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 […]

North or south direction?

We are often asked by prospective Kokoda trekkers why the vast majority of our treks are in a North to South direction, commencing at Kokoda and finishing at Owers Corner. Historically, the Kokoda campaign started on the Northern beaches and moved in a North to South direction from Kokoda to Imita Ridge. The courageous […]

How fit do I need to be?

There is no beating around the bush – trekking the Kokoda Track is tough. For many trekkers, completing the Track is a significant physical and mental achievement. Occasionally, trekkers finish the trek and state that it was easier than they were lead to believe. This means that they were adequately […]

Should I hire a porter?

A question we get asked a lot is ‘Should I hire a porter?‘ It is best to define ‘porter’. A Personal Porter will carry all your gear on the Track in a backpack provided by us for a fee of AUD $640. We strongly recommend this service if you are unsure of your […]

What do we eat along the Track?

Well fed trekkers are happy trekkers. We provide good quality nourishing meals each day on the Track. We also supply the cutlery, plates and cups etc. A typical menu Breakfast is tea/coffee/milo,  porridge and  Weetbix or Cornflakes with powdered milk,  plus damper and banana fritters whenever possible.   (Peanut paste, jam and […]

What do I need to wear?

It is essential that you have the correct gear and equipment to trek the Kokoda Track. When you book to trek the Kokoda Track with Back Track Adventures we will send you a comprehensive gear list. The following shops have expert staff who can advise and outfit you correctly. The […]