Treks and Journeys

Messing up – an opportunity

Social media is a strange beast. It allows us to photoshop our lives to the extent that very few actually post anything but smiles, clinking champagne glasses and beautifully plated meals. Of course that is not reflective of life. I recently took a group of women on a 5 day hiking / pilates / foodie experience...
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Six Steps to a New You

In simple terms, we at Getaway Trekking & Adventures run treks and outdoor experiences. But what we really do is use the outdoors as a conduit to reach people. To take them out of their daily lives, provide a digital and responsibility detox, allowing them to stop and breathe, having real conversations. Exercise is great...
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Seven Things You Should Know Before Selecting A Tour Operator

There are plenty of great tour operators that can help you have fantastic experiences. Whether you book your travel through an agency or direct with he operator there are some things you should know about what makes a great tour operator. 1. All professional tour operators will have appropriate licenses and insurance. Be wary of...
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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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