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  • Amy M
    1 contribution
    Kokoda Spirit Review
    In March this year, I was able to tick off doing the Kokoda Trek from my bucket list. I had the pleasure of completing this task with Kokoda Spirit. Wayne and his team were absolutely amazing. It started off as just a physical challenge for me, but by the end of it, it became so much more. The stories that were told along the way and the memorials that we conducted during our time opened my eyes to the sacrifice that Australia and PNG made to protect our way of life. We were the first trekkers of the season and had some difficult obstacles to overcome - poor track conditions (tree covering the track), a natural disaster washed away a bridge, illness etc but not once did Wayne and his team give up. We climbed over the trees. Wayne arranged a helicopter (via our travel insurance) to take us over the river so we didn't have to turn back and had the opportunity to keep going. Unfortunately I got sick over there but Wayne and his team supported me the whole way. I never felt alone. I always had some with me. My porter, Forde, was fantastic. He was a gentle guiding hand when I needed a little help and was also the big strong arm I needed when I just couldn't lift my leg to get over a tree stump. Without their support, I would have just sat down and waited for a helicopter to take me home. I can not recommended Kokoda Spirit highly enough. Great team and a wonderful leader
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 March 2023
  • Jodie B
    1 contribution
    A Once in a Lifetime achievement!
    An incredible trip with a wonderful support team and caring guide. Thank you Adventure Kokoda for helping us travelling safely through the trail and taking care of us every step of the way. Thank you Peter for sharing your passion and love for an incredible country. Could not recommend more!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 May 2023
  • Peter D
    1 contribution
    Adventure Kokoda a winning team and experience.
    The carriers and the history were wonderful. Don't take too much stuff like I did. Minimal clothing and gear is best. The Adventure Kokoda team was fantastic and they made the experience every bit enjoyable and informative from the start of booking to the return home. I cannot praise them highly enough all those from Adventure Kokoda were wonderful. Our Trek leader, Scot Babington was a wealth of knowledge and could not be more helpful as were the local carriers.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Peter A
    2 contributions
    Kokoda 2 times
    I recently completed the Owen Stanleys crossing for the second time with Adventure Kokoda. Both crossings were memorable; well organised and with experienced, knowledgeable trek leaders. Each trek leader has their own personal style but the knowledge and application is first rate. A few words of advice to people contemplating this trek- you can’t train too much, humidity is a big factor, travel light and review and review again your kit prior to departure. ( I took 2 lots of water purifier and in both cases forgot to include the essential chemical ingredient)! It’s a life affirming achievement concerning a very important part of Australian history, little understood and more important than Gallipoli.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 10 July 2023
  • Peta B
    1 contribution
    Monument experience
    To be able to walk in the foot steps of our heroes was monumental. Adventure Kokoda - the best group going. Very hospitable, very knowledgeable and a very humbling experience. My first Kokoda trek, definitely not my last!!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Ben M
    2 contributions
    An absolute cracker of a Company
    I could not possibly recommend Adventure Kokoda enough to trek with! They are extremely supportive and very easy to book with. Everyone I dealt with from the start of the process to the end was great. The relationship the company has with the local porters and villages is very impressive and I can see the support given to me and my group of six is being extended to the locals as well. I was recommended them before booking and certainly will push others to use them as well. My trek guide Pete was extremely passionate about the track and its history and any problem that arised he dealt with so easily and quickly always making us happy and have a great time. He just made the trip for us, what a bloody legend. I have done alot of travelling with several different guide company's and Adventure Kokoda would probably be the best across alot of areas if not all. If your thinking about treking Kokoda, just book it with these guys and you will not be dissappointed!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Marcus D
    1 contribution
    A great experience!
    A well organised trip. Adventure Kokoda has experienced staff and know how to shape the trip to the needs of the group. It was very special to be part of Major Chad Sherrin's group (I now aim to have his passion and stamina when I reach his vintage!) I recommend doing the 10 day trip as you get to see a bit more. Thank for the trip AK!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 September 2023
  • Patrick A
    Central Coast, Australia1 contribution
    my amazing experience of the kokoda trail
    The experience was amazing, the care that the porters have for the trekkers is un parallelled and the support of the trek leaders is amazing. The lunch got a little repetative but thats the nature of the kokoda trail. the terrain was for every changing an it was awesome. when you got to camp and the tents were all set up and ready it was a reilief knowing you could slam your pack down and chill in the river and get stuff ready for the following day. the friendships made are forever lasting and the experiences will stick with me forever.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Shane S
    2 contributions
    Relentlessly hard, but rewarding if you can dig deep enough to complete!
    I felt like a fish out of water. I can’t reinforce enough how hard this hike is, both physically me mentally. I couldn’t have completed it without the help of the group but specifically the incredibly positive and leadership of both Jake and Brody. I gassed out due to dehydration, lack of salt and sugar, and they worked with me to unlock the problem, enabling me to push on. The experience will build you up, drag you down, and force you to find a way to place one foot in front of the other. You’ll bond with your team, find learnings about yourself, marvel at the history and respect greatly the local PNG people. I’ll never forget it, I’m still unpacking my learnings, but if you want to put yourself in an extremely uncomfortable place to push your mind body and soul, you’ll never regret it!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 October 2023
  • Paul R
    2 contributions
    No Roads - no problems
    What an amazing experience. Went with No Roads Expeditions. So well run and the guides were awesome. Food was excellent. Even had pizza one night. Not for the faint hearted. A good level of fitness required. Matt, our guide from No Roads, was excellent. Provided valuable info at various points along the track about the war and what happened in each area. A thoroughly tough but enjoyable experience.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 17 October 2023
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Matt & Kath
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Business
Awesome. Walked the track with No Roads Expeditions. Guides and porters were fabulous. Exhausting trip and fitness a must but the team look after you well and the food plentiful. Never thought I have Popcorn and pizza on a jungle track. Shane, our guide has an extensive knowledge of the wartime battles along the track. This plus the personal histories provided for our group to read enhanced the experience. Would love to go again.
Written 23 November 2023
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Paul R
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Business
What an amazing experience. Went with No Roads Expeditions. So well run and the guides were awesome. Food was excellent. Even had pizza one night. Not for the faint hearted. A good level of fitness required. Matt, our guide from No Roads, was excellent. Provided valuable info at various points along the track about the war and what happened in each area. A thoroughly tough but enjoyable experience.
Written 17 October 2023
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fabfil23
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Just got back from walking the Kokoda Track with a private group of 6 friends, guided by Aussie Company - No Roads Expeditions. I couldn't recommend them highly enough for their professionalism, information leading into the trek (training programs, packing hints, preparation ideas) as well as on track with our guide Gavin. We always felt safe and ready to conquer whatever the day ahead threw at us. The local porters and staff were amazing and so helpful. Definitely look into using No Roads if you are thinking of doing Kokoda.
Written 17 October 2023
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Shane S
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
I felt like a fish out of water. I can’t reinforce enough how hard this hike is, both physically me mentally. I couldn’t have completed it without the help of the group but specifically the incredibly positive and leadership of both Jake and Brody. I gassed out due to dehydration, lack of salt and sugar, and they worked with me to unlock the problem, enabling me to push on.

The experience will build you up, drag you down, and force you to find a way to place one foot in front of the other.

You’ll bond with your team, find learnings about yourself, marvel at the history and respect greatly the local PNG people.

I’ll never forget it, I’m still unpacking my learnings, but if you want to put yourself in an extremely uncomfortable place to push your mind body and soul, you’ll never regret it!
Written 15 October 2023
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Patrick A
Central Coast, Australia1 contribution
Sept 2023 • Friends
The experience was amazing, the care that the porters have for the trekkers is un parallelled and the support of the trek leaders is amazing. The lunch got a little repetative but thats the nature of the kokoda trail. the terrain was for every changing an it was awesome. when you got to camp and the tents were all set up and ready it was a reilief knowing you could slam your pack down and chill in the river and get stuff ready for the following day.

the friendships made are forever lasting and the experiences will stick with me forever.
Written 9 October 2023
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Homeri4
Cardiff, Australia23 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
The success of the defence on the Kokoda Track by Australian military forces only occurred due to the assistance of the local villages. Without this help history would have been different. Therefore as a trekker wishing to truly experience the Kokoda Track you need to embrace the local villagers.
Unfortunately the money given to the PNG government by international trekking companies is not getting back to the local villages. Locals are quite rightly disgruntled with this situation and blockades are appearing. We passed through these blockades without hinderance as the whole guide team was lead by locals, not foreigners so the villagers knew that the money was going back into local communities and not overseas.
If you wish to do the Kokoda Track think about;
- how important the locals were in creating the legend that is the Kokoda Track and pay respect to them not just the Australian military forces
- using local guides rather than overseas based organisations
It may take more effort to do this, however you will gain a better overall experience from it and will have less issues.
Written 24 September 2023
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Marcus D
1 contribution
Sept 2023 • Solo
A well organised trip. Adventure Kokoda has experienced staff and know how to shape the trip to the needs of the group. It was very special to be part of Major Chad Sherrin's group (I now aim to have his passion and stamina when I reach his vintage!)
I recommend doing the 10 day trip as you get to see a bit more.
Thank for the trip AK!
Written 14 September 2023
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Ben M
2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
I could not possibly recommend Adventure Kokoda enough to trek with! They are extremely supportive and very easy to book with. Everyone I dealt with from the start of the process to the end was great. The relationship the company has with the local porters and villages is very impressive and I can see the support given to me and my group of six is being extended to the locals as well. I was recommended them before booking and certainly will push others to use them as well.

My trek guide Pete was extremely passionate about the track and its history and any problem that arised he dealt with so easily and quickly always making us happy and have a great time. He just made the trip for us, what a bloody legend.

I have done alot of travelling with several different guide company's and Adventure Kokoda would probably be the best across alot of areas if not all.

If your thinking about treking Kokoda, just book it with these guys and you will not be dissappointed!
Written 6 August 2023
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Plaits on Tracks
Batlow, Australia5 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
It’s been a week since I completed the unique and extraordinary Kokoda Track & Buna Battlefield Tour and if Travis Hocart reached out and asked me if I would go back tomorrow, I would say yes within seconds!

Travis Hocart, Kokoda Crossing Owner/Operator/Trek Leader has an amazing understanding and passion for the history of the Kokoda Campaign and Australia’s military history in general. That combined with his love for the track and his dedicated, professional, caring, supportive and experienced team known as “the porters” made this trip outstanding.

The team of porters were right beside us, making us feel safe and comfortable, whether by lending a hand through the tricky parts of the track, singing beautifully, pitching our tents, or collecting our drinking water. They were incredibly kind and gentle souls who went above and beyond their job description to ensure that we were well looked after.

It was also extremely comforting to have the support of an experienced, competent Paramedic trek with us who also provided support above and beyond his role.

The food was delicious, nutritious, and plentiful. The cooks put so much thought into the meals and there was always enough for seconds. The afternoon popcorn and evening damper with jam was always a welcome treat.

The Kokoda Track is incredibly beautiful. Every single stream that’s crossed, hill that’s climbed, waterfall that you walk up or village that you pass through is stunning. It will be forever be in my heart 💚

Thank you Kokoda Crossing and your wonderful team, for a TEN outta TEN experience. An incredible, life-changing journey 💚🥾🌱🌿
Written 27 July 2023
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Maisie
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
Jul 2023
From our first enquiry to the final goodbye, this trip with Kokoda Crossing could not be faulted. Director Travis’s knowledge of the track, the history and the stories of our soldiers who fought in PNG was remarkable and really painted a very vivid picture of what happened there 80 years ago, and the significance of the places we visited.
There was no shortage of good nourishing food for us and our porters, who were with us literally every step of the way, and happy to entertain us as well.

The addition of the Buna Beach stay and meeting the community along the Northern Beaches was a huge plus and cherished memories were created here, before we even reached the track!

Everything was so well thought out to the finer details, from nutrition to hygiene and comfort after a hard days walking on the track!
A truly special experience, thankyou Kokoda Crossing!!
Written 27 July 2023
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