Fletch and Hindy in Kokoda

Fox Sports & The Matty Johns Show join South Sea Horizons in Kokoda

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!

matty johns footy show kokoda crew
The experience we had during our week walking Kokoda will never be forgotten.
- Bryan Fletcher

Why the Matty Johns Show chose South Sea Horizons for Kokoda

  1. We have a high Kokoda Trail completion rate
  2. All of our trips are guaranteed to run!
  3. We provide every single guest with a personal porter. That’s right. A ratio of 1:1! (See photo below)
  4. Many of our Kokoda staff are direct descendants of the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels!
  5. We use live GPS tracking devices to monitor our trekkers on all Kokoda Expeditions
  6. We always carry A satellite phone for emergencies
  7. All our lead men and lead guides are first aid certified by the St Johns Ambulance – Papua New Guinea.
  8. We are committed to providing jobs as an equal opportunity employer
  9. We operate low-impact tours that respect and are mindful of the environment we visit and champion responsible tourism within Papua New Guinea
  10. We are proudly 100% PNG locally-owned-and-operated and are dedicated to assisting local communities develop their own tourism products
  11. We have Public Liability Insurance – underwritten by Lloyds of London

LEARN MORE about the South Sea Horizons PNG difference.

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In their own words

Fox Sports in Kokoda. A gallery

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.

Inspired to follow in their footsteps?

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.