Mark and his family conquer the Kokoda Track

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 […]

What we eat when trekking the world

By Ray Baker, trek leader When you are at home, you control what you eat and when! But when trekking, whether it is in Nepal, India or on the Kokoda Track, you are at the mercy of suppliers, chefs, and the country that you are trekking in. We know from […]

Trekking Kokoda with Team 6 and my brother

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 […]

Salvos Trek: video of our 2017 trek

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 […]

The Diary of a Kokoda Trekker

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 […]

Born to walk and trek!

Why do we trek? Walking is just so good for the human condition – we were born to walk! Mark and Rob are no strangers to trekking together. They’ve tackled the Himalayas and South America, and now they can spend the rest of their lives recounting memories of trekking the […]

Best friends for life forge new bond

Anything we do after this is going to be like having a cupcake and a cup of tea! Friends since boarding school, Ros and Carmen looked forward to ticking the historic Kokoda Track off their bucket lists, but came away from the trek with a new appreciation of their own […]

I have a whole different Dad now!

Semi-retired butcher Perry and son, Bryce, embarked on the Kokoda Track in to pay respects to family members who served in WWII and share a sense of the Australian wartime history. They did that, but it turns out a personal discovery while on the trek had much greater long term […]

Wet, dry, mud, dust… ready for a Kokoda adventure?

By Ray Baker In July, I led a trekking group over the Kokoda Track. We travelled South to North and as usual, we had a great experience. July is typically the cooler, dry season and the first half of the trek was exactly that. The second half though, was the […]