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Kokoda Trail Anzac Day 2018
Wayne Fitcher won’t forget the sound of the Blackhawk bringing the Governor General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, to Isurava Battlefield Memorial on Anzac Day this year. ‘It’s an incredible noise’, he said. ‘You can hear the throbbing well before you can see anything, and it just gets louder and louder.’ The Governor General’s attendance at Isurava...
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(Original article posted January 2017 via Paradise – Air Niugini’s in-flight magazine) By the light of a fire, I’m listening to a story about how a big snake formed the Bofu River and how evil spirits blocked it. The legend goes that the warriors who tried to unblock the river were turned into black and white birds that...
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Many sports and work arrangements can create an imbalance in the body through posture, often leading to a shortening of some muscles. This can end up reducing the anatomical mechanics and dynamics throughout our whole body. A sore back, a sprained ankle, muscle cramps, pain in the shoulders or neck may be just some results...
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(Original article posted November 13, 2016 3:15 PM via looppng-sb.com, © 2016) Trekkers who walked the Kapa Kapa Trail along Central and Northern Province in Papua New Guinea last month have described the journey as tremendous with fun-filled experiences. The trekkers, from Australia, Belgium and Scotland, commenced the 220km journey at Gabagaba Village, Central Province, on October 4....
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My Name is Jeany Schall, from SoulMotion Cairns. I am a yoga teacher, fitness instructor, nutritionist and regular special guest blogger for Getaway Trekking! I am very passionate about physical and mental wellbeing and feel that a holistic approach to life is the key to not only living long, but living longer; healthy and vital. I...
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(Original article posted October 28, 2016 7:26 PM via looppng.com, © 2016) Six trekkers have conquered the Kapa Kapa track for the first time. They successfully completed the track in 17 days led by experienced trekker Peter Gamgee from the Getaway Trekking Company. The trekkers, from Australia, Belgium and Scotland, commenced the 220km journey at Gabagaba Village, Central...
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During the Cairns Corporate Challenge Kokoda Track crossing, Michael Johnson delivered a moving service at the Isurava War Memorial. This is a copy of his speech… I took on the Kokoda Challenge to try and gain an insight into what the young men who bravely fought on this track when through all those years ago. I also...
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On the recent Kokoda Youth Foundation trek along the Kokoda Track, Joshua Simmons was tasked with delivering the Isurava War Memorial dawn service held on the 22nd September. This is his service… The fighting at Isurava was one of several battles fought along the Papua New Guinea Kokoda Trail and to me one of the most...
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Autumn has always been my favourite time to hike. This morning, the leaves are forming soft cushioning under my feet, though after a few more days of no rain I know they will crackle like the discarded twisties packets we sometimes find. Growing up in Victoria, we learn early to value a beautiful day. For...
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I have trekked The Kokoda Trail on and off for 52 years from January 1964 to August 2016. I have trekked with a number of different tour companies and have seen how many others operate, some better than others. With regard to Getaway Trekking, Sue and Wayne Fitcher run a very professional operation. Sue first...
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