Adventurer, businessman, founder, head guide and owner of life changing and empowering adventure and leadership companies, Kokoda Spirit, True Spirit and Wild Spirit Adventures.
Wayne Wetherall is also the founder and race director for the Kokoda Ultra Marathon and the incredibly challenging Kokoda Coast to Coast Challenge.
Wetherall also led Paralympian Legend, Kurt Fearnley as he crawled across Kokoda.
In 2010 Wetherall set up the adventure and life-changing company True Spirit Adventures that is about living your life with passion, purpose and significance.
True Spirit provides specific high level, high impact programs and workshops and life changing adventures for individuals, groups, corporate and sporting teams to achieve and sustain peak performance and live their lives with passion, purpose, resilience and significance.
Kokoda Spirit is Australia and PNG’s most respected and professional company trekking the Kokoda Track.
Kokoda Spirit has been operating in PNG since 2004 and has successfully taken over 8400 trekkers across the track.
His companies specialise in organising and leading military and para military groups, school groups, sporting teams, corporate groups and individuals across the famous and iconic Kokoda Track.
Kokoda Spirit and Wayne Wetherall has helped to organise and lead a host of corporate groups, school groups, defence groups, charities, individual clients and celebrities across the Kokoda Track.
His companies deliver life changing and empowering adventures specialising in leadership and personal development programs.
Just some of Wetherall’s adventure highlights have included over 90 crossings of the Kokoda Track, including the first Kokoda Coast to Coast challenge crossing and has led more than 118 expeditions including Kokoda, Borneo, Nepal and Kilimanjaro.
Wetherall has completed a continuous triple Kokoda crossing, a fast two-day crossing, a double crossing of Kokoda in 6 days and the race distance 2 nights 3 days Kokoda Ultra Marathon.
He has led 12 treks across the infamous Sandakan Death March in Borneo and has summited SE Asia’s highest Mountain, Mt Kinabalu 10 times.
Wetherall has also been pivotal in uncovering the missing links of the Sandakan Death March track, which is described as Australia’s worst Military Tragedy of WW2.
He has summited Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa on 5 occasions and climbed Mt Fuji in Japan.
He has also leads groups to Everest Base Camp.
He has completed a 1600km bike ride from Brisbane to Townsville in 8 days averaging over 200km per day.
He has also caged dived with the Great White sharks of Port Lincoln and thrown himself out of a perfectly good plane skydiving 4 times.
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 and a foundation member of the Kokoda Tour Operators Association.
He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors MAICD.