Established in 1984, Back Track Adventures offers our own trekking and adventure holidays and an enormous choice of holidays with the best tour operators worldwide.
The trips we offer are the trips we want to do ourselves. Most of our trips are escorted from Australia and offer good value, service and adventure in a small group.
We have been acknowledged within the ‘Adventure Travel Industry’ worldwide as a leader in retailing Adventure Holidays for over 33 years. We can take you to just about any corner of the world – you won’t stump us!
We offer our clients the highest levels of service and value with flight arrangements and all the specialist services expected from a fully licensed and accredited Travel Agency. Most importantly our advice to you comes from consultants who know what travel is all about in the world’s most exotic locations.
We welcome the opportunity to assist you in arranging the best holiday of your life.
Back Track Adventures is committed to Responsible Travel. No matter what you do or where you go, your mere presence will make some impact on any given environment. Our responsibility is to keep that impact short term and minimal.
Peregrine Travel Centre
Also from our Brisbane location we operate the Qld sales office for one of the world’s leading Adventure Travel operators, Peregrine Adventures and Geckos Adventures. Peregrine and Geckos operate small group holidays worldwide with their head office located in Melbourne. To view the wonderful range of holidays available contact their Brisbane sales staff on tel: 07 3850 7699.
Back Track Adventures involvement with PNG and the Kokoda Track
We sent our first trekkers over the Kokoda Track as far back as 1985. Then, only a handful of people ever walked the Track in any year. At the same time, we were involved in an ambitious trek into the Strickland Gorge in the Southern Highlands in the West Sepik Region. But in the following years, there was not enough interest for us to continue to try and sell this trek. It remained the same all through the early 90’s with public interest really only developing in the very late 1990’s.
Interest in the history of the Kokoda Track grew due to many reasons – after a few Kokoda documentaries appeared on TV screens, the Track was soon to be of interest to many Australians. These documentaries nearly always featured Australian sporting celebrities and actors struggling over the Track. Some of the documentaries were good and some very poor, but they were always very entertaining.
With this renewed public interest and the then Prime Minister John Howard opening the remote Kokoda Memorial on the battle site at Isurava on the 14th August 2002, Kokoda trekking was reborn.
Back Track resumed commercially trekking the Kokoda Track that same year. In that year, we sent two Teams of 15 trekkers professionally lead and organised, over the Track from Kokoda to Owers Corner which is still our preferred trek direction. Since 2002, our trekkers have delivered large quantities of school books and school supplies to schools all along the Track and as well, we have supplied football jerseys, sporting equipment, trophies and prize money, to help develop and promote village sporting activities.
Health, education and village life sustainability are the major issues facing the people along the Track today. We have looked at these issues and have decided that the best course of action to help the communities is not to go it alone but to work with others in a co-operative fashion and combine talents and resources. Therefore, Back Track has thrown its support behind assisting the wonderful work of the not for profit, Kokoda Track Foundation (KTF). Professionally operated and administered by people who are dedicated and enthusiastic about all matters involving the welfare and future of the people living along the Kokoda Track, from the beach heads to Port Moresby. Learn more about the Kokoda Track Foundation here.
PNG has so much to offer the traveller. Back Track is proud to be involved with developing new tourism in PNG. We plan to gradually introduce new PNG travel products and currently we have access to wonderful tourism product through our Travel Agency Division. If you are considering a holiday in PNG and wish to know all your options, please contact us. Our Travel Consultants are only to happy to advise and assist you plan and enjoy a holiday in PNG – The Land of the unexpected.
Our proud Involvement in the development of the Adventure Travel Industry worldwide.
In the 1980s the Adventure Travel Industry was only a small part of the worldwide travel scene. From those very early years, Back Track has played an important part in the marketing and sales representation of leading domestic and International brands, many of which are leaders worldwide today. They include: Tailwinds Bicycle Touring Company, African Wild Life Safaris, Peregrine Adventures, Geckos Adventures, Alpine Guides, The Imaginative Traveller, Truck Africa, Encounter Overland, Worldwide Adventure Travel, Dragoman, GAP, Outback Camel Company, Guerba, Exodus and Classic African Safaris. We are proud of the part we played in the development of the Industry and bring that experience and knowledge into the development of new Back Track Adventures holidays.
Licences, Insurances and Memberships
Memberships: AFTA, TCF, WTAAA
To protect our travelling clients, Back Track carries a $10,000,000 Tour Operators Liability Policy through LLoyds of London.
Back Track Adventures prefer to fly to Papua New Guinea with Air Niugini.
Charity Support: Proud to support the work of NAFA (Qld) Inc and the Kokoda Track Foundation.