South Sea Horizons was recently thrilled and humbled to host members of the Fox Sports league channel as our guests in PNG. The seven-person party was made up of an amazing production crew plus front-of-camera identities from the Matty Johns Show and League Life. The crew; James Rochford, Jess Yates and larakin duo Fletch and Hindy all tackled the Kokoda Trail head on.
It became a life-affirming and perspective-changing experience for all of them. The rewards were just as great as the challenges they all had to surmount. Individually and collectively. Both physical and emotional. Their Kokoda journey will be retold in a documentary to be screened on Fox Sports in 2018. It is a gripping tale of highs and lows – quite literally – so stay tuned!
The experience we had during our week walking Kokoda will never be forgotten.
- Bryan Fletcher
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The Kokoda Track was something I always wanted to do and despite everyone telling me how hard it is I didn’t really believe them. Let me tell you, it’s tough. Its gruelling physically but even more than that its mentally draining. Thankfully we had the Porters and Historians from South Sea Horizons to steer us right, ensuring that we made it to the end, alive and full of appreciation for what our soldiers went through. Despite being completely cut off from civilisation we never felt threatened in any way. Our guides carried GPS trackers that could let our loved ones at home know we were safe. I would highly recommend visiting Papua New Guinea and using South Sea Horizons as your guides. If they offer you a porter, ask for Jimmy. An amazing man who managed to save my life around 60 times. The whole experience was once of the most rewarding ones I have ever had in my life.
I just wanted to say thank you to yourself and your amazing team at South Sea Horizons. The experience we had during our week walking Kokoda will never be forgotten. We got so much out of listening to you and the team re the History of the Kokoda campaign during WW2. Everything ran so well from the moment we landed in Port Morseby to us walking through the arches at Kokoda. It’s a credit to all of South sea Horizons company. Special mention to my “body guard” Ian ! Thanks again Alan for a truly awesome week.
Conquering the Kokoda Trail is a bucket list item for many. It is a place of respect and reverence where you are stepping in the footsteps of the brave and the fallen from times past. It is often a personal challenge decades-in-the-making and an opportunity to integrate and engage with local culture and customs dating back centuries.
The gallery below gives a glimpse into the Matty Johns Show and Fox Sports crew’s very own Kokoda pilgrimage.
Please contact us with any queries or questions you have about Papua New Guinea or Kokoda. It would be our pleasure to assist you.
You can also get more information about our Kokoda Trail programs and specific itineraries by visiting our trips page.