SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS

The Kokoda Trail is located in a remote jungle area of the rugged Owen Stanley Range in Papua New Guinea, where normal radio and mobile communications are near non-existent. Regardless of the limitations imposed on communications by the terrain, Kokoda Trail Expeditions has communications in these areas, using the latest and state-of-the-art satellite phones. We maintain communications with our office in Sydney, Australia, on a daily basis, for situational updates, to report on the progress of our treks and tours, coordinate resupply, initiate emergency evacuations,  and keep everyone informed, including staff, trekkers, and their families. We also carry VHF radios and mobile phones, as an alternative means of communications and backup.

Communications is a vital enabler for Kokoda Trail Expeditions Kokoda Trail treks and PNG tours. Because, we rely on good communications for the operations and administration of our treks and tours, our treks and tours will not depart without firstly having communications.

GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS

You’ll spend two nights at the 4-star Holiday Inn Express or Holiday Inn in Port Moresby, a day before your trek and tour begins, and on the last day it finishes. The hotel has all amenities including television, telephone, internet access, and airport shuttle service. With the exception of Holiday Inn Express reservations which includes Wi-Fi, the cost for internet isn’t included for Holiday Inn, and all telephones calls are at your own expense.

MOBILE & RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

Mobile communications is only available at certain high features along the Kokoda Trail. Let us know if you want to use your mobile phone on the trail. Our guides and porters know where these areas are.

Mobile coverage with most telecommunication companies including Optus and Telstra is possible in PNG, but make sure you enable global roaming on your mobile device.

Kokoda Track Authority also has a VHF radio network that keeps track on the progress of all Kokoda Trail treks to ensure the safety of all track users.

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