The Kokoda Trail is by far the most popular trek in Papua New Guinea and takes between 6-9 days to complete. It is a physical and mental challenge and the difficulty of the track should not be underestimated.
The long days include river crossing, steep and gradual ascends and descends. The 96 kilometre trek is predominately through rain forest. Usually conditions are wet and slippery as rain can be expected on most days. Temperatures range from 24-30 degrees celcius during the day and 16-24 degrees celcius at night.
This track was made famous during WWII and still bares the scars of a fierce campaign. For those of you who had loved ones fighting in PNG during WWII, this walk can be a very spiritual and emotional experience. Trekking in mud up to your knees and tricky river crossing indicates exactly the conditions under which our diggers fought.
Our guides are extremely knowledgeable about the WWII history across the track. They have all spent time exploring battlefields and found interesting side trips for our trekkers to see ammunition pit, war artifacts and areas where the Japanese and Australians dug in to fight.
Trekkers need not have an Australian connection with the track. It is the most beautiful walk, the scenery is stunning, we get to camp out and integrate with our PNG boys working for us. There is a lot of singing and telling of stories around camp fires in the evenings. Our boys are so good in this department that they have just put out a Kokoda Track CD.
When we stay in villages your guide will take you for a walk around the village so you get to meet all our friends. They will talk to you about the PNG culture and maybe organize a village sing a long that evening.
The local people who live along the track are Koiaris. They are warm, friendly and generous people who welcome trekkers onto their land.
This is a complete learning experience. You learn about the culture, the people, the flora and fauna and will walk away form our country a better person for having this experience.
Although ideally suited to walkers who are of reasonable fitness, training for this trek is necessary. Please try and be as fit as you possibly can. Remember the fitter you are the more enjoyable the trek will be.
Call one of our friendly Blue Holidays agents to check availability for the 2013 season or to make a booking on 13 15 16 (AUS) or 0508 13 15 16 (NZ)
Latest Kokoda Trail Hotels and Resorts Holiday Packages
Any package price advertised is correct at time of publishing of this page. During some periods, air and hotel pricing may not be available and surcharges may apply. Prices and event tickets are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until the booking is completed and confirmed. Prices are quoted in AUD and are based on economy, direct route, including taxes, levies and other government charges which may vary and are subject to change but exclude baggage. Seasonal surcharges may apply. Hotel rates quoted are based on double occupancy, per room per night, unless otherwise noted. Prices are based on lead-in room, additional room types available. Charges for extra persons and/or children may apply and will be charged directly by the hotel. Change to dates, fare class and hotel rooms will affect flight fares, hotel rates and price generally. Packaging is for the convenience of Virgin Australia Holidays’ guests and Virgin Australia Holidays endeavours to provide suitable flight schedules and hotels to suit the event selected however, flight schedules, event time and location and hotel check in time and location are ultimately the responsibility of the guest upon booking and guests should ensure flight schedules and hotel check in time and location are suitable for the event time and event location selected. Attendance at events, tours and hotels may be subject to additional terms and conditions.