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My Aussie Camino

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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My Journey – Jodie Ross

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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Trekking in the Wet Tropics – Gear Pack/Training

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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Doors open for Cairns trekking business in Japan

(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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Meet the 12-year-old Ballarat boy who just walked the Kokoda Track to help children living with injury and trauma

(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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Trekkers tackle forgotten trail

(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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Doomadgee ladies sew up hygiene for Papua New Guinean sisters

(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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KTA Welcomes Review

(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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Australian memorial on the Kokoda track finally acknowledges Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels

(Original article posted June 19, 2018 6:18 AM via abc.net.au, © 2018) Seventy-five years after shepherding Australian soldiers to safety on the Kokoda track, Papua New Guinea’s ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels’ have been remembered by the two countries via a joint memorial. The plinth and plaque was funded by a PNG company and built earlier this...
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