Our Australian Guides

Adventurer, businessman, founder, head guide and owner of life changing and empowering adventure and leadership companies, Kokoda Spirit, True Spirit and Wild Spirit Adventures.
Wayne Wetherall is also the founder and Race Director for the Kokoda Ultra Marathon and the incredibly challenging Kokoda Coast to Coast Challenge.

I am an active member of Alexandra Headland Surf Club and a Masters Surfboat rower.
I have had two Great Uncles that served in PNG during WW2.
I first trekked Kokoda in 2009 and became inspired by the story of Kokoda.

In 2007, I was drawn to Kokoda and found the experience so uplifting; it was to change my life forever. I feel extremely privileged to be in a position where I can not only add value to peoples lives but often share a life changing experience, this is very humbling to me.

With over thirty years teaching experience, I am able to combine classroom and outdoor recreation experience and my detailed knowledge of the Kokoda campaign to lead safe, informative, memorable and moving treks.
Bill is our School and Youth Leadership Specialist and coordinates our humanitarian and immersion projects.

With over 25 years of experience as a senior investigator and intelligence analyst with the Queensland Police Service, Cam has extensive experience in team leadership and risk management.

As the grandson of an original ANZAC and the nephew of a 2/22nd Battalion Veteran who fought with Lark Force

I served as an Infantryman in the Australian Regular Army for over 35 years including operational service in South Vietnam and Somalia.
Since my discharge in late 2004 I have worked in the Fitness Industry as a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor.

Brian has a history of playing elite level tennis and coaching professional sports people. Brian is an active member coach at Umina Beach Surf Club, along with his wife and three children. Brian started his journey with Kokoda Spirit in 2008 and over the past seven years has led many successful treks. Brian has great respect for the history of our past servicemen.

To date 27 treks over the Owen Stanley’s with Kokoda Spirit, Starting in 2008 after 18yrs as a professional lifeguard. Took time away from the track to complete my paramedic qualifications and as a senior medical response trainer delivering a variety of programs to mine rescue teams etc, throughout Australia and PNG.

Having a father in the Airforce in Darwin during WW2, an Uncle who fought in Milne Bay and other Pacific Theatres in WW2, and a Grandfather who fought in the Somme in WW1, I share the passion of the other Kokoda Spirit Guides to remember and acknowledge those who have placed themselves in harms way for our way of life.

I have been involved in the fitness industry since 2006. I co-own and operate Jetts gym at Mango Hill, in Brisbane with my sister.

I am proud to have worn the uniform of the Australian Army Reserve (25/49 RQR) and also the Queensland Police Service.

Kokoda is a very significant journey for me one which I am extremely passionate about and connected to. I have walked Kokoda twice previously in memory of my two precious boys, Koda 4 and Hunter 9 months who were tragically taken from me in Jan 2016.

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