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In simple terms, we at Getaway Trekking & Adventures run treks and outdoor experiences. But what we really do is use the outdoors as a conduit to reach people. To take them out of their daily lives, provide a digital and responsibility detox, allowing them to stop and breathe, having real conversations. Exercise is great...
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There are plenty of great tour operators that can help you have fantastic experiences. Whether you book your travel through an agency or direct with he operator there are some things you should know about what makes a great tour operator. 1. All professional tour operators will have appropriate licenses and insurance. Be wary of...
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Sue Gunningham
Sue Gunningham was part of our March 2021 Aussie Camino Pilgrimage. So moved was she by the experience, she penned this and shared it on our final night. First day I tried to catch your names as they drifted in the air above us, – we nervous group of pilgrims, unable to remember them I...
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I first started trekking in 2009 and completed the Kokoda Track and Anzac Day Service at Isurava. I had always loved bushwalking and being outdoors in nature but had never undertaken anything on that scale before. My journey and physical and personal transformation really began in 2008. I lost 50kgs and my goal was to...
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Wayne joined Getaway Trekking in ’06 and with 35+ treks under his belt his expertise in this area is second to none. Here Wayne shares his key tips for getting your all important gear pack right. > Pack light weight gear as much as possible. Even a light pack becomes heavy at the end of...
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(Original article posted March 27, 2019 via cairnspost.com.au, © 2019) A Cairns-based trekking business is poised to offer exciting new experiences in Japan after recently touring the island of Hokkaido as one of a select group of international adventure travel operators. Out of 74 applications from around the world, Getaway Trekking was chosen as one...
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(Original article posted August 24, 2018 via thecourier.com.au, © 2018) Bailey Tuddenham has a heart as big as some of the mountains he has climbed in the past few weeks. The Invermay 12-year-old last week completed the 96km Kokoda Track through the rugged forests of Papua New Guinea – a trek he used to raise...
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(Original article posted July 25, 2018 via thenational.com.pg, © 2018) AMERICAN author James Campbell and his 15-year-old daughter are among a group of eight expatriate trekkers who set out Monday to tackle the gruelling Ghost Mountain Trail between Gabagaba, in Central, and Buna, in Northern. The 17-day trek will cover more than 200km through some...
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(Original article posted June 25, 2018 2:00 PM via northweststar.com.au, © 2018) DOOMADGEE seamstresses have helped make sanitary packs for girls living in remote Papua New Guinea. About 330 bags, containing washable sanitary pads, underwear, a face cloth, soap, disposable bags for soiled items and an instruction card, will be dropped off at Papua New...
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(Original article posted June 22, 2018 1:00 PM via looppng.com, © 2018) The Management and Board of Kokoda Track Authority have welcomed the Kokoda Track Authority Review as announced by Inter-government Relations Minister Kevin Isifu. The review will be conducted in response to complaints and issues raised by the landowners along the Kokoda Track. Chairman...
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