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2 Nights / 3 Days Beach Heads Tour Buna to Gona

2 Nights / 3 Days Beach Heads Tour Buna To Gona

Duration: 3 Nights
Price: $1,195
Led by: PNG Local Led


Minimum 5 persons
Price $1,195.00 per person

Day 01

Arrive from Port Moresby and fly to either Kokoda or Popendetta.

This trip can also extend on from your Kokoda Track trek. If commencing in Kokoda on our first night we will overnight in Oivi. Oivi was the scene of one of our early battles and the area where Captain Sam Templeton was killed. We will also visit the beautiful Oivi Waterfall.

Overnight Oivi

Day 02

After breakfast we continue our tour and visit the battle sites of Gorari and Awala. Awala was the scene of our first battle with the Japanese.

We then continue on to Buna, on our way to Buna we will stop at the Girua/Doburdura airstrip which was the home of the US bombers, we will also stop in and view the airstrip used by the fighter planes. Both these strips can be seen, with some imagination, as they were back in the war years. You will also see the massive horseshoe earth embankments used to park the planes in for protection.

We trek through the Japanese bunker system and then down past the old and new Japanese airstrips. You can still see the large bomb craters in the area and the positions of the Japanese anti aircraft guns. We will actually see a Japanese anti aircraft gun and radio set in its original position.

We then walk through the village onto the beach for our short journey to the Buna Guest House.

We are greeted on arrival by traditional dances and refreshments.

Our Dinner tonight is a traditional feast. The Beach House is right on the beach and has fantastic views and great swimming. Tonight we feast and enjoy some relaxing drinks.

Overnight in Buna Guest House.

Day 03

After breakfast we depart for Gona, where we inspect the battle fields of this area. We visit the Gona Mission Station and discover a vehicle riddled with bullets from the war. We get to see the strategic positions of both the Australian and Japanese. Mid morning we depart Popendetta for our flight back to Port Moresby.

The 2 Night / 3 Day Beach Head Tour includes 2 nights’ accommodation in Oivi/Buna and

food, entertainment and transport for tour.

Accommodation in Villages

All meals on the tour

Group Equipment Porters/Cooks

Village fees

Local PNG Leader

Internal flight Popendetta to Port Moresby

$10 million Public Liability Policy

Kokoda Spirit Group T-Shirt

Accommodation in Port Moresby (Available upon request)

Anti-Malarial medication or inoculations as recommended by your local Doctor

Personal first aid and personal care items

Medical Certificate

Visa for entry into PNG


Personal travel insurance

Personal expenses in Port Moresby

City Tour/Bomana War Cemetery (Available upon request)