Our Australian Guides

We can give you options to the style of Australian Guide you would prefer with an incredibly diverse outlook and experience with life.

Our Australian Guides range from Military men that have served in Afghanistan, Vietnam, Timor and Somalia.

Our other Australian guides are specialist Teachers, Business and Community Leaders, Fitness and Health Coaches that love to share their knowledge of the history and culture of the Kokoda Track.

Our Australian Guides are very experienced with numerous Kokoda crossings and our Managing Director Wayne Wetherall has trekked Kokoda in excess of 85 times and has led and facilitated more than 100 expeditions including Kokoda, Borneo, Nepal and Kilimanjaro.

Kokoda Spirit supports and large range of Charities and Foundations with raising funds and awareness for their causes. This assistance ranges from direct contributions, discounted treks, free of Charge treks and multimedia promotions of the Charity.

Our Porters carry between 12 -20kgs. The maximum weight our Porters carry on their trek is 20kgs

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.

When I am not on the track, I reside in Perth Western Australia with my wife of 32 years and 2 Daughters I have a Plastering business and a keen interest in Fishing and Persinal Fitness.
My Grandfather was a member of the 2/28th Battalion and served in North Africa, PNG and Borneo.

I am so excited to join the Kokoda Spirit team as a Trek Medic for the 2018 trekking season.
After walking the track in July I had a new determination and passion to provide significant nursing services to the trekkers, porters, guides and villages along the Kokoda Trail.