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 […]
Tips for training for up-hill and down-hill trekking and walking. Walk only as fast as you can comfortably breathe and keep your eye on the trail in front of you. Walk to protect your knees… watch this video to see how.
Tips for training for down-hill trekking and walking. Keep your eye on the trail in front of you and walk to protect your knees. Watch this video to see how.
Tips for training for up-hill trekking and walking. Walk only as fast as you can comfortably breathe and keep your eye on the trail in front of you. Walk to protect your knees… watch this video to see how.
Trekking the Kokoda Track is tough and physically and mentally challenging. The fitter you are the more you will enjoy the Kokoda Track. Your personal training programme starts as soon as you book. If you book a Kokoda Trail trek with Back Track a detailed, simple to follow Training Schedule is […]
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 Kokoda track: a thoroughfare that runs overland became popular after the World War II battle between Japan and Australia in 1942. The rugged and unspoilt track boasts of indigenous plants and animal species that are not seen anywhere else in the world. There are breathtaking mountains and sparkling streams […]
Though we hear reports of other Kokoda groups experiencing long bouts of gastro problems during their trek, Back Track has never had any problems with group gastro problems. Occassionally, rarely, we may have a trekker who experiences a day or two with a very ‘touchy’ stomach but with the right […]
Travelling in a remote, underdeveloped country like Papua New Guinea requires patience, flexibility and a positive attitude. The local people have a more relaxed, easy-going attitude to life than most Westerners. You may have to wait longer for service in a shop, hotel or restaurant than you would expect to […]
Take a medical kit Practice safe sex Be careful what you eat and drink – avoid uncooked foods and salads, peel your own fruit, be suspicious of buffet style meals, if the water in the country is unsafe to consume, so is the ice in your drink. Make sure your […]