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Well fed trekkers are happy trekkers!

Your body needs fuel to complete the Kokoda Track.  The best foods for hiking are nutrient-dense and provide lasting energy such as complex carbohydrates that will release a steady supply of energy for the day ahead.

Back Track Adventures provide three very hearty meals a day whilst on the Track prepared from fresh and packaged ingredients by our dedicated cook and crew.

We also supply the cutlery, plates and cups – everything you need to relax and enjoy your well-earned meals.

A Typical Menu

Breakfast varies from porridge, Weetbix, Cornflakes with powdered milk, damper, banana fritters. Fresh fruit where available. Spreads, tea/coffee/milo

Lunch varies from noodles, soup, crackers, salad wraps, cheese, ham, tuna, salmon, fresh fruit where available, sweet biscuits with tea/coffee.

Dinner is freshly prepared by your Team Cook and includes a variety of meat and vegetarian meals. Meals include:

  • Pasta with bolognaise sauce
  • Fried rice
  • Vegetable curry and rice
  • Country casserole with pilaf rice
  • Popcorn
  • Prawn crackers
  • Pappadums
  • Tea, coffee, hot chocolate

We also carry many and varied spreads and condiments for each mealtime.

Local food: We work with the local villages and purchase such items such as potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams when available from villages to complement our dinner menus.

Wherever we encounter fruit for sale, our cook will purchase these items for group consumption.  This usually includes bananas, mandarins and occasionally, pineapple and passion fruit. Though it is reasonable to believe that fresh fruit should be readily available in such ideal growing conditions, on some treks we are unable to purchase fresh fruit on a consistent basis. In a village environment, there can be no guarantee of supply.

Fresh Food along the Kokoda Track

Bring your favourite munchies: Trekking the Kokoda Track is a strenuous activity that uses lots of energy. This requires you to consume fuel in the form of food. In addition to your supplied breakfast, lunch and dinner, we strongly recommend that you bring your favourite  snack items along on the trek for between meal consumption.  Allow for 2 munchie bars, some lollies and trail mix for each trek day. You may also wish to consider an energy supplement drink powder.

Available to purchase: In most villages, Coke and Fanta are available and sell from 5 -7 kina per can.  Quite often packets of cheese Twisties are also available in villages for a few kina per packet.

Feel free to purchase extra fruit for your own consumption. Fresh fruit is not expensive and you will be advised to budget for such small purchases in your Pre-Departure Information Guide. Take a supply of two and five kina notes to pay for small purchases.

We also cater for allergies and dietary restrictions where possible.