How to choose which trekking company on the Kokoda Track

Trekking the Kokoda Track can look to be the same with every single company on the Track, and there’s over 20 of us. How do you determine which company to go with? We have 35+ years’ experience taking small groups trekking around the world and have been trekking on the […]

BUSTED: Five Myths about Trekking the Kokoda Track

While plenty of Aussies know a little bit about Kokoda, there are a lot of misconceptions held about actually trekking the Track and PNG in general. We are here to bust five common myths we get asked about all the time when it comes to Kokoda and trekking! MYTH #1: […]

Nikki’s story: Day 2 Hoi to Isurava

Nikki Moyes trekked the Kokoda Track with Back Track Adventures in 2017 (Team 1 and 2). This extract is from her book ‘Kokoda Trek: 75th Anniversary’ and gives the full story of her ten-day journey.  Day 2, 18 April 2017: Martin’s rooster impersonation woke us at five am. He’d obviously practiced […]

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 […]

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 […]

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