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Our Australian Kokoda Guides are first class professionals with a passion and understanding of the history of the Kokoda Track, the battles, the philosophy and tactics used during the Kokoda Trail campaign. Being a guide on the Kokoda Track is what they do, and they live and breathe Kokoda.

Our lead guide and Managing Director Wayne Wetherall has spent years researching the history of the Track and exploring the many tracks across Kokoda. He has also spent considerable time interviewing Australian and Japanese veterans about the battles on the Owen Stanley Ranges.

Our guides may not be all ex-military but are all keen students of military history and tactics. They are also expert track guides and familiar with the culture of the people along the track.

Our Australian Guides come from a wide range of back grounds from Military personal that have served in Afghanistan, Vietnam, Timor and Somalia. Our other Australian guides are specialist teachers, business and community leaders that love to share their passion and knowledge of the history and culture of the Kokoda Track.

Our Australian Guides are specialist in the history of the Kokoda Trail campaign, experienced bushman, professional, friendly, encouraging and great Australians. They are all first aid trained and love being out with their groups on the Kokoda Track.

We can give you options to walk the Kokoda Trail with our great cross section of Australian Guides that represent an incredibly diverse outlook on life.
We offer a range of Kokoda Trail tours and Kokoda Track treks depending on your requirements and all of our Kokoda Trail tour packages are designed to eliminate any hidden extras and to make the logistics and organising of your Kokoda Trail trek hassle free and great value for money.


Both treks walk the same trek, stay in the same campsites along the track, eat the same food and have the same wonderful PNG porters. Our PNG led Kokoda Track treks do not have the same degree of historical information or commemoration services that the Australian Guided treks provide. Our Australian guides have a great deal of knowledge about the history of the Kokoda Track and a passion for the story. The Australian guide is also first aid trained to a higher degree and adds that extra touch of security for those not so comfortable in a wilderness situation.


The following are included in the price of your Kokoda trek:

  • Internal flight Kokoda to Port Moresby or Port Moresby to Kokoda depending on Kokoda trek direction
  • Transport from Owers’ Corner to Port Moresby or Port Moresby tom Owers’ Corner depending on direction of Kokoda trek
  • Airport/Hotel accommodation transfers
  • Accommodation in Port Moresby – 2 nights’ twin share, at the 5-star Stanley Hotel (1-night pre and 1-night post Kokoda trek)
  • Kokoda Track Specific Training Program
  • Comprehensive pre- Kokoda trek information and support package
  • Experienced support staff to answer your questions and requests prior to your Kokoda trek
  • 24-hour emergency support network in Port Moresby and Australia
  • Communication and emergency equipment, satellite phones
  • Visit to Bomana War Cemetery
  • Australian Guide
  • And an experienced and professionally trained PNG Trek Master and Experienced PNG Trek Leader
  • Our Porters and Guides are exclusively from the Koiari and Orokaiva villages along the Kokoda Track
  • Group Camping and trek equipment
  • Two-person mosquito proof tent and groundsheet per person for duration of Kokoda trek
  • Large backpack hire
  • We have group medical kits and First Aid trained Guides
  • Professionally trained Rope and River crossing specialist.
  • We carry all our food and supplies for the complete Kokoda trek, avoiding any risky and delayed/cancelled halfway food drops. Plus, we get the opportunity to give more work to our Porters for the whole Kokoda trek.
  • Professionally trained cooks and camp staff.
  • We do not use dehydration packs just fresh wholesome food.
  • All meals during the Kokoda trek, prepared fresh by our professionally trained cooks.
  • Group porters / Camp porters
  • Kokoda Track Village campsite fees
  • Kokoda Track Village guesthouse or tent accommodation along the Kokoda track
  • Kokoda Track Authority fee and permit
  • Kokoda Spirit Certificate on completion
  • Kokoda Spirit Cool Dry shirt and cap
  • We have a Port Moresby office with support staff on hand to assist
  • We pay for Porter flights/transport to and from the Kokoda track
  • We supply all Porter food and camping equipment and uniform for our staff
  • We pay our Trek Guides and Porters well above the industry average and well above the recommended amount specified by the Kokoda Track Authority
  • Our Porters carry less than the specified weight recommended by the Kokoda Track authority and less than the International Porters code

What’s Not Included

The following are not included in the price of your Kokoda Track trekking adventure tour:

  • International Flights and Domestic Flights (within Australia)
  • Anti-malaria medication and / or inoculations as recommended by your Doctor
  • Personal first aid and personal care items
  • Medical Assessment
    (Kokoda Spirit will provide each person with a Doctors letter to take to your local Doctor)
  • Passport
  • Personal Travel Insurance (Insurance needs to include provision for an emergency airlift out of the Kokoda Track if required)
  • Personal expenses in Port Moresby (e.g., telephone calls, drinks, meals, room service etc.)
  • Extra night’s accommodation in Port Moresby
  • “Trekking Gear List” items.
  • Personal Porter (to carry your backpack – $720 – highly recommended)
  • Any expenses relating to a Medical Evacuation (refer to Booking Terms)

Our Kokoda Trail packages are designed to eliminate any hidden extras and to make the logistics and organising of your Kokoda trek hassle free and great value for money. It is also worth noting that all our Kokoda treks have two senior guides on the Kokoda trek with you, they are our Trek Master and Trek Leader plus an Australian Historical Guide.

Our Australian Guides all have completed many Kokoda Track crossings and our Managing Director, Wayne Wetherall, has achieved more than 95 Kokoda treks.

Our senior guides have a great knowledge of the Kokoda Track and its history. They also love to share their passion and knowledge of the history and culture of their country and the Kokoda Track.

Kokoda Spirit has been operating in PNG and the Kokoda Track since 2004, with over 8900 trekkers safely and happily trekking Kokoda with us.

We have our own office and logistics both in Port Moresby and Australia. We also have a comprehensive risk management plan and 24 hours back-to-base monitoring of all our treks.
We provide comprehensive and informative pre Kokoda trek information and have an exclusive Kokoda training program, designed specifically for our Kokoda adventures.
Our food is fresh and delicious and prepared by our cooks on the Kokoda Track for you. We do not use dehydrated food or ration packs. Our staff also put your tent up and down each day on Australian Led treks.

We can run Kokoda Track trips as per our itinerary or design a specific itinerary to suit your requirements. This may include changing direction of the trek, adding or subtracting days, adding extra destinations or focusing on key interest areas. We also have a $20 million Public Liability Insurance Policy and extensive Risk Assessment planning/policy. Our senior staff are remote first aid trained and carry medical kits and satellite phones.