Some Of Our Trekking Clients Include:

Brighton Grammar Walking In The Footsteps Of Heroes

Recently a team from Brighton Grammar experienced the Kokoda Track led by Kokoda Spirit. A great group of young people who have now walked in the footsteps of heroes. Kokoda Spirit specialises in School and Youth Leadership programs, email us at enquiries@kokodaspirit.com

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The Most Amazing Kokoda Video You Will Ever Watch

My Great Uncle was a Wing Commander shot down during the campaign over New Britain and the emotion I felt with Greg our Australian Guide for Kokoda Spirit allowing me to honour him on Mt Bellamy, was indescribable. (Thanks to Bart Emerton on one of our July Treks for this outstanding production.)

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39th Battalion Hero’s To The End

‘What Happened To Uncle Sam’

75thAnniversary

A brief in regards to the final fate of Captain Samuel Templeton and six other ranks captured between 26-29th of July 1942 and executed at Old 15th August 1942.
Carl Johnson Compiler: Mud & Blood- Revisited
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Explore The Original Kokoda Trail

KOKODA SPIRIT

An epic journey and inspirational story.
Achieve something extraordinary.
Walking Kokoda is Empowering and Life Changing.

Kokoda Spirit is Australia’s and PNG’s most respected and professional company trekking across the original War Time Kokoda Trail.

We have been operating in PNG since 2004 escorting over 7500 trekkers safely in the footsteps of heroes across Kokoda

Choose A Guide To Suit Your Needs

75thAnniversary

At Kokoda Spirit we give your options to the style of Australian Guide you would like to lead your trek. Military Men, Teachers, Business & Community Leaders, Fitness & Health Coaches, all who have passion and great knowledge of the history and culture of the Kokoda Track.
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Our Kokoda Spirit Porters

  • Hey Wayne,

    Since we didn’t really get to say it at Brisbane, thank you so much for the trip!! I had the best time learning about not only the track, but the history of it. It has been the best experience I have had so far and it’s all a credit to you!

     

    Kind regards,

    Jack Clarkson (Brighton Grammar student)

    Jack Clarkson
  • Hi Wayne

    Thanks so much for an awesome adventure out on the Kokoda Track. The boys and staff all loved the experience, and we have had some incredible feedback!

     

    Enclosed are many of the photos we took, including photo of the year!

    I also put a short video together, which is on the USB, but I am working on an extended version. I’ll send this up as well when it is finished.

    Hope your recent trip went well.

     

    Regards Cam

     

    Cameron Taylor

    Director of Operations and Activities (7-12)

    Teacher in Charge of Basketball – First Team Coach

    Brighton Grammar School

    Cameron Taylor
  • Dear Wayne,

    Thank you for the email

    I had just sat myself down at the computer to send you an email as your email arrived!

    What a fabulous experience I had on the walk.
    The Trail was a huge challenge for me and I really questioned my ability to complete the walk from Day 1.

    I wanted to write to your company to acknowledge the wonderful staff of our PNG led crew who were wholly responsible for getting me to Kokoda and day 8!

    Ruben, John, Max and Mr Bug…. what amazing people you have working for you.
    The professionalism, care and compassion of these men, and the entire crew of porters, was exceptional.

    I was ready to be Helicoptered out by the end of day 2! however John, the calm presence, kept me going and got my mind into the right state where I started to believe I could make it to the end.
    It was slow going for me because I found the “Downs” very hard. Confidence was in hindsight probably my biggest barrier ( what I thought I couldn’t do and what I actually could do) John and Ruben never rushed me or made
    me feel I was slow, even though I was a good hour to hour and a half behind my little group coming into camp. The concept of “Julie time” became ours, and when the terrain got particularly bad the other guys would appear from
    nowhere and get me through. As John predicted by day 4 I found my Trekkers feet and settled into a wonderful experience of the Trail, the villages and the beautiful people, the awesome vistas as we topped an ascent.
    I thoroughly enjoyed the PNG peoples view of history of the trail, as I have read extensively about the Kokoda campaign before taking the trek and continue to read more now I am home ( currently reading The Bone Man of Kokoda about
    Kokichi Nishimura ) and feel It offered a balanced experience from all sides of the conflict. The respect of the trail is evident in all the porters and villagers and the privilege of walking the trail was deeply moving.
    The sense of achievement on day 8 coming into Kokoda was an awesome feeling.

    So I guess I wanted to write to you, so you could pass on my thanks to the crew:
    for getting me there! for looking after us so beautifully! and for taking such pride in their work!

    My Husband and I will be recommending Kokoda Spirit to everyone and anyone, and who knows we may get back and do it again…..mmm maybe not this year tho ha ha.

    Regards,

    Julie Renehan

    Julie Renehan
  • Thank you to you all. It was a great experience.

    Greg was an excellent leader, and his passion for and knowledge of the campaign really brought it to life and made it a memorable and emotional part of the trek.

    Your guide team couldn’t have done a better job. Their silent dignity and selfless support were essential and greatly appreciated.

    And thank you for your partnership in the arrangements in advance. I really appreciated the responsiveness of the office team.

    You have a great organisation, Wayne.

    Thank you.
    Andrew

    Andrew Hutchinson

    Founder, Executive Chair
    Alchimie Pty Limited

    Andrew Hutchinson
  • Wayne and team – great job, thank you.

    Immaculate organisation throughout, well done.

    Special shout-out to Greg Chamberlin and his commitment to the walkers’ experience – he had a couple of big tumbles, is there a plan B if the guide goes down?

    The porters were amazing. My porter, Neville, was great, it was his first Kokoda run. If you could get him my email address that would be great – I realise it might not be easy.

    Lastly, Bart Emmerton has put a good film together of our journey – thought you might be interested – the drone footage of the campsites is amazing.

    Thanks again, see you in a couple of years if the knees are still working.

    Regards
    Jim

    Jim Mantle

    Managing Director
    Alchimie Pty Limited
    Ph. +61 3 9728 6688
    Mob. 0412 196 983

    Jim Mantle
  • Good afternoon,

    Greg was a wonderful guide. His friendly demeanour, genuine empathy for the fallen soldiers and local PNG people, knowledge of military strategy, respect for the individuals in the team, jovial spirit, compassion and respect for the local people, love of the outdoors and natural environment was uncompromising. He was a joy to be around and made the experience even more memorable.

    Kind Regards,

    Emma GALLIGAN
    Executive Assistant | CRO
    HSBC Bank Australia Limited

    Emma Galligan
  • Bartz was so proud of his village, Efogi when we walked in. This is him pointing to his village from the track. Saved my arse more than once, amazing human.

    Glenn

    Glenn
  • Billy and I, can’t thank him enough for his kindness and help along the track ,a true gentleman and angel ,an amazing experience that lives with me every day .I hope he and his family are all well .

    Terry

    Terry
  • Henry!!! Made me feel like royalty

    Kirrilee

    Kirrilee
  • The spirit lives on good onya guys.

    Nev

     

    Nev
  • They were all wonderful fellas and we won’t ever forget how well they looked after us

    Michelle

    Michelle
  • God bless those beautiful men who helped our men a debt we can never repay.

    Debbie

    Debbie
  • My friend Ron Koko for making this the most amazing experience and sharing his heart and soul, friendship and knowledge, culture and language….as well as dragging me up every hill! Thanks Ambo…I am forever grateful!

    Jo

    Jo
  • My man Joe. Man of not many words but looked after me big time.

    Phil

    Phil
  • Extraordinary men is an understatement for the PNG porters on the Kokoda track, my porter Pauly was a legend all the way, saved my ass on many slippery slopes. 

    Mark

    Mark
  • Stuart saved me tooo many times to mention after dislocating my shoulder on day three and getting me to the end… they are all legends.

    Jo

    Jo
  • I did the trek in May this year and my personal porter was Jeremi! He made me feel so safe and held my hand when it was really steep or slippery. I couldn’t have done it without him!

    Bel

    Bel
  • Benzie was my personal porter and security blanket and John Burrows was so caring, they were all legends

    Jen

    Jen
  • P.J. literally half dragged or pushed me over every single hill on that track. Not to mention caught me on every single fall I had down hill. He allowed me to look up and see the beauty of PNG, and to top it all off let me have the best birthday ever. Absolute Legend.

    Lau

    Lau
  • My amazing porter James, I love that man. Saved me every single day.

    De

    De
  • That finished feeling and nothing but gratitude for literally saving my arse every single day. Xx

    Alyssa

    Alyssa
  • My Porter was John Bula. 

    He was amazing and so helpful, if it wasn’t for him I doubt whether I would have made it through.

    Richard

    Richard
  • I did the trek 10 years ago with your company. he wasn’t my porter but he was very kind and helpful and very easy to talk to. I will ways remember him.

    Sue

    Sue
  • Great to have Big Willie looking after me. Was great to get up and put warm dry clothes on every morning. I can’t remember how many times he saved my arse

    Matt

    Matt
  • I would have made it down the range the quick but wrong way if it wasn’t for Sai.

    Alex

    Alex
  • He looked after my then 14 year old son every second of the trek in ways above and beyond. It was a huge relief to me to have Max taking care of Mikey

    Briony

    Briony
  • Gibson was always by my side, holding my hand or watching me. Like my guardian angel.

    Kelly

    Kelly
  • He was my saviour on many occasions.

    Cam

    Cam
  • Martos was just incredible. I called him “the hand of god” because he seemed to know the right time to reach out for me and stop me sliding all over the shop. He showed patience and guidance. And it was because of his amazing nature, he was the person I looked to. A good example of this is when we were going through a section of the track I was a little uncomfortable with. Most of the time for the trek I was happy to step out front but this one section I disclose to the group my desire to sit back and Martos gently guided me through.

    Helen

     

    Helen
  • Noel was the stand-out for me. right along-side him would be Wayne Asena, Kennet, Steven, John, Junior, Mobe, Paul, Kevin, Bug, Mado, Esco and Savox. Gods amongst men.

    Mark

    Mark

 

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75thAnniversary

75thAnniversary

Kurt Fearnley talks about his Kokoda trek with Kokoda Spirit and Kokoda Spirit Owner Wayne Wetherall.

“He immediately impressed me with his drive and energy, and was clearly tremendously passionate about Kokoda, it’s history and its legacy”
“One thing I do know if I did return to Kokoda it would be with Wayne and Kokoda Spirit”
(Kurt did return to Kokoda for Anzac Day 2015 at Isurava)
“He had taken the time to listen, to look and talk to me in the lead-up to this amazing adventure”
“He had invested the time in getting to know me and even been in New York to support me in the marathon”
“It is amazing the power that comes from one person showing unreserved belief in another”
“That is what Wayne did for me, without him I could not have undertaken the Kokoda Track”

 

Laura Dundovic & Erin Holland Walk Kokoda

Former Miss Universe Australia Laura Dundovic and former Miss World Australia Erin Holland decided to ditch their high heels for hiking boots and take on the Kokoda Track. Watch their adventure unfold.

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Kokoda To Owers Itinerary

Wayne Wetherall, owner & Chief Guide of Kokoda Spirit takes you through the itinerary of trekking Kokoda from Kokoda To Owers Corner

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Kokoda Spirit FAQ’s

Wayne Wetherall answers our most frequently asked questions about the Kokoda Track.

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Take the Challenge & Trek to Everest Base Camp with Wild Spirit Adventures

Challenge & Trek to Everest Base Camp

The ultimate challenge of Everest Base Camp trek offers breath taking mountain panoramas, if you like to walk then this is one of the most inspiring places in the world to do it. To walk in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay and the many other climbers is an incredible experience.

Adventurers and trekkers have been fascinated and captivated by this goliath of a mountain and the most popular trek in the Himalayas is Everest Base Camp.

To stand at Everest Base Camp and view Mt Everest is an emotional, spiritual and mystical experience. The power and energy of Everest is intoxicating and you will be in awe of the size and majesty of the world’s greatest mountain.

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Experience the Sandakan Death March & The Wonders of Borneo with Wild Spirit Adventures

Experience the Sandakan Death March

Sabah Borneo has some of the World’s greatest adventures including the infamous Sandakan Death March. Immerse yourself in an ecological treasure that is breathtaking, serene and thrilling. Whatever your mood, you have paradise in the palm of your hand in Sabah, the adventure land of eco-treasures.

So whatever excites or fascinates you, your children or friends, from mountain climbing, jungle trekking, wildlife safaris, white water rafting, mountain biking, kayaking, diving, fishing, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, tennis or golf, Sabah promises excitement to fulfil every adventurers and sporting persons wishes and dreams.

Sabah Borneo is also the place to experience the culture of this wonderful place, with traditional longhouses and village stays, exotic cuisine, traditional festive celebrations and the incredible “tamu” or local market place shopping experience. Sabah is also home to some amazing, unique and fascinating animals, including the incredible Borneo Elephants, Orang Utan, and Proboscis monkeys.

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92.7 Mix FM’s Todd & Caroline Trek Kokoda

Todd & Caroline from 92.7 Mix FM have just finished trekking Kokoda For ANZAC Day 2018 in aid of the ‘Give me 5 For Kids’. Join them next year as they trek and experience Sandakan Borneo.

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Owers To Kokoda Itinerary

Wayne Wetherall, owner & Chief Guide of Kokoda Spirit takes you through the itinerary of trekking Kokoda from Owers Corner To Kokoda.

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12 Red Hot Tips

Wayne Wetherall Managing Director Of Kokoda Spirit Gives You 12 Red Hot Tips For Trekking Kokoda.

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Our EXCLUSIVE Online, PERSONALISED Kokoda Training Program…

Prepare yourself for this Life Changing event with a training program fitted to your needs. Structure, feedback and motivation will make you a stronger…

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