What is the Kokoda Track?

The Kokoda Track, or, Trail is popularly known and regarded as the 96 kilometer (60 mile) single file track with a straight line distance of 60 kilometers (37 miles). The Track runs through the beautiful and rugged Owen Stanley Mountain Range commencing at Kokoda Village on the North side of […]

Kokoda – The Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels

The Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels  by Sapper Bert Beros Many a mother in Australia, When the busy day is done, Sends a prayer to the Almighty For the keeping of her son, Asking that an Angel guide him And bring him safely back Now we see those prayers are answered Up […]

Kokoda Trek Leaders

At Back Track we employ professional trek leaders, ensuring a safe and informed holiday. Your trek leaders will explain the history at all the battle sites, give you an insight in to the culture of the people living in the villages and keep you well informed about each days objectives […]

Kokoda Campaign Information

New and exciting Kokoda campaign information comes from unexpected sources. A member of our Brisbane staff recently discovered that his father was involved in a particularly savage battle in early 1943, fought over many days on a lonely section of road beyond Popendetta towards Sanananda. This action took place during […]

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 […]

Kokoda Track Medical Report

A team of Doctors, in conjunction with the Kokoda Track Authority, have recently returned from the Kokoda Track with a wealth of research information. Over 185 trekkers on Anzac Day treks  volunteered to give a blood sample to the research teams who were strategically placed  at Iorobaiwa and Isurava . […]

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 […]

Kokoda Code Of Ethics

There has been recent web comment that some trekking companies,  (not Back Track) may be attempting to  cut costs   by overloading their trek crews carry weights.  For the record, Back Track has never done this and never would. Our trekking crew are all part of our business and part of the success […]