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(Original article written by Rory Callinan and posted January 19, 2016 12:00 AM via theaustralian.com.au, © 2018) To the 3000 Australians who tackle the most famous battlefield trek in Papua New Guinea each year, they are the modern-day heroes of Kokoda. Without the supremely fit local porters, who are renowned for humping trekkers’ backpacks along the gruelling 96km...
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A letter to Northern Governor Gary Juffa from Getaway Trekking Director and CEO, Sue Fitcher, in relation to the news article entitled, ‘Juffa calls for investigation into porter’s death’, posted 04:00, October 19, 2017 on Loop News. Good afternoon Governor, I write in relation to an article with Loop News that came across my desk...
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It is with great sadness that the team at Getaway Trekking (and Adventure School Treks) advise that on Friday 15 September 2017, one of our local Kokoda Trail team members, carrying equipment on behalf of a Getaway Trekking client, suffered a cardiac arrest. Despite the best efforts of our Wilderness First Aid trained staff member...
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(Original article posted August 9, 2017 5:40 PM via thewest.com.au, © 2017) Students from Kununurra have battled through mud and scaled the same steep hills traversed by Australian soldiers during the Kokoda Trail campaign of World War II. Ten students from Kununurra District High School and five adults, including three teachers, travelled to Papua New Guinea last month to...
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Damian Di Martino, of Haileybury Melbourne, was tasked with a Dawn Service speech on his Kokoda Trail Trek with Kokoda School Treks… Good morning everyone, This trip has been an absolute pleasure, and I have enjoyed meeting and getting to know every one of you. The Kokoda Track has pushed us to our limits, shown...
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Ruby Crowle, of Haileybury College, was tasked with a Dawn Service speech on her recent Kokoda School Treks trip to the Kokoda Trail…. In war, everyone is a bad guy. For us, living in the sheltered community of Melbourne’s suburbs, it’s easy for us to excuse the acts of war that happen, and have happened...
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Kokoda School Treks, wholly owned subsidiary of Getaway Trekking, has sent out a record number of school groups to Trek Kokoda this Jun/Jul 2017 with more to come later in the year. In total, 6 schools from across Australia are undertaking the immense physical and mental challenge of trekking the Kokoda Trail with Kokoda School...
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Getaway Trekking is pleased to introduce a ‘newbie’ for our 2018 trek lineup! In conjunction with our most popular South > North itinerary and our recently refined North > South itinerary, potential trekkers will now have the option of the all-new Kokoda Loop Trek – 7 nights in total. Designed as a short travel/stay option,...
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(Original article posted June 18, 2017 4:51 PM via www.looppng.com, © 2017) American author James Campbell is planning to walk the not so popular Kapa Kapa War Trail in the Southern Region next year. The Kapa Kapa Trail was used by American soldiers during World War II in 1942. Campbell wrote the book Ghost Mountain Boys, which is about...
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The infamous, world-renowned, Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea. 96km of rugged and isolated terrain, passable only by foot, reaching a maximum height of 2910m as it passes around the peak of Mt Bellamy. Home to countless tales of bravery, devastation and sacrifice, as the scene of the Kokoda Campaign, where under trained and under...
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