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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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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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