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Kokoda Trail Weekenders

Departure/Return Location
Port Moresby, 
Trek Departure Date
See dates listed below
Trek Length
2 Days
Physicality
Option 1: Goodwater Campsite - Easy, Option 2: Va Ule Campsite - Hard
Age
Option 1: Goodwater Campsite - Ideal for families, children 7 yrs and older
Option 2: Va Ule Campsite - 12 years and older
Months
April - November
Group size
6 Trekkers + 
Included:
  • PNG Trekking Adventures Crew will carry trekkers large packs
  • PNG Trekking Adventures will supply ground transport for their crew into Owers Cnr on Friday & back out out on Sunday
  • PNG Trekking Adventures Head Guide: Eddie Arux
  • PNG Trekking Adventures will organise 2 day trek permit for each trekker.
  • PNGTA will pay landowner campsite fees for Crew & Trekker.
  • PNG Trekking Adventures will pay Wages, purchase Food, Gear, Accommodation & Equipment for their crew. 
  • PNG Trekking Adventures will take extra rice to complement trekkers Saturday nights evening meal 
  • PNG Trekking Adventures will supply trekkers tents. (based on twin share)
  • PNG Trekking Adventures will supply large packs to be shared between 2 people.
  • PNG Trekking Adventures will arrange to pick up large packs off trekkers on the Thursday prior to the trek commencing to be taken into campsite on Friday morning. 
  • PNGTA Licensed PNG Tour Operator
Not Included
  • Trekkers will need to be dropped off at Owers Cnr Saturday morning and arrange to be picked up around 11am for trekkers returning from Goodwater Campsite. 1am for trekkers returning from Va Ule Campsite. 4WD vehicles are required and must not be left at Owers Corner over night. 

Trekkers please bring own food for meals-Some suggestions:
NOTE: Trekkers must carry their own food in day pack. 

  • Saturday - Morning Tea, Beef Biscuits or similar. Lunch, Sandwich, boiled eggs, cup of soup, noodles canned cold meat etc, Dinner, Bully Beef, canned fish, Anything that you would like to mix with rice and easy to carry
  • Sunday - Breakfast, weetbix, muesli, beef biscuits etc.
  • Sundries - Bring tea, coffee, powdered milk. Bring some lollies, trail mix etc to eat whilst walking . Also bring some hydrolytes.

Take this opportunity to experience 2 days and 1 night out on the Kokoda Trail. It is undoubtedly our most famous trek here in Papua New Guinea. 
We have 2 trek options.

Option 1: Walk into Goodwater Campsite, this we class as an easy trek. Although there is a steep 30 minute climb back up to Owers Cnr on Sunday at the end. It is not a race and we take our time with lots of stops.
For those in the group if they would like to go on further there is the opportunity to walk up Imita Ridge and back again. Another 2-2 1/2 hrs of climbing. Remember you can turn back at any time with your guide. 
Goodwater has a lovely swimming hole, the water is warm and in the evening enjoy sitting around the campfire telling stories and experiencing the noisy Kokoda jungle. 

Option 2: Is a challenging walk into Va Ule Creek 6-7 hours of hard walking. Another beautiful campsite with a lovely swimming hole. This walk really does give a good indication of what it would be like to do the entire track. Trekkers need good hiking boots and need to be very fit to take this option. 

Itinerary

Option 1: Goodwater Campsite. Soft trekking
Thursday:

Today PNG Trekking Adventures will arrange to pick up trekkers large packs. These will be carried in by our crew on Friday. 

Friday:

The Campsites are not in a good condition, our Crew will walk in on Friday afternoon, this evening they will cut the grass and set up tents and get the site ready for walkers arriving the next day. They will walk back out on Saturday morning to meet everyone at Owers Corner to walk back in with them. Anyone having any issues they can help and also carry day packs if necessary. 

Day 1: Saturday -  Port Moresby, Owers Cnr, Goodwater Campsite 

Meet this morning place TBA at 6:00am. It will take around 1 1/2 hours to drive up to Owers Cnr. It is a steep descent down to Goldie River, go carefully. Once at the river take off boots and socks to cross. From here it is another 1 1/2 - 2 hours into Goodwater Campsite. Stopping here for lunch. Our crew will have hot water on for a coffee/tea.
From here we are climbing for a couple of hours up onto Imita Ridge. It is always wet and muddy, trekkers must have good boots. Runners are not stable nor sturdy enough to walk in. It is another 2 hours down to Va Ule Creek Campsite. Along the way will be walking through water. You can do this with your boots on or if you have good open shoes or dive boots you can put these on. 
There is a lovely swimming hole here. Once everyone has had a swim and dinner you will be not long out of bed. It is a hard days trekking. 

Day 2: Sunday - Va Ule Campsite, Owers Cnr, Port Moresby 

Rise this morning around 7:30am, have a leisurely breakfast. (there will always be hot water on) Walk back out to Owers Cnr to rendezvous with your arranged transport. 

Option 2: Va Ule Creek. Hard trekking

Thursday

Today PNG Trekking Adventures will arrange to pick up trekkers large packs. These will be carried in by our crew on Friday.

Friday

The Campsites are not in a good condition, our Crew will walk in on Friday afternoon, this evening they will cut the grass and set up tents and get the site ready for walkers arriving the next day. They will walk back out on Saturday morning to meet everyone at Owers Corner to walk back in with them. Anyone having any issues they can help and also carry day packs if necessary. 

Day 1: Saturday -  Port Moresby, Owers Cnr, Goodwater Campsite 

Meet this morning place TBA at 8:30am. It will take around 1 1/2 hours to drive up to Owers Cnr. It is a steep descent down to Goldie River, go carefully and take your time. Once at the river take off shoes and socks to cross. From here it is another 1 1/2 - 2 hours into Goodwater Campsite your campsite for the evening. Take you time walking in, the bush is beautiful and enjoy your surroundings. 
The campsite is at the base of Imita Ridge. Some of the group may wish to walk further and maybe even walk up onto the Ridge. This will take 2 - 2 1/2 hours of ascending. If trekkers want to turn back at any time your guide will take you back. 
There is a lovely swimming hole here, the water is warm so spend the afternoon swimming and exploring your surrounds. Enjoy sitting around the fire this evening telling stories and listening to how noisy the Kokoda jungle is. 

Day 2: Sunday - Goodwater Campsite, Owers Cnr, Port Moresby 

Rise this morning 5:00am and must be walking no later than 6:30am. First thing this morning is walking back up Imita Ridge. This is undoubtedly one of the hardest ascents along the entire Kokoda Trail. Back down off the ridge into Goodwater. Have a 15 minute break here and then head back to Goldie River before tackling another very steep hill into Owers Cnr to rendezvous with your arranged transport around 1pm. 


 

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Date from: 05/02/2018
Date to: 31/12/2019
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