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Papua New Guinea

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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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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(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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(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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(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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(Original article posted August 9, 2017 5:40 PM via thewest.com.au, © 2017) Students from Kununurra have battled through mud and scaled the same steep hills traversed by Australian soldiers during the Kokoda Trail campaign of World War II. Ten students from Kununurra District High School and five adults, including three teachers, travelled to Papua New Guinea last month to...
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Damian Di Martino, of Haileybury Melbourne, was tasked with a Dawn Service speech on his Kokoda Trail Trek with Kokoda School Treks… Good morning everyone, This trip has been an absolute pleasure, and I have enjoyed meeting and getting to know every one of you. The Kokoda Track has pushed us to our limits, shown...
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Ruby Crowle, of Haileybury College, was tasked with a Dawn Service speech on her recent Kokoda School Treks trip to the Kokoda Trail…. In war, everyone is a bad guy. For us, living in the sheltered community of Melbourne’s suburbs, it’s easy for us to excuse the acts of war that happen, and have happened...
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Kokoda School Treks, wholly owned subsidiary of Getaway Trekking, has sent out a record number of school groups to Trek Kokoda this Jun/Jul 2017 with more to come later in the year. In total, 6 schools from across Australia are undertaking the immense physical and mental challenge of trekking the Kokoda Trail with Kokoda School...
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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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