Tour Code: Kokoda Cultural

Ower’s Corner to Kokoda

Duration: 12 Day/11 Night
Group Size:

Individual Bookings: 1-6 Trekkers

Group Bookings: 7+ (Maximum 16 trekkers per group)

Tour Dates:




Tour Description:

SSH”BHMT’s Kokoda Cultural tour is all about taking your time, absorbing the beauty and surroundings along the track namely the local people and the environment. This tour provides that little bit of extra time that our trekker may need to go searching for war relics.

With two rest days installed, ourb trekkers will be treated to a day of local entertainment at Menari village and further complimented by a good old fashioned Aussie BBQ (Sausage snizzle). On the 2nd rest day at Digger’s Camp, our trekkers will have the opportunity to visit the famous and picturesque Myola plains and participate in some fresh water fishing for the ever elusive PNG rainbow trout.

Without a doubt, one of the highlights of this Kokoda Cultural tour is the dawn service at Isurava battlefield!

Tour Itinerary:


Cultural – Ower’s Corner to Kokoda

12 Day/11 Night


Arrive in Port Moresby


Trek 1 – Ower’s Corner to Goodwater


Trek 2 – Goodwater to Ioribaiwa


Trek 3 – Ioribaiwa to Nauro


Trek 4 – Nauro to Menari


Trek 5 – Rest Day at Menari


Trek 6 – Menari to Efogi


Trek 7 – Efogi to Digger’s Camp


Trek 8 – Digger’s Camp to Templeton’s Crossing II (Via Myola)


Trek 9 – TCII to Isurava Battlefield


Trek 10 – Isurava Battlefield to Deniki


Trek 11 – Deniki to Kokoda


Travel to Port Moresby (Overnight)



Pro’s and Con’s

  • -‘ve: Length of time might be too long.
  • +’ve: Extensive time can be spent at villages, war relic sites
  • +’ve: Dawn service at Isurava battlefield
  • +’ve: This length of time suits those who are concerned about the length and speed of walking the track.
  • +’ve: The Village experience

Trek Structure

  • 1:1 Trekker to Porter – All trekkers will be assigned a personal porter. This aims to promote relationship building between porters and trekkers, enhance safety and well being of trekkers and to assist in reaching the ultimate goal of completing the entire track.
  • Tour Guide – Each group will be assigned a local tour guide who will be responsible for communication with home base, decision making on the track and liaising between his Lead man (2ic), porters and trekkers. The tour guide is the caretaker of money and is responsible for payments to all villages.
  • Compressed formation – The compressed formation keeps the trekking group tightly bonded. This assists the porters, guide and lead man to closely monitor trekkers conditioning. By keeping the group close together, we believe that the team factor and impetus will drive trekkers harder to reach the end goal – Kokoda!

Kokoda Package Includes

  • Accommodation in Port Moresby – 2 Nights at Ela Beach Hotel
  • Transport – To Ower’s Corner and around Port Moresby (half day)
  • Trekking content – Brigade Hill Mission Tours (Guides, Porters and accommodation)
  • Food – Supplied by our trusted supermarket in Port Moresby “Boroko Foodworld”
  • Plane flight from Kokoda to Port Moresby

Does not include meals and extended tour itinerary (See special Options page for more information)

Download the SSH-Paddy Pallin recommended packing list. All SSH clients receive a 10% discount when shopping at Paddy Pallin.

South Sea Horizons is a supporter of the International Porters Protection Group (IPPG) organisation which is an NGO that dedicates its time towards creatng fair treatment for porters and guides.

Retail Price Range:

Kokoda Cultural Trek – 12 day/11 Night

Note: For agent enquiries please contactl>> enquiries@southseahorizons.com

Discalaimer: Tour package prices are costed “Per Person” based on the number of travellers in a group. All prices are indicative and subject to change at anytime due to change in rates by operators, hoteliers, fuel surcharges and other related costs. Enquiries for prices will be confirmed once a client has completed the book online form. The above rates are for “Land Content Only.” Airfares, travel insurance and extra tour activities are not included. Package includes airfare from Port Moresby to Kokoda (Vice Versa). Package Does not include international airfares and domestic flights from Port Moresby. Client is advised to read all and agree to the tours “Terms and Conditions” prior to committing to this tour package. ALL PRICES IN AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS


Important Information

  • Please refer to this section of the website to understand the medical conditions related to the track and all requirements that need to be completed or made aware of to the trekker.
  • A packing list has been provided by South Sea Horizons Corporate sponsor – Paddy Pallin. It is important to pack smart and always be conscious of weight.
  • Learn about the history behind Brigade Hill Mission Tours – A local Kokoda Trail trekking company setup, owned and managed by a cooperative of villages from Nauro to Eora Creek.