Nikki Moyes trekked the Kokoda Track with Back Track Adventures in 2017 (Team 1 and 2). This extract is from her book ‘Kokoda Trek: 75th Anniversary’ and gives the full story of her ten-day journey. Day 2, 18 April 2017: Martin’s rooster impersonation woke us at five am. He’d obviously practiced […]
Mark from Team 12 is back from conquering the Kokoda Track with family members – his wife, two daughters and son. He puts the experience into words: We had a great time; it was certainly very challenging, but at the same time, enjoyable and great to do it with the […]
By Karen Chapman A life-shattering event led me to the Kokoda Track… and drove me all the way to the finish line. My youngest brother Ben, an ADF member, died by suicide in September 2016. I was completely and utterly devastated. I wanted to find a way to try and […]
In April 2017, 27 trekkers on the Salvos Adventure Fundraising trek, set off in gruelling conditions on the 96km Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. The trip coincided with the 75th anniversary of the Kokoda Campaign. Commemorating Anzac Day at Brigade Hill was, for many of the trekkers, one of […]
by Prue Barker Prue decided to accept the challenge—personally and physically—and take on the Kokoda Track. Prue kept a diary on her trekking days and is proud to cross the finish line with Team 6 in 2017. Day 1: Thurs 20 April 2017 Left Lamana @ 15:30 Arr Owers’ Corner @ 16:50 (dept 35 […]
Thank you so much Ray (our Australian Trek Leader) for giving me a far better understanding of the events and hardships experienced by our diggers during this bloody conflict. I learned so much and will encourage others to experience it.
Thank you for an amazing experience that exceeded every expectation I had. The physical and mental challenge can’t be described in words and to be able to say that I completed the Kokoda Track is something that I will never ever tire of. The crew and porters are some of the most beautiful people. Their kindness, care and support is second to none. A great holiday. Thank you a million.
Words can’t describe how great Dan (our Australian Trek leader) was he made my trek better than I could ever imagine. Thanks Dan you’re a great bloke!
I would like to express my gratitude for the wonderful experience Back Track has given me over the last couple of weeks. Every single person from Back Track on the Kokoda trek went above and beyond expectations, everybody! I loved the experience so much, and PNG in general, and can’t wait to return. Thank you, and biggest thanks to our gorgeous Carla and my amazing porter, Danny – beautiful, wonderful people!
Once in a lifetime opportunity. Amazing Trek!
Michelle, our Australian Trek Leader, was an amazing trek leader who made the trip absolutely incredible with her positive energy. I had an amazing and challenging trek with an amazing leader and team.
A challenging trek but Matt our Australian Trek leader was excellent. An encyclopaedia of knowledge, passionate about the history and fun!
A trip like Kokoda must have a leader who knows the history very well. Jim brings the campaign to life and will be hard to match.
I felt really safe and well looked after. Lots of laughs and positivity. Loved it, can’t believe I got there! Best experience of my life! Thank you all so much.
Beautiful scenery. Excellent Australian Trek leader, Tony, and great company from my fellow trekkers. Enjoyed it immensely. I had my birthday on the trek and that’s the most memorable and special one I’ve ever had.
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