Kokoda Trips

Trek the Kokoda Trail with South Sea Horizons.

The Kokoda Trail has been a place of pilgrimage for Australians, and others, for many decades. A place of ANZAC reverence and of personal challenge. South Sea Horizons has been leading groups along the Kokoda Track since 2008 with an exceptional trek completion rate of 99%. And there are many reasons that help us deliver such a high success rate.. These include:

  • We are PNG owned-and-operated. This land is our home and our passion.
  • We only practise responsible-tourism that gives back to the communities we interact with
  • We only employ local Papua New Guineans as porters, historians and cooks. Indigenous to this land who know it better than any other.
  • Our GM – Alan Manning – splits his time between PNG and Australia. He has a great empathy and understanding of what ‘Aussies’ are looking for from their Kokoda Trail experience.
  • We provide a personal porter for each trekker. That’s right. A ratio of 1:1!
  • We are an equal-opportunity employer across all positions within our
    organisation.
  • Our local porters include direct descendants of the last remaining ‘Fuzzy-Wuzzy-Angels’.

A brief history of the Kokoda Trail.

The Kokoda track is one of the many walking tracks in Papua New Guinea that existed long before the Europeans discovered this part of the world. It was used for trade and cultural interaction between tribes and is still used for these purposes to this day. During the course of World War II, the Japanese decided to use this trail as means of ground attack against the Australians in Port Moresby. The idea was to take Port Moresby and use it as a base from which to stage a direct assault on Australia.

One end of the track lies in the north of the country at a village called Kokoda. It winds up and down over the rugged Owen Stanley ranges and finishes in the south at Ower’s Corner nearby Port Moresby. Both Kokoda and the Northern coastal plains were the scene of violent close contact jungle warfare as the Australians retreated in the face of the Japanese onslaught. The Japanese were finally stopped at Imita Gap as they had extended their supply lines too far in the rugged terrain and began to die of starvation. The Australians then chased them all the way back to the northern coastline.

Today the remains of the war lie strewn in the jungle and the track has reverted to quiet solitude, disturbed only by occasional trekking group. There are several villages along its length inhabited by peace-loving, hospitable locals. These are the descendants of the people who became known during the war as the ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels’ because of their selflessness in helping wounded Australian soldiers.

Kokoda Package Includes

Duration: 12 Day/11 Night

Your Itinerary Highlights:

  • 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

KOKODA TOUR BOOKING REQUEST

$3,120 AUD

Price includes personal porter

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