The Right Backpack For Trekking Kokoda

What to look for when choosing your next back pack for your next hike or trek. Everything from a lightweight day pack to an 80kg all-purpose backpack. Visit our You Tube channel for more videos about fitness and gear for trekking the Kokoda Track.

Our Kokoda Track Trekking Philosophy

We have long held the belief that trekking the Kokoda  Track should be an adventure holiday, a cultural and historical insight, as well as a physical and mental challenge. We believe that a sensible approach to trekking allows for time to stop and enjoy the villages and the culture as […]

The perfect post-Kokoda Trek Rest Spot

Looking for a little rest time before you go back to work after your Kokoda Trail Trek? Just off the coast of Port Moresby is Loloata Island resort. It has been a getaway destination for many years for ex pats living in Port Moresby. The friendly staff from Loloata will […]

Discovery Of The Lost Battlefield On The Kokoda Track?

It was great to see the Channel 7  presentation and the subsequent news paper stories referring to the latest  ‘discovery” along the Kokoda Track. The story was a welcome change to the recent  negative articles  regarding trekker’s health and safety issues. Hopefully exciting and interesting stories such as this will only […]

Protect The Kokoda Track

All Kokoda trekkers should take note During July, Kokoda Track RangerJoe Duhube observed a porter carrying the remains of an Australian 303 rifle with a group of trekkers. The porter claimed  he had been carrying the rifle for 3 days and was taking it to his private museum beyond the […]

Harold “Dutchy’ Atkinson

All the Team at Back Track Adentures Brisbane and PNG wish to convey our deepest sympathy to the families and friends of  Harold Dutchy Atkinson. ( See orbituary below) ATKINSON, “Dutchy” Harold Edward Late of R.S.L Care, Caboolture, formerly of the Sunshine Coast area. Passed away peacefully on Monday, 7th […]

To the Teenage Soldiers of the 39th Battalion at Kokoda

They fought not for a mystical Holy Grail Their campaign was one, that must not fail They fought against odds of eight to one And with youthful courage made that a better sum Applied creativity to conquer the foe If hung on a gallery wall would out do a Van […]

The Experience of a lifetime

From time to time at Back Track, we receive emails from past trekkers and I would like to share one with you now. For all who have completed the Kokoda Track we all experience at least one significant realisation during our trek that probably was not an expectation before we […]

Follow your Friends and Family on the Kokoda Track

Back Track has recently added a new service for all our trekkers. Our Kokoda Track trek Leaders now carry a GPS Navigation device that sends regular positional updates back to our Head office. You can follow the progress of any friend or family member who is trekking with us by […]

The Best Footwear For Trekking

Looking to go on an adventure through the woods? Trekking is an exciting reality for many individuals, but this can only be memorable when done with preparation. The last thing one wants is to get hurt on the trails and not being able to come back safely. This is why […]

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