It was evident as we interacted with other porters along the track that the Buna boys were the most content, most resourced and most respected. They genuinely enjoyed their jobs – singing, dancing, story-telling, sharing jokes and teaching us language.
The awareness of WHS issues was exemplary (the landslide episode will be forever etched into my mind, not so much for the risk but for the extraordinary care and concern shown by the boys – we could not have been safer). Thank you Humphrey, Gibson and all the boys – you were the highlight of my Kokoda experience. Our Aussie guides; Peter and Russ, you value added the experience, beyond any $ amount your passion for Kokoda military history, wisdom in handling the unexpected and insight into the minds of weary trekkers allowed me to complete AND enjoy the trek. I have no hesitation in recommending Getaway Trekking.