Welcome to my Kokoda Track website
Thanks for stopping by to find out more about the Kokoda Track in papua New Guinea. I was lucky enough to join a expedition in late September 2007 where I trekked along the track for 8 days starting in Kokoda, and walking the 96km through to Ower’s Corner.
Our group was huge with 42 trekkers and over 60 porters! If your interested in learning more about my experience and what the Kokoda Track may have in store for you as an adventurer, check out some of the other sections on this website including my trek diary, my preparation, the gear I took and more about the history of the people and the battles fought during World War II.
Following my wonderful expedition in 2007, I was so pleased with my trek I am now a part time Expedition Guide with No Roads Expeditions and I have created a free Kokoda Trekking Portal which has a wealth of information about preparing for an expedition on the Kokoda Track.
Glad to hear your planning to do the most amazing trek of your life. The following list is only a start and just a few of my own ideas to help you plan for your trek based on my own experience, and what I have discovered worked well for others who have walked the track also.
Well I did it! I have walked the Kokoda Track from Kokoda to Ower’s Corner and survived. Thanks to the wonderful porters and No Roads Expeditions guides I made it without injury and thoroughly enjoyed my experience, even the hills! This trek diary will begin as day one when we set off walking and does not include the travel to PNG and the time at our hotel in Port Moresby.
Day 2: Wed 26 Sep 07
Deniki to Alola
Today will be our first full day of trekking and I am excited. It rained all night and the everything is pretty soggy outside and a thick fog has rolled in. My gear stayed dry which is great and my tent didn’t leak or anything. Most people had started waking around 5am with the temperature rising along with the excitement. The aim was to be walking by 7am in daylight and to get cracking as there is a fair walk to complete today.
Day 3: Thu 27 Sep 07
Alola to Templetons Crossing No. 2
Today will be a big day with our hike taking us from Alola to Templeton’s One via Eora Creek and Templeton’s Two with long ascents and descents with heaps of gunners pits along the way. Day 3 is also known in trekking circles as the boogie-man day where people tend to deal with their trekking demons having walked far enough to get pooped and not too far to be in the swing of things. So today I was expecting to find it hard with close to 9 hours walking.
Day 4: Fri 28 Sep 07
Templeton’s Crossing No 2 to Kagi
With no roosters to wake me up during the night I slept but tossed and turned a lot due to being a bit sore on my shoulders. I woke up around 5am to get ready early and planned to head off in the slower group leaving around 6am. The day was going to be tough with the extra hour or so we missed out on yesterday.