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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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(Original article posted September 21, 2016 2:25 PM via hawthornfc.com.au, © 2016) Hawthorn will again return to the Kokoda Track in 2016, 12 years on from the club’s inaugural trip in 2004. The trek became an integral part of the Hawks’ induction of new players in the early 2000s but they have not sent a group to the...
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Yes, we’re very clever aren’t we? Combining the words Volunteer and Trekking to coin a new word/phrase in Voluntrekking… no need to pat us on the back as we have already 😉 The idea behind launching this new addition to our existing product range was actually born from a) the close relationship we have with...
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In additional to Craig Moore, Dane Chambers also delivered a special, emotive speech at Brigade Hill on our recent Soc Kienzle-led trek along the Kokoda Track… Courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice are not qualities that we typically associate with someone 18 years of age, however these are the qualities that embody the brave men who fought in the Kokoda campaign. As...
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Whilst not a traditional travel related blog topic, managing expectations is as relevant to the Kokoda Track as it is Everest Base Camp, as it is our new Nelson (NZ) trek and cycle adventure, as it is when we sit down at our desks to begin a new day. As General Manager at Getaway Trekking (GT),...
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On the Soc Kienzle-led trek along the Kokoda Track (14 August, 2016), Craig Moore, delivered a unique and emotional service to the group at Brigade Hill that he’d written himself prior to departing Australia… Good Morning Everyone, I would like to read to you a short story I wrote about the relationship between the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels...
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Trekking equipment is designed to keep you comfortable and protected while you are doing what you love to do the most. If you are planning on going trekking in the near future, it is important to make sure that you have all of the equipment you need for your excursion. If you are not sure...
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This article was first published on http://www.kokodachallengeevents.com/ In a world of abundance, excess, demands and deadlines, many of us might find ourselves looking for an escape from the stresses of day to day life. Running away to the jungle might seem a little extreme, but it sure is one way to decompress. This is a story...
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