We have a wealth of experience and have been operating in PNG and along the Kokoda Track since 2004. Over 8500 trekkers’have now successfully and happily trekked Kokoda with us.
Australian Defence Force organisations and Australian Para Military organisations, Corporate, Schools, Sporting Teams, Charities and Foundations have chosen and continue to choose Kokoda Spirit for our professionalism and in-depth knowledge of the Kokoda Track and the battles along the trail.
While we love working with our Defence Force groups, we do promise not to treat you like a raw recruit or march you in platoon or company size groups!
OUR ADVENTURE PARTNERS
Kokoda Spirit has helped to organise and lead a host of corporategroups, school groups, Defence groups, charities, individual clients and celebrities across the Kokoda Track.
We have worked closely and trekked with Paralympian and Adventurer Michael Milton, Paralympian Kurt Fearnley (Crawling Kokoda), Paralympian, author and motivational, speaker Don Elgin.
Rugby League Legend, Paul “The Chief”Harragon, NRL Premiership winning players Mark Hughes and Billy Peden, Australian Rugby League representive players David Fairleigh and Brad Godden.
Manu Feidel from MKR, Kate Peck model and MTV presenter, Miss Universe Australia, Laura Dundovic, and Miss World Australia, Erin Holland.
IN THE MEDIA
Kokoda Spirit has also been privileged enough to be the chosen trekking company by the producers of “Kokoda”the movieand has appeared on Channel Seven’s Sunday Night Program and Channel Seven’s Today Tonight program.
Journalist and television presenter, Simon Bouda, Channel 9, chose Kokoda Spirit to assist with coverage of 2017 ANZAC Day ceremony at Isurava Memorial.
We have also had an ABC Foreign Correspondent trek with us and have had articles published in The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald Age, Courier Mail, Japan Times newspapers and Air Niugini In-flight Magazine.
Our Foundation, Organisations & Charities Have Included:
|National Breast Cancer Foundation|
|Heart Foundation||Soldier On||Blind Courage (Guide Dogs Australia)|
|Smiling for Smiddy||Mission Australia||Indigenous Marathon Foundation||Autism Victoria|
|RSL Life Care||Mark Hughes Foundation||Kokoda for Koda||ANGLS (Aussie Nurses Giving Life)|
|Centacare||PTSD Association Canberra||Give Me Five For Kids||Bully Zero Foundation Australia|
|Cotton On||Coca-Cola||Qantas||CUFA (Credit Union Foundation Australia)|
|Barrack Gold Corporation||Wood and Grieve Engineers||Zing||Centre Stage Management|
|Cams Cause||Humpty Dumpty Foundation||Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation||Chocolate Box Training|
|Alzheimer’s Australia||Wish You Were Here Foundation||Rotarians Against Malaria||EFM Health Clubs|
|Blue Hope Police Foundation||Lyme Disease Foundation||MBA Business Consultants||360 Athlete|
|MTA Travel Agents||TAL||AEA Animal Emergency Australia||Wotton & Kearney|
Our Leadership and Mentoring groups have included.
|Y Lead Youth Leadership Program||MASP Youth Leadership||Kokoda Challenge Youth Program||Jobs Australia Indigenous program|
|NSW Young Achievers Rugby League team||Camp Quality||Cams Cause||Soulful Concepts|
|Priority Advisory Group||The Growth Project|
Our Defence and Para Military Force Groups Include.
|Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA)||Victorian RSL||39th Battalion||Australia’s Federation Guard|
|HMAS Darwin||HMAS Coonawarra||48th Battalion||Australian Federal Police|
|Queensland Police Service||RAAF Townsville||Army Logistic Training Centre||Army Logistic Training Centre|
|HMAS Newcastle||Australian Border Protection||Royal Australian Navy Recruit School HMAS Cerberus||HMAS Hobart|
Our School Groups have included;
|Haileybury College||Newcastle Grammar||Berne School||Nhulunbuy High School|
|Rostrevor College||St Ignatius Riverview College||Hale School||Yarrawonga Secondary College|
|Mackillop College||Sunshine Coast Grammar||Victorian College of Deaf||Knox Grammar|
|Ravenswood School for Girls||St Luke’s Anglican Bundaberg||St Hilda’s College (Melbourne Uni)||MASP|
|Ela Murray International School Port Moresby||Mirboo North Secondary College||Chancellor Park State College||Murray High School|
|Surf Coast High School Torquay||Yarrawonga College||Brighton Grammar||Lindisfarne School|
|St Columba Anglican School||Mount Clear Cottage|
Channel Seven Sunday Night Program, Channel 7 Today Tonight program (twice), ABC Foreign Correspondent, Channel Nine 60 Minutes Program (Twice) articles in The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald Age, Courier Mail, Japan Times newspapers and Air Niugini In-flight Magazine.
We run trips for the annual Queensland Police Service trek and we are proud of our past association with the Kokoda Challenge Youth Program (KCYP).
Kokoda Spirit also continues its relationship with the MASP Youth Leadership Mentoring program in Victoria and has done so for the past five years.
We have also been involved with Jobs Australia and their Indigenous Youth Leadership programs having led a group of Indigenous Leaders and Mentors across the Kokoda Track in their leadership program.
We organise and lead a number of school trips across Kokoda. Our school group’s focus is on the history of the track, community projects, including immersion, humanitarian and student empowerment and leadership projects.
Managing Director Wayne Wetherall was part of the Foundation Committee that assisted in the design and implementation of the trekking companies Code of Conduct. Wayne was also a member of the Kokoda Track Maintenance Advisory Committee.
All our travel arrangements are completed through Spirit Holidays – Travel Agents Licence TAG 1611