walking time. Traditional Village Accommodation – BLD
Day 3 – ISURAVA VILLAGE-EORA CREEK - We set off early each morning. Normally up at 5 am and walking by 6:30 am. We head for the next village of Alola, and on to Eora Creek. On the way we will stop and visit the Isurava Memorial, which Australian Prime Minister John Howard visited in August 2002 to open the magnificent war memorial, here was the site of a significant World War 11 battle and now one of the most – sacred sites along the trail. Enjoy panoramic views of the Kokoda and Yodda valleys. On the way to Alola Village we will also pass Surgeons Rock. This is a very emotional spot. We will also climb up onto the ridge to look at Japanese ammunition pits just prior to arriving at Eora Creek. This was where the Japanese dug in for their last battle along Kokoda before digging in at Buna and Gona. We continue along the ridges into Eora Creek which is our camp for the night. Approximately 5-6 hours walking time. Bush Camp – BLD
Day 4 – EORA CREEK, DIGGERS CAMP - We have one of the more difficult ascends out of Eora Creek today before descending down to Templeton’s 2. From here its another up and down again into Templeton’s 1. From here it’s another big climb up onto Mount Bellamy, the highest point of the Kokoda Trail. Diverting off the ridge and walk into Myola look out. This is where the biscuit bombers dropped supplies to the Australians. A most beautiful walk and well worth the effort. From here it’s another 45 minutes to our overnight camp site along the way visiting where the American plane (B13) crashed. There are only spare parts scattered around and a couple of large bombs to see now. But still well worth a visit. Approximately 9.5 ours waking time. Traditional Village Accommodation – BLD
Camp SitesDay 5 – DIGGER CAMP, EFOGI 1 VILLAGE - This is a most beautiful walk this morning through the moss and pandanas forest. We normally arrive at Naduri Village around 10 am here we visit with one of the last remaining “Fuzzy Wuzzy” angels. This is always a very memorable part of Kokoda, and such a privilege to meet Mr Ovoru Idiki. We do not go through Kagi. From Naduri Village it is a very steep descent and ascent into Efogi Village 2. Stopping here only for a break before descending on down a gentle hill to Efogi 1 where we are booked into what is one the nicest guest house along the track. This is owned by our very good friend Lendy. We pick up our food for the second half of our trek here. Later this afternoon trekkers can take a leisurely walk around the village, maybe play games with some of the village children and chat to the Mums and Dads about their lives. Approximately 6 hours walking time. Traditional Village Accommodation – BLD
Day 6 – EFOGI VILLAGE, AGULOGO CAMP SITE - Its another climb this morning onto Mission Ridge before Brigade Hill, which together with Isurava is one of the most sacred sites of the Kokoda Trail. Stopping here to pay homage to the diggers that lost their lives. We then have a long descent down into Menari Village. We should be at Menari River just before lunch. After lunch it’s again straight up “the wall”, we are rewarded from the summit with fine views of Menari. We then descend down to 720 meters to our camp site tonight. This is another lovely spot with a river running through it for trekkers to swim in. Approximately 7 hours walking time. Bush Camp – BLD
Day 7 –AGULOGO CAMP SITE, IORIBAIWA VILLAGE - An early start again We arrive at the Brown River, cross and then walk for another hour until we start climbing the 9 false peaks.. At the 7th false peak we arrive at Naoro Village. Its another 2 false peaks to go before we start walking across the Maguli Range. This is a long hard walk. Always muddy false peaks all the way. We then descend to Ofi Creek for a well deserved break, this descent is long and hard, most of us suffer from laughing legs at the end. We have lunch beside this delightful river. Its then a cracker of a climb out up onto Ioribaiwa Ridge, where the Japanese were turned back. From here its a gentle 45 minute trek down to tonight’s camp site. Approximately 8 hours walking time. Traditional Village Accommodation – BLD
Day 8– IORIBAIWA VILLAGE, GOODWATER CAMP SITE - This morning we descend down to Va Ule Creek which we will cross approximately 15 times. After all these river crossings there is the last hard grind of the day up onto Imita Ridge, we then descend what was during the war the ‘Golden Stairs’ to Goodwater Campsite which is our camp site tonight. A lovely campsite with a great swimming hole. Bush Camp – BLD
Day 9– GOODWATER, OWERS CORNER, BOMONA WAR CEMETERY, PORT MORESBY - Only 2 ½ hours to walk up to Owers Corner this morning. Before crossing under the arches at the end hold hands and walk under them together. This is a very emotional moment. We are met by our transport with a much appreciated hamper of cold drinks and salad rolls. On our way back to Port Moresby we will visit Bomona War Cemetery. Approximately 1 hours walking time. Hotel Accommodation - BL
Day 10 – DEPART PORT MORESBY - Today the group will be transferred to the International Airport to commence their journey home. B
Please note the dates advertised on the website are not set in stone. For group bookings we are flexible with dates and itineraries.
Kokoda Extreme Track Itinerary
Day 1 - ARRIVE PORT MORESBY-On arrival in Port Moresby PNG Trekking Adventures will meet group at the airport and transfer to hotel. Once everyone has been booked in and settled we will carry out a gear check to make sure that nothing has been missed or forgotten. This will be followed by a very informative briefing of what will be happening on the track over the next 8 days. Tents, any hire gear and ration packs will be distributed. Hotel Accommodation -B
Day 2 - PORT MORESBY, KOKODA, ISURAVA MEMORIAL– We arrive in Kokoda from Port Moresby after a 30 minute flight. We walk 15 minutes from the airstrip to Kokoda Station and take the time to look at the small War Museum and other memorials, hospital, library, and other attractions in and around the village. We start our trek here, and after an hour’s walk, will arrive at the first village of Kovelo. Another hour’s walk and we arrive at the well – organized village of Hoi. It is here that the reality hits you that the Kokoda Trail will not be easy. It is quite steep at the start; however, do not throw in the towel yet. After about four hours walking we arrive at Isurava Memorial. Isurava Memorial, which Australian Prime Minister John Howard visited in August 2002 to open this magnificent war memorial, was the site of a significant World War 11 battle and now one of the most – sacred sites along the trail. Enjoy panoramic views of the Kokoda and Yodda valleys. We overnight at the guesthouse or you can put your tents up. The choice is yours. 8 hours walking.Traditional Guest House - BLD
Day 3 - ISURAVA MEMORIAL, TEMPLETON’S CROSSING 1 – We set off for the next village of Alola, and on to Iora Creek. We will visit surgeons Rock and view Japanese weapons pits which are situated about 10 minutes walk off the track 10 minutes before we cross Iora Creek for the first time. We continue with one of the steepest climbs on the track, and then a descent, to Templeton’s Crossing 2. We will have a short break here before climbing out of Templeton’s 1 followed yet again another steep descent into Templeton’s 2 where we spend the night under the forest canopy and the gentle voice of the Iora Creek splashing against the rocks. Trout fishing is available for those who have fishing lines. 10 hours walking. Camp Site - BLD
Day 4 - TEMPLETONS CROSSING 1, EFOGI 1 – Day 4 begins with a steep climb up to the top of Mt Bellamy. This is the highest point on the track at 1209 metres. From here weather permitting we will get a glorious view back down the Kokoda Gap. Followed by an enjoyable walk through a carpet of moss, to the junction of Myola and Kagi. Time permitting we will walk 20 minutes off the track to go and look at a crashed WW11 bomber. We turn left here and trek to Naoro Village. Naoro Village commands spectacular views of villages along the Kokoda Track. Here we will hopefully get to meet one of the last remaining “Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels” These old men carried wounded Australian soldiers to safety during the battle along the track in 1942. We then descend to the creek, and then ascend to Efogi No. 2 village. When we look back, we can see how we have walked all the way from Naoro. From here, descend to Efogi 1, where we overnight and collect our pre – arranged food drop. 10 hours walking. Traditional Guest House - BLD
Day 5 - EFOGI VILLAGE, NAORO VILLAGE – We start by climbing up to Brigade Hill, which together with Isurava is one of the most sacred sites of the Kokoda Track, and then descend to Menari Village. We continue up a steep hill and are rewarded from the summit with fine views of Menari. We make a muddy, swampy, and at times leech infested trek to the Brown River, which we must cross with care especially if in flood. We then walk up 7 of the 9 false peaks into Naoro Village where we overnight. 10 hours walking. Traditional Guest House - BLD
Day 6 - NAORO, VA’ULE CREEK – We start by climbing the lst of the 2 false peaks and then it’s then descend down to Va’ule Creek which we cross 11 times to where we spend our last night. 8 hours walking across the Maguli Ridge. We have a steep descend to Ofi reek for a well deserved break, make another climb to Ioribaiwa Ridge. This is of course significant in the fact the Japanese turned back here. Traditional Guest House - BLD
Day 7 - VA’ULE CREEK, OWERS’ CORNER - BOMONA WAR CEMETERY - PORT MORESBY – Our last hard grind up to Imita Ridge, and then descend the ‘Golden Stairs’ to Goldie River. From here it is steep climb up to the archways at Owers Corner. 6 hours walking. Hotel Accommodation - B
Day 8 - DEPART PORT MORESBY - Today the group will be transferred to the International Airport to commence their journey home.
Please note that our dates advertised on the website are not set in stone. For group bookings we are flexible with dates and itineraries.
Inclusions & Exclusions
2 Nights Port Moresby Accommodation. Based on Twin Share. 4.5*
Port Moresby Airport Transfers
Private Charter Flight to Kokoda
WWll Historian Guide
WWII sites along track
PNG Guide & Trek Leader
Visit Bomana War Cemetery
Cultural Aspects of Track
PNG Carrier Food & Equipment
PNG Carrier accommodation, meals,gear & flights home.
7 nights accommodation on the track
8 days food on the track
Owers Corner Road Transfers
Kokoda Track Permit
Polo Shirt & Certificate
Public Liability Insurance
Licenced PNG Tour Operator
Satellite Phone & Radio
The cost of a personal porter is A$790.00 which covers the porter's wages, food, airfare and road transport.
Passport & Visa Costs-Tourist Visa Obtainable on arrival in Port Moresby - Free of Charge
Vaccinations and anti-malaria medicines
*Accommodation Single Supplement A$195.00
Beverages & anything of a personal nature at hotel in Port Moresby
Site Fees-If applicable
Please make sure that all your gear is packed in dry sacks, zip lock bags. We cannot express how important this is. This does not mean that everything is dumped into a large garbage bag. Ensure all your gear is sectioned as per below. Extra gear can be left at the hotel in a locked bag.
• Shorts or zip off trekking pants, 2 pairs
• One pair of lycra gym shorts or Skins if chaffing is an issue. (optional)
• Shirts, 2 (quick dry shirts, long or short sleeved)
• Underwear, 2 to 3
• Socks,4 to 6 pair
• Bandana. (optional)
• One brimmed Hat or Peak Cap (protection against rain and/or sun)
• Boots- worn in
• Trekking poles (highly recommended)
• One 85-90 litre back pack with pack cover-must be this size-Personal Porter carries this, anything smaller will not accommodate your Personal Porters gear which he has to pack in the as well. You can hire a pack off PNG Trekking Adventures for $10 per day.
• One day pack with pack cover (must be 35 litre)
• Camel pack (3 litre capacity for water)
• Gaiters (long or short either is suitable)
• 500ml litre drink sports bottle (for made up Staminade or similar)
• Sun Glasses Poncho/ spray jacket
• Head light & spare batteries
• Camera, diary, book maybe.
• Towel-Bring a decent sized towel, must be quick dry.
• Toiletries - soap, toothbrush & paste etc (Environmentally friendly)
• Men - light pair of swimming shorts. Ladies - Sarong and bathers
Night Wear: Camp fire
• Long zip off trekking Pants
• Long sleeve quick dry trekking shirt
• Light Fleece Jumper
• Thermal Top
• Reef shoes/sand shoes/thongs
Night Wear: Sleep
• Tee shirt/undies/or summer PJ’s
• Anti-fungal foot powder
• Thermarest exped 7 w/ downe, is my favourite. Must be compact. You do not want a massive bulky sleeping mat taking up all the room in your large pack.
• One light sleeping bag - Must be in compression sack. You do not want a massive bulky sleeping bag taking up all the room in your large pack.
• Watch (to avoid middle of night guessing what time it is)
• Earplugs-optional (roosters in villages, 3am, sometimes)
• Mosquito Net (please tie a long piece of string to the tabs so you can tie the net up.)
• Tent (we provide)
•Spoon, Cup, bowl, fork, Knife
Extra Food Items:
You will find our food packs are great. There is plenty of food, fresh vege's & fruit. Only bring extra food if there are special dietary requirements. Dietary requirements discuss with us.
Day Packs - With Pack Cover-What you take in your day pack must be 35 litre pack
• Toilet paper/Dettol wipes or similar
• 3 litre camel pack water
• Sun Glasses
• Ration Pack
• Cup, bowl ,spoon ,fork
• Staminade or similar-made up in small bottle on side of pack
• Band aids/Vaseline/pura tabs
• Sunscreen and insect repellent
• Ethanol Hand gel
• Cheap poncho
• Head Torch
First Aid Kit
• Anti-malarial tablets (as prescribed by your doctor)
• Antihistamine (such as Benadryl)-useful as a decongestant for colds, allergies, or ease the itch from insect bites or stings.
• Antiseptic –antibiotic powder/Benedine – for cuts and scratches
• Calamine lotion – to ease irritation from bites or stings.
• Imodium or Lomotil – for stomach upsets
• Amoxolin, Keflex, stemitol antibiotics
• Rehydration mixture – for dehydration, especially that caused by severe diarrhoea
• Insect repellent (Rid) (no aerosol cans please)
• One roll of broad elastic bandage
• Panadol or Aspirin, Neurofen or Voltaran
• 1 roll sports tape, Band aids
• Gauze – cut into small squares
• Staminade or similar (only enough for 2tbls per day-in zip lock bag)
• One packet of glucose tablets
Please consult Dr for vaccinations required.