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

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.

Bernie Victory first trekked Kokoda in 2004 and has returned pretty much every year since. In that time he has seen a steady change in Australia’s understanding of the history of the Track and in conditions on the Track itself.

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.