Kokoda Trail Emergency Preparedness and Medevac Plan
- Our Australian and Local Guides and Porters are extremely experienced, knowledgeable and professional. Kokoda Trail Expeditions has over 500 crossings of the Kokoda Trail so you are in capable hands when you trek and tour with us. Our staff know the trail like the back of their hand, and always ensure you are safe, and have an adventurous time on the Kokoda Trail and in Papua New Guinea.
- Our Guides and Porters are trained in Basic and Wilderness First Aid, Tourism and Hospitality, Communications, Survival Skills, Leadership, Evacuation Skills, and Risk Management. In addition, we put our staff through emergency scenario-planning exercises to equip them with the knowledge and skills as professionals in their field.
- Our Guides carry both VHF, mobile and satellite phones, and have access to Kokoda Track Authority radio network, to ensure your safety on the Kokoda Trail.
- We have mapped-out evacuation points, designated helipads, and existing airstrips, along the Kokoda Trail, and near Buna, Gona and Sanananda areas for possible medical evacuation (MEDEVAC). This includes Tufi, Milne Bay and Rabaul and we carry reliable satellite and mobile communications for all administration and coordination.
- We register every trek with the Kokoda Trail Authority, and are in close communication with their rangers, and provide daily situational and logistical updates with our office Sydney during the trek and tour.