KOKODA TRACK UPDATE - 17 APRIL 2015 (DAY 3)
Today the group started their day with the steep climb of Imita Ridge. Then they walked through Ua Ule Creek crossing the stream several times. They have setup camp for the night.
Everyone is doing well and are enjoying all the messages they are getting.
Kokoda Track Update - 16 April 2015 (Day 2)
This morning the group were up very early to get a good cooked breakfast and all packed for the adventure ahead. Once all the gear had been loaded up into the vans they started out on the road to Owers Corner. This is a steep, winding road which has sheer drops off the side - quite treacherous in places. They passed MacDonalds corner which used to be the start of the Kokoda Track in 1942. They have since built a road to Owers Corner which has shaved 7 Kms off the original track.
After taking group photos under the Archway at Owers Corner they started with a steep descent down to the mighty Goldie River. They crossed the Goldie in waist-high water. They have started to acclimatise to the warm, humid conditions with a half day trekking which will ease them in gently to the challenge that lies ahead. All have safely made it to Good Water (the actual Dump 66) where they have set up camp at a lovely place called Good Water.
They arrived with plenty of time to take a relaxing swim in the pristine water and then have a hot meal afterwards. Excitement is high on this first night sleeping under the stars on the Kokoda Track.
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Lark Force Wilderness Trek Featured in Great Walks Magazine
Kokoda Historical's Lark Force Wilderness trek has been featured in the special Anzac centenary edition of Great Walks-Australia's Bushwalking Magazine. Many people who have already fallen in love with PNG through trekking the Kokoda Track may be interested in the other great walks that PNG has on offer.
The Lark Force Wilderness trek is happening this coming August, we will visit Rabaul in East New Britain and then trek through Bainings mountain range and on to Tol plantation. This seldom trekked part of our wartime history guarantees to be an adventure equal to Kokoda. The trek will also be an emotional pilgrimage as we remember those members of Lark Force that died in defence of Australia.
For more information on our Lark Force Trek click here.
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Kokoda Track Training Session 10 May 2015
We will be doing a training walk on Sunday 10 May 2015. We will meet at 9.30 am at Launch Fresh at 2080 Warburton Highway Launching Place. Its at the corner of Warburton Highway and Gembrook Road (about 6 kms from Woori Yallock). From there we’ll go to Warburton about another 20 minutes. We should be able to start walking at 10.00 am.
Donna Buang has its own climate so it’s important to take a rain jacket/warm top and dry clothes for return home.
It will take 4-5 hours.
Victory in the Pacific Anniversary Tour
2015 not only commemorates the centenary of the ANZAC landings, this year will also commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Pacific (VP Day).
Following on from the success of our AN&MEF centenary Tour in 2014, join this 7 day (6 night), fully guided tour of the Rabaul.
You will participate in the commemorations & attend the official Victory in the Pacific commemoration at the Bita Paka War Cemetery.
This trip will also visit the many sites pertaining to the action of Bita Paka, Australia’s first action during the First World War.
Price from ex-Cairns is $3695 for more information please click here!
We also are offering great discounts to our past clients.