Kokoda Trail Expeditions
Safe, Affordable & Eco-Friendly Kokoda Trail Treks in Papua New Guinea
There are few places on the planet as lush, beautiful and wild as the jungles of Papua New Guinea. The Kokoda Trail is a true trekking adventure that winds along vine-choked trails, past raging rivers and through rugged and isolated terrain in the footsteps of Australian military history. Join us on a 9 or 10 day trek with a small or a big group of fellow adventurers led by our expert local or Australian historian guides.
We offer a wide variety of treks and tours with options suitable for all ages, interest and activity levels ranging from tours of the beachheads of Buna, Gona and Sanananda to a complete 13 day trek and tour of the entire battle trail from Owers Corner to Kokoda...truly an epic adventure! Visit our Treks and Tours section for detailed descriptions and more information.
Kokoda Trail treks that honor the past while protecting the future
The Kokoda Trail winds through the wild and untamed wilderness that a small group of young, inexperienced and ill-equipped Australian soldiers bravely and valiantly fought to defend against the advance of the Japanese Army during the Kokoda Campaign of World War II. Every Kokoda Trail trek that we lead is in honour of not only these brave soldiers but the local “Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels” whose support and knowledge was critical for victory. Our treks and tours directly benefit local communities and we operate under strict eco-sensitive trekking guidelines to maintain the environment of this amazing area for future generations. We’re proud members of the Fuzzy Wuzzy Foundation and source our local employees, food and supplies from villages along the trail route. Our expert guides have successfully led celebrities including Russell Crowe, Bridie Carter and Rowan Atkinson on military history treks and client safety is our number one priority. We have an extensive risk management program in place and are a fully insured tour operator registered in both Australia and Papua New Guinea. The Kokoda Trail is more than just a challenging trek through incredible wilderness; it’s literally a walk in history. Discover the incredible natural wilderness of Papua New Guinea and the fascinating history of the Kokoda Trail on a trek with Kokoda Trail Expeditions. Visit our Booking Page now for more information and special pricing on all treks and tours.
You don’t have to trek to tour with us:
Join our Kokoda, Buna, Gona, Sanananda, Rabaul, Tufi or Milne Bay Papua New Guinea tours without trekking the Kokoda Trail. Falling to the Japanese in January 1942, an Australian Garrison Lark Force was overwhelmed in Rabaul and most of its troops were captured. About 400 of them escaped to the mainland but around 160 were massacred at Tol Plantation. In July, another 1000 drowned when the transport ship Montevideo Maru carrying Australian POWs was sunk by a US submarine off the coast of the Philippines. Rabaul's attractions include Montevideo Maru and 2/22nd Battalion (Lark Force) memorials, Bitapaka War Cemetery, Karavia Japanese barge tunnels and the volcanic calderas of Vulcan and Matupit. Tufi on the northcoast of PNG is a fantastic diving and fishing destination abound with rich cultural heritage. Overlooking the Solomon Sea and beautfiful tropical fjords, it is a fisherman's mecca and divers paradise. There's plenty to see and do including scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming, traditional outrigger canoe safaris, birdwatching, pelagic and estuary fishing and village stays. Tufi is also home to World War II wrecks of PT boats, a Black Jack B17 and Pistoff B25 Mitchell bombers for the avid and experienced diver. To the eastern tip of PNG is the maritime province of Milne Bay. This is where a descisive battle was fought from August - September 1942 around the same time the Kokoda Campaign was being waged. The area has a rich marine biodiversity, military and cultural history. It was in Milne Bay that Australian and Allied troops first defeated the invading Japanese Army on land in World War II. Tour Milne Bay and learn about its World War II history, visit villages and skull caves, scuba dive and fish sunken barrier reefs stretching many nautical miles along its southern coast for spanish mackerel, yellow-fin tuna, giant trevally, wahoo and barracudas. To book, visit our Bookings Page.