Our PNG Specialist has visited PNG and has first hand knowledge of  Rabaul, Kokopo and Kimbe Bay in New Britain, Kavieng and surrounds in New Ireland, Mt Hagen and the Western Highlands as well as attending the Travel Forum in Port Moresby. We have a range of touring to offer you - World War II History & War Relics, Cultural Experiences, Festivals,  Bird Watching, Surfing, Diving, Trekking, Fishing, Volcanoes... 

Ask Our Specialist to tailor make you an itinerary to suit your requirements.  

2017 Cultural Festivals
09/10 June 2017 - Madang Festival - Madang
12/15 July 2017 - Mask Festival - East New Britain Province - Rabaul
05/07 August 2017 - Crocodile Festival - East Sepik Province, Wewak
19/20 August 2017- Hagen Show - Western Highlands Province - Mt Hagen
16/17 September 2017 - Goroka Show - Eastern Highlands Province - Goroka
07/08 October 2017 - Morobe Show - Morobe Province - Lae
04/05 November 2017 - Kenu & Kundu Festival (Canoe Festival) - Milne Bay Province, Alotau

2017 Set Tour Departures - please ask for full itinerary and cost
02/15 July 2017 -13 night Rabaul Mask Festival including Sepik River, Madang, Simbai, Mt Hagen, Goroka, Duke of York Islands
03/10 August 2017 - 7 night  Sepik Crocodile Festival Tour 
13/21 August 2017 - 8 night Simbai and Mt Hagen Show Tour icluding Madang, and the Paiya Sing Sing
17/28 August 2017 - 10 night Mt Hagen Show & Sepik River Tour, including Paiya Sing Sing, Simbai and the Sepik River
17/21 August 2017 - 4 night Mt Hagan Show Weekender
14/18 September 2017 - 4 night Goroka Show Weekender
15/25 September 2017 - 10 nights Goroka Show & Kalam Culture Festival Tour including Mt Hagen, Simbai and the Sepik River
27 October/08 November 2017 - 12 night Milne Bay Canoe Festival Tour - including Sepik River, Mt Hagain, Trobriand Islands

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Discover beautiful East New Britain, from the provincial capital Kokopo, founded after the 1994 Mt Tavurvur volcanic eruption, which completely destroyed the town of Rabaul - now ghost like!
Kokopo Beach Bungalow Resort is located on the water, and is within an easy walk of town. All rooms have their own balcony, en suite bathroom and are airconditioned, spacious and modern.  The restaurant and bar are built in the traditional style and have fantastic views of New Ireland, the unspoiled Duke of York Islands and the mighty volcanoes surrounding Rabaul town.         Request a Quote
Accommodating up to 14 guests, Lissenung is a 20 minute boat ride from Kavieng, the New Ireland Province. 6 Ocean Front Bungalows are spread out over the small island. The big Haus Win (main building) has a natural sandy floor, comfortable chairs and tables for you to relax in.The area is famous for diving and the resort is well equipped to cater to divers including dive gear and courses.         Request a Quote
A private retreat surrounded by rainforest, on a bluff overlooking Milne Bay, Tawali Resort offers guests a unique diving location with a choice of over 60 dive sites. The Resort, constructed by local craftsman, features airconditioned bungalows with solar heated water, and connected by covered walkways. Conference facilities for up to 30 guests and there are plenty of weekly activities to learn about the local culture are available.         Request a Quote
bullet specials TUFI RESORT
Tufi Resort has 23 airconditioned rooms/bungalows and is located on a hilltop overlooking Tufi Harbour in Oro Province east of Kokoda, and only 3 minutes drive from the airport. Great resort for keen fisherman and divers with rental gear available. The nearest open water reef is just 15 minutes by boat and there are over 30 dive sites available.         Request a Quote
Located on the island of New Britain, Kimbe Bay,  Walindi is known for its quality diving, award winning photography and warm hospitality.   Charter the live aboard FeBrina for a bird watching tour to the Bismarck Archipelago, or for an incredibly diverse dive holiday.  You can do it all here at Walindi - snorkel, kayak, swim in a hot river, bush walk, birdwatch or just relax.  The resort  has 12 Beachfront and 8 Plantation House Rooms with a licensed restaurant and bar, boutique and swimming pool. Experienced dive guides and instructors are available as well as dive equipment and certification courses.         Request a Quote


FRI 15 - MON 25 SEPTEMBER 2017 -  10 nights Goroka, Mt Hagen, Simbai, Sepik River (escorted small group tour maximum 12 people + guide)

This small group tour  begins in Goroka for the Show, travels overland to Mt Hagen then hops by charter flight to Simbai for the Kalam Festival then onwards to Wewak and the Sepik River including one night in a village on the mystic middle Sepik, home of the crocodile cult.

The Goroka Show is partly an agricultural show and partly a highlands sing-sing. Since colonial days the people of the eastern highlands have come together once a year to display samples of their best crops and livestock to compete for prizes, and to show off their most colourful and energetic dance traditions. The pride of each tribe is vested in its dancing groups which vie for attention and prominence on the dance ground – often there are several groups performing at once in different parts of the arena. Sparks fly occasionally on the field as jealousy and competition fuel conflict between tribal groups. At the end of the Show, judges award prizes to the best dancing groups. Cash awards have now taken the place of pigs and brides.

The Kalam Culture Festival on the other hand is a small local festival attended by only a few privileged outsiders. Once a year the people of the Kalam tribe around Simbai in the highlands come together to resolve disputes, pay bride price and other compensation payments (usually in the form of pigs), pierce the nose septums of pubescent boys to initiate them into manhood, and feast and celebrate together the traditions of their tribe.

This itinerary includes the Sepik as a final stop to explore the culture of the riverine tribes. Sepik tribes rarely perform at the Goroka Show because there are no road connections from Wewak to Goroka.


This is a “wet foot” tour that involves up to 1 hour walking in some places to get to villages, clambering in and out of canoes, and several nights sleeping “rough” in very basic accommodation at Simbai and the Sepik River - village guest houses with clean bedding and hygienic food but rather primitive outhouse bathrooms and no electricity.

Some physical agility and mental resilience is required for this tour... on the other hand if getting “hands on” is your idea of a tour then this experience will be perfect for you.

This is a unique small group tour program not offered by any other tour company. The tour price includes a tour development levy to recoup outlays on designing, reconnoitring and organising this remote area program, plus a share of the group leader’s travel costs, various hidden costs like local permits and insurances, retainers for local guides, air-freighting of gear and supplies from Port Moresby etc. 


  •  Port Moresby – airport meet and greet
  • Port Moresby - scheduled domestic flight to Goroka
  • Goroka – airport meet and greet, transfer to accommodation
  • Goroka - 3 nights minimum 2.5-star accommodation, includes set-menu breakfast and dine-out dinner
  • Goroka – arrival day sightseeing tour of Goroka town
  • Goroka - 2 x morning excursions to the Goroka Show with entry pass, bottled water, boxed lunch
  • Goroka – 2 x afternoon excursions to Goroka villages
  • Goroka - road transfer to Mt Hagen with enroute stops (includes lunch)
  • Mt Hagen - 1 night minimum 2.5-star accommodation, includes buffet or set-menu dinner and hot breakfast
  • Mt Hagen – return charter flights from Mt Hagen to Simbai
  • Simbai - 3 days village culture tours and Kalam Culture Festival, Simbai including all entry fees and gratuities
  • Simbai - 3 nights 1-star twin-share accommodation at Kalam Guest House, Simbai including local style meals and bottled or boiled drinking water
  • Mt Hagen – scheduled domestic flight to Wewak
  • Wewak – 2 nights minimum 2.5-star accommodation including set-menu dinner and breakfast
  • Wewak – overnight excursion to Middle Sepik village including road and motor canoe transfers, village tours, basic village hut accommodation, local style food and bottled water, private sing-sing performance
  • Wewak - scheduled domestic flight to Port Moresby
  • Port Moresby – departure day breakfast
  • Port Moresby – departure day ad hoc shopping or sightseeing (complimentary)
  • Port Moresby - departure check-in assistance and farewell at airport
  • Throughout the tour we provide:

- services of a full time tour leader -  all fees and gratuities for local villages, guides, demonstrators and helpers  - all airport/hotel transfers -- all road travel by late model mini bus or four wheel drive vehicle with bottled water on board - all water travel by open speed boat, skiff or motor canoe with life vests and bottled water on board - various additional gear that may be required for your safety and comfort in remote areas such as mobile satellite phone, tropical first aid kit, mosquito net, clean bedding, supplementary supplies  - daily reconfirmation of flights and arrangements coordinated by our Port Moresby office - 24 hour emergency backup from our Port Moresby office

Please ask for full itinerary and cost.  


bullet specials  2017 MILNE BAY CANOE FESTIVAL TOUR

FRI 27 OCT – WED 08 NOV 2017 - 12 nights Wewak, Sepik River, Mt Hagen, Port Moresby, Alotau (festival), Trobriand Is  (Fully escorte soft adventure tour.  Group size minimum 6, maximum 12 passengers)

The Milne Bay Canoe and Drum Festival is a celebration of Milne Bay’s traditional reliance on native canoes and drums for transportation and communication between the islands. Participants from other provinces also bring their canoes and drums to join in the canoe races, drumming contests, and sing-sing performances.

Participating canoes range from tiny one-man dugouts through outrigger sailing canoes to huge war canoes from Balimo in the Western Province. This festival is the only place outside Balimo where you can behold the spectacle of 30  Balimo men paddling a 40 foot war canoe with all their might.

Participating drums range from kundu hand-drums with lizard or snake skin stretched across the opening of a hollowed log to form a tympanic membrane, through to giant slit-gong log drums made from hollowed out tree trunks and beaten with mallets to produce low frequency thuds that can be heard many miles away even from island to island.

Alotau is a small town where it is safe to wander among the crowds observing the festival activities without any fear. There will be many stalls at the festival venue selling local food, handicrafts and even older artifacts that villagers bring for sale once a year at the festival.

From Alotau the tour group moves on to the Trobriand Islands, touring the main island Kiriwina and spending a whole day on tiny Munuwata Island, a sand bar lost in time where the 200 villagers spend their days fishing and tending their yam gardens.

At Mt Hagen the itinerary includes cultural and nature tours featuring the Paiya Village skull house, the Magic Mountain moss forest and orchid gardens, and a highlands sing-sing. From Mt Hagen there is a direct flight to Wewak and three nights on the mystical Sepik River staying in bamboo huts among the river peopLe.

NB This is a “wet foot” tour that involves climbing in and out of small boats, some walking in sand and mud, and a few nights in basic huts without electricity. Some physical agility is required. Also note this is a unique small group tour program.

 TOUR INCLUSIONS (12 nights):

  • Port Moresby – meet, greet and assist
  • Port Moresby – domestic flight to Wewak
  • Wewak – 1 night 3.5 star accommodation at In-Wewak Boutique Hotel (or alternative if unavailable) – room only, pay as you go for a la carte meals and extras
  • Wewak – group transfer by private bus or four wheel drive vehicle to the Sepik River (2 bus seats per person)
  • Sepik River – 3 nights 4 days motor canoe tour with village guest house accommodation including clean bedding, mixture of camp-style and local-style meals, bottled or boiled water, village tours and demonstrations, plus associated costs.
  • Sepik River - group transfer by private bus or four wheel drive vehicle to Wewak (2 bus seats per person)
  • Wewak – domestic flight to Mt Hagen
  • Mt Hagen – 2 nights 2.5 star accommodation at Magic Mountain Nature Lodge – twin share bungalow including set-menu meals and transfers, bottled or boiled water
  • Mt Hagen – full day local walking excursion
  • Mt Hagen – half day village cultural tour with sing-sing
  • Mt Hagen – domestic flight to Port Moresby
  • Port Moresby – 2 nights 4 star accommodation at Quality Inn Gateway Hotel
  • Port Moresby – domestic flight to Alotau
  • Alotau – 3 nights 3 star accommodation at Napatana Lodge or Masurina Lodge  (or alternative if unavailable)
  • Alotau – local guides for the Milne Bay Canoe and Drum Festival (most activities are free entry and walking distance from all hotels)
  • Alotau – sightseeing tour by bus
  • Alotau – domestic flight to Losuia, Trobriand Islands
  • Trobriand Islands – 2 nights 2.5 star accommodation at Kiriwina Lodge – airconditioned twin-share room with set-menu meals
  • Trobriand Islands – half day road tour of Kiriwina Island
  • Trobriand Islands – full day boat excursion to Munuwata Island
  • Trobriand Islands – short excursion to Wawela Beach, Kiriwina Island, or alternative
  • Trobriand Islands – domestic flight to Port Moresby
  • Port Moresby – departure check-in assistance
  • Throughout the tour we provide:- services of a full time tour leader -  all fees and gratuities for local villages, guides, demonstrators and helpers  - all airport/hotel transfers -- all road travel by late model mini bus or four wheel drive vehicle with bottled water on board - all water travel by open speed boat, skiff or motor canoe with life vests and bottled water on board - various additional gear that may be required for your safety and comfort in remote areas such as mobile satellite phone, tropical first aid kit, mosquito net, clean bedding, supplementary supplies  - daily reconfirmation of flights and arrangements coordinated by our Port Moresby office - 24 hour emergency backup from our Port Moresby office
  • Please ask for full itinerary and cost.  


bullet specials SPLENDOURS OF NEW GUINEA - 8 Nights (Suggested itinerary only)

New Guinea, the last great land mass to remain unexplored, still remains a place of great wonder and mystery. Exotic animals, extraordinary art and flamboyant warriors await the curious traveler. The tour begins in the Tari valley, home of the colorful Huli, a race whose right of passage for young men is to grow their own human hair wigs. In the forest surrounding the valley awaits a plethora of thirteen species of birds of paradise and a whole host of unique orchid species. From there, the wondrous journey continues to the Sepik Region and Karawari Lodge - an area that was still a restricted area in the 1960's. Discover river life on the Karawari River and spectacular primitive art as well as an incredible array of parrots and orchids. From the Sepik Region and back to the highlands to explore the world of the Melpa people. Exploration continues in this area where no white foot had ever trodden until the mid-1930s. This programme is suitable for international connections to Cairns or Brisbane.

3 nights Ambua Lodge, Hela Province - 2 nights Karawari Lodge, Sepik Region - 1 night Rondon Ridge, Mount Hagen - 2 nights Airways, Port Moresby

 Day 1 Sat - Upon arrival in Port Moresby you will be met and transferred to the Airways Hotel. Overnight: AIRWAYS HOTEL (No Meals)

 Day 2 Sun - In the morning, you will be and transferred to your Air Niugini flight Port Moresby to Tari. The Tari Valley - home of the Huli, a colorful and proud people still largely living the same way that their ancestors did. Ambua Lodge is an inspired mixture of local architecture, spectacular views and modest luxury off the beaten track. Located at 7000 feet (2100 meters) in the PNG Southern Highlands, homeland of the Huli clan with their human hair wigs adorned with colorful flowers.  Afternoon guided nature walk through the alpine forest looking for the exotic bird of Paradise. Overnight: AMBUA LODGE (-LD)

 Day 3 Mon and Day 4 Tue - Enjoy two full days of cultural touring. In contrast to the Sepik people whose art is manifested in ceremonial and decorative carvings, these Highland people employ as their art, body decoration, face painting and human hair wigs decorated with feathers, flowers and moss.  The Huli culture is the most vibrant intact and colorful to be experienced anywhere. Overnight: AMBUA LODGE (BLD)

 Day 5 Wed - Fly by charter aircraft to Karawari airstrip over some of the most rugged and impressive landscapes in the world. The country between Ambua and the Sepik region is an amazing array of jagged limestone that seem to rise and drop at impossible angles. From the airstrip, you will be transferred by river boat to Karawari Lodge. Sitting on a ridge above the Karawari River, Karawari Lodge boasts a spectacular view over hundreds of kilometers of dense tropical jungle. Inspired by local architecture and built with traditional materials, while still providing modern comforts.  Located on a ridge overlooking the Karawari River, in the Sepik region is a time-warped mixture of pre-technological and technological architecture - is the perfect base for some old-fashioned jungle, river and village exploration. You are in the middle of Arambak country-- local’s pole dug-out canoes, the drums throb, the wild birds call, and, traditional village lifestyles continue largely unchanged. "Something likes a National Geographic expedition. No roads. Thick jungle. Locals poling dugouts. Crocodiles. You wind up at the surprising Karawari Lodge. Proceed with lunch then follow by an afternoon visit to Kundiman village for sago making demonstration. Sago is the Staple food for the river people.  Overnight: KARAWARI LODGE (BLD)

 Day 6 Thu - A day excursion along the jungle-fringed waterways of the Karawari River where boatmen, standing upright, paddle their slender dugout canoes with sculpted silhouettes of crocodile masks.  Village life including carved totems, drums, woodcarvings and different expressions of art are also experienced.  See bountiful bird life along the rivers and nearby lakes.  Excursions will enhance your understanding of traditional village culture in the Sepik region. Overnight: KARAWARI LODGE (BLD)

 Day 7 Fri - Fly by charter from Karawari to Mount Hagen, during the flight mountains rise up to startling heights out of the flat lands of the Sepik BasinMount Hagen Town is in the upper Wahgi Valley - a valley with some of the oldest evidence of agriculture in the world. Perched high on Mount Kuta is Rondon Ridge, with unbelievable views of the Wahgi Valley. Guests are accommodated in 12 units, each unit featuring 180 degree views, modern bathroom, electric blankets and continental quilts for the cool highland evenings. Proceed with lunch then follow by an afternoon guided nature walk around the trails at Rondon Ridge. Overnight: RONDON RIDGE (BLD)

 Day 8 Sat - Enjoy a full day tour featuring the unique culture and tradition of the melpa people who live near the Mount Hagen City which is the business heart of the Papua New Guinea highlands, supplying a number of important industries, such as tea, coffee and mining. It is a city where stone meets steel, where tradition and history is juxtaposed against modern ways. A comprehensive touring program takes you on a journey through the traditions and customs of the Melpa People. First contact with the Melpa was made in the mid-1930s when the Leahy brothers were prospecting for gold. The Melpa are said by anthropologists, to be “predisposed to capitalism,” because of their complex traditional society in which “big men” earn status by accruing wealth and then giving it all away in ceremonial exchanges.   Transfer to your flight to Port Moresby in the afternoon ex PX185 HGU/POM.  Meet/Greet and transfer to your hotel. Overnight: AIR

 Day 9 Sun - Transfer from Airways Hotel to Jacksons Airport for your departure flight.



 Papua New Guinea’s climate is tropical, as one would expect in a country located just south of the Equator. The North Coast March to September is the wet season, although it if often commented that it is either wet or wetter, occasionally rain falls year-round. While Port Moresby, the capital, and other towns on the coast are quite hot in the summer months, October through to February are the best months for trekking vacations in Milne Bay.

 MILNE BAY EXPEDITION: We invite you to come and visit and share with us this most beautiful area of Papua New Guinea. This expedition is raw and out there. There has been very few tourists walk or paddle here.  The exploratory of this area was only carried out in October 2014.

SAMARAI ISLAND-We visit Samarai Island, the former administrative capital in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. The island is historically significant as the site of a trading port and stop-over between Australia and East Asia. Samarai town was established on the island and at its height was the second largest after Port Moresby in the Territory of Papua. At present little is left of the town which covered Samarai as it was destroyed during World War II. The island was declared a National Historical Heritage Island by the government of Papua New Guinea in 2006.

Kwato Island is 2-3 kilometers west of Samarai Island. The Reverend Charles Abel and his wife, Beatrice, founded a nonhierarchical church in 1891 on Kwato. The Mission Kwato functioned as a successful education and boat building centre. The mission’s boats were used to supply the Australian Coast watchers during WW11.

Trek & Paddle:  Our young men are enthusiastic and willing to learn and help our guests. They are out the front slashing a path through the bush track, holding our hands over the multiple log and river crossings. Kayak/Stand Up paddle down the Dawadawa River, it’s a surreal experience.

Day 1:                                                POM-Alotau-Gumoisu   

The flight time is 1 hour from Port Moresby to Alotau; You  will be greeted by Hiwe Hiwe Lodge staff and transferred to Alotau Wharf. Approximately 25 minutes’ drive from airport into town.  From here we will board a banana boat for the 2 hour ride to Gumosie Guest Haus. This afternoon is spent site seeing on Samarai and Kwato Islands. Rudy and Koi are our hosts for the evening. Dinner is traditional kai served on the balcony of their guest haus situated on the point overlooking the China Passage.

Samaria Island was discovered by Captain John Moresby whilst commanding HMS Basilisk in 1873. Moresby originally called it the Dinner Island, after having a meal on it. Five years later in 1878 the Rev. S. MacFarlane of the London Missionary Society established a mission station on the island. In 1884 a trader and sixty Papuans established a beach front store for passing ships. In the early years a large malarias’ swamp caused health problems for Samarai, but this was improved after 1898 when it was filled in. In 1902 the value of goods exported from Samarai was three times the value of those exported from Port Moresby. By 1907 there were three pubs, the seat of a bishop, a rectory, church, three stores, government buildings, hospitals and private residences. Electric power was provided by 1927 and street lighting was installed.

By the 1920s the town had declined in importance and by the 1940s 70 percent of goods were now exported from Port Moresby. After the outbreak of World War II and with the Japanese advance into the Pacific the Australian Government ordered the evacuation of Samarai in January 1942 and later in the year it was destroyed to stop the wharves and buildings falling under Japanese control. Although Samarai was reestablished after the war, it never returned to its former size or influence and in 1968 the provincial capital for Milne Bay was moved to Alotau. Today the island is mostly isolated and little belies its former past.

Reverend Able was not the first white man to step foot on Kwato but he was the first to see the unique possibilities of the small island set in the China Straits of Milne Bay. Due to its location its one of the oldest trading routes in the South Pacific. Many foreigners had visited Kwato before Reverend Able looking for gold, trading sea cucumbers, mother of pearl and sandalwood.

Rev Able resolved to create at Kwato and institution where Papuans would not only receive a Christian education but also the necessary training to put them on an equal footing with foreigners. To help finance the work he established coconut plantations which became management training centres, who in turn taught village, people how to mark out and plant coconuts. Not only did the people of Kwato learn life skills but they also experienced music and singing and sport, especially cricket. Accommodation: Gumusie Guest Haus (LD)

 Day 2:                                                Trek to Dalidali 

This morning wake up is 5am and trekking by 6:30am. We walk at a leisurely pace learning from our young men escorting us through what they refer to as the “Jungle Grocery Store” teaching us and pointing out the different edible fruits and berries and the plants which are used for Medicinal purposes. Trekking in Milne Bay is always hot and humid, very wet and muddy under foot. It is reasonably flat but multiple little streams and log crossings to negotiate. Dalidali is a family hamlet; our hosts are Harry, his wife and 6 pikininis. There is a very small stream to wash in. Our afternoon is spent with the family and playing with the children. Approximately 5 hours walking. Accommodation: Guest Haus/Tents (BLD)

 Day 3:                                                Trek to Gufali, boat transfer to Badilauna Guest Haus

We must be trekking by 6:30am. Although the terrain is flat it is a long and challenging day. The first half of the day is very muddy, with many high log crossings. We should arrive at the main river crossing in time for lunch. If the weather has been unkind and there has been lots of rain this river could be flooded. There is a remote possibility that we may have to walk back to Dalidali and Gumoisu. Or take an alternate route which will add on another 2-3 hours walking.

After lunch the terrain is easier, not so wet and a passable track to follow. The last 2 hours of the trek is walking down a tributary of the Dawadawa River. This is an extremely beautiful and interesting sector of the trek, arriving at the river mouth around 4pm. We meet our boat transfer here and motor down to Badilauna Guest Haus, taking around 20 minutes. Our accommodation is on the banks of the Dawadawa River, our hosts are the Andrew family. They are very proud of their guest haus warmly welcoming guests into their family. Children taking the day off school to meet guests and help Mum and Dad and extended family prepare for guests. Today is approximately 10 hours walking. Very scenic, with lots of bird life and the odd snake. Accommodation: Badilauna Guest Haus (BLD)

 Day 4:                                                Badilauna to Tree Tops

This morning we will transfer by boat as far up the Dawadawa River as we can go. We will inflate our kayaks and stand ups and start paddling back down stream.  Dawadawa is a wide soft flowing river; it is a smorgasbord of bird life, with the odd challenging little rapid to negotiate. One should not laugh when the not so experienced paddle boarders hit these. Dawadawa is also a working river providing sustainable life for the people that live along its shores. We stop off at Badilana Guest Haus for lunch and have a play with the kids on the paddle boards. After lunch we continue paddling down the river to the river mouth. From here there are 3 options. Paddle the rest of the way to Tree Tops (a long way to paddle)/Walk to Tree Tops (approx 3-4 hours)/Take boat to Tree Tops. Tree Tops is a traditional Lodge located high up on the hill overlooking the ocean and Alotau Town on the other side of the bay. Cold drinks, hot shower and a balcony with a view to die for await you. Accommodation: Tree Tops Lodge (BLD)

 Day 5:                                                Sight Seeing  

Explore Alotau and surrounds. (BLD).

Day 6:                                                Transfer to Airport          Alotau-POM           

 Inclusions:  PNG Guide & Trek Leader-Pam Christie - Cultural and environmental aspects of the Track - PNG Carriers food and equipment - PNG Carriers accommodation, food and repatriation home - Risk Management and responsible ecological practices on the track - 5 nights’ accommodation and all meals where specified on itinerary - Tents if required - IMPP Permit to operate within in this trekking/kayaking corridor - Public Liability Insurance - Licensed PNG Tour Operator - Satellite Phone - Medivac Procedures - Life jackets - Kayaks - Stand up paddle boards - Support/Safety boat - Airport Transfers - $60 per trekker is being donated to all communities along this trekking/kayaking corridor

   bullet specials  MOUNT WILHELM, CHIMBU PROVINCE - MOUNT WILHELM CLIMB 4509 meters (14793 feet)

 Mt Wilhelm is the highest mountain in Papua New Guinea and Oceania. Chimbu Province is one of the most scenically spectacular areas of Papua New Guinea. The terrain is rugged and to see village gardens on these steepest of slopes is truly amazing. We trek through three echo systems, tropical, temperate and alpine. You will see wild orchids and trek through a savanna of cycads. If you want to truly experience the highlands of Papua New Guinea this is a must do trek. If you don’t want to climb the mountain take the leisurely walk to base camp or you may choose to stay at the Lodge which is a remarkable experience in itself. Meet the family and friends who run the trout farm here and walk around the magnificent garden. Mt Wilhelm can be climbed all year round, although the best months to climb is from April to November.  The weather is warm during the day but can become quite cool in the evenings.  On the mountain it can get down to –5 degrees Celsius and taking in the wind chill factor it can get down to –15 degrees Celsius.

 Day 1:                                                Arrive Port Moresby      

On arrival in Port Moresby guests will be met and transferred to your accommodation the Crowne Plaza Hotel, where you will overnight (B)

 Day 2:                                                Transfer to domestic airport to connect with flight to Mt Hagen

On arrival at Mt Hagen, group will be met by our PNG representative and transported to Mt Wilhelm Lodge at Kegsugel. The drive is along a very rough road, and will more than likely be sitting on the deck of a truck, which is the best place to view the spectacular scenery and conditions along the way in which the people live. Takes approximately 5-6 hours.  Overnight Lodge (LD)

 Day 2:                                                Trek to Base Camp

After a leisurely breakfast the group will start walking up to Base Camp. Taking time to acclimatise and enjoy the scenery, walking under the jungle canopy, spotting wild orchids and maybe some bird life then out into a swampy fern lined valley up to the lakes where base camp is situated. 3-4 hours walking. Very basic hut. Accommodation: Base Camp Hut (BLD)

 Day 3:                                                Climb Mount Wilhelm                  

A long day awaits the group today. After retiring early to bed the previous night, arise at mid night; have a cup of tea, coffee and light breakfast. You will pack up gear to be left in the hut. You will then start climbing Mt Wilhelm no later than 1am, which will result in summiting close to, or just after sunrise. Take lots of breaks and climb at a steady pace to assist in acclimatisation. On reaching the summit make sure to take plenty of photos and absorb the views before beginning the long descent back to the Lodge. Stopping at Base Camp for a short period to have a hot drink and something to eat and then head down the hill back to the Lodge. This is an extremely long, hard physical day. Please do not underestimate how hard this day is going to be. 14-15 hours walking. Accommodation: Lodge (BLD)

 Day 4:                                                Drive Mt Hagen                     

An early start this morning, after breakfast guests will be transferred to the airport for your trip back to Port Moresby and connect with international flights (B)


Day 5 – Kegsugel - You can choose to stay another day with Betty at Mt Wilhelm Lodge. This is a magnificent area to explore and well worth looking at as an optional extra. Spend the day walking down to the school and visiting the families of the guides that took you up Mt Wilhelm. Accommodation: Lodge (BLD)

 Tour Inclusions: Experienced PNG Guide-Peter Doe - Personal Porters - Road transfers 4-5 hours each way (Mt Hagen – Mt Wilhelm – Mt Hagen) - 2 night’s accommodation  and meals at Mt Wilhelm Lodge Shared/dormitory accommodation - 1 night’s accommodation and meals at Base Camp –Very Basic dormitory accommodation - Base Camp Fees - Track Fees - Airport Transfers

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Departures 2017 - 17-26 April, 5-10 May, 27 May-05 June, 09-18 June, 16-25 June, 1-10 July, 5-14 July

 We invite you to walk with us along this most beautiful track, let us share with you the emotional stories of our brave young Aussie diggers. Get to meet all our kind, generous Papua New Guinean friends who live along the trail and have an adventure of a life time.  This is a very popular trek due to the WW11 History aspect which we have also incorporated the cultural aspect.   Like all expeditions in PNG it is extremely physically challenging. Treks operate during the dry season from April to November. 

More than 600 Australians were killed and some 1680 wounded during perhaps the most significant battle fought by Australians in World War II. Forced to repel a Japanese invasion force, which landed at Gona on the north coast of Papua on 21 July 1942, the Australians fought in appalling conditions over the next four months. The Japanese objective was to capture Port Moresby, the main Australian base in New Guinea, by an overland strike across the Owen Stanley Range. The most direct way across these rugged mountains was by a jungle pathway known as the Kokoda Track. During the next four months, until 16 November 1942, Australian soldiers fought the Japanese, first to keep them from reaching Port Moresby and then to push them back over the Owen Stanley’s to their north coast strongholds at Buna, Gona and Sanananda.

Day 1 - Arrive Port Moresby - On arrival at Port Moresby International Airport you will be met s and transferred to their hotel. After booking in there will be a gear check followed by a briefing of what is going to happen over the next 8 days.

 Day 2 – Port Moresby, Kokoda, Isurava Village - Flight Port Moresby- Kokoda - Private Charter.  It is a 35 minute flight to Kokoda. Upon arrival we walk from the airstrip to Kokoda Station to see the War Museum and other memorials. We start our trek here, walking approximately 2 hours arriving at Hoi Village. It is here that the reality hits you that the Kokoda Trail will not be easy. It is a very steep ascent out of Hoi; however, do not throw in the towel yet. Take it easy, we are walking in the heat of the day today. It will take around 1 hour to walk up to the Deneki Camp Site where we will have lunch. Our boys will have gone ahead to boil the billy. This was an Australian Camp Head Quarters during the battle of Kokoda. It takes another 3 – 3.5 hours walking up hill before we arrive at Isurava Village. Depending on what time we are able to fly into Kokoda we do not get there until late afternoon anywhere between 4 – 6pm, approximately 6-7 hours walking time. Traditional Village Accommodation – BLD

 Day 3 – Isurava Village, Eora Creek - We set off early each morning. Normally up at 5 am and walking by 6:30 am. We head for the next village of Alola, and on to Eora Creek. On the way we will stop and visit the Isurava Memorial, which Australian Prime Minister John Howard visited in August 2002 to open the magnificent war memorial, here was the site of a significant World War 11 battle and now one of the most – sacred sites along the trail. Enjoy panoramic views of the Kokoda and Yodda valleys. On the way to Alola Village we will also pass Surgeons Rock. This is a very emotional spot. We will also climb up onto the ridge to look at Japanese ammunition pits just prior to arriving at Eora Creek. This was where the Japanese dug in for their last battle along Kokoda before digging in at Buna and Gona. We continue along the ridges into Eora Creek which is our camp for the night.  Approximately 5-6 hours walking time. Bush Camp – BLD

 Day 4 –Eora Creek, Digger Camp - We have one of the more difficult ascends out of Eora Creek today before descending down to Templeton’s 2. From here its another up and down again into Templeton’s 1. From here it’s another big climb up onto Mount Bellamy, the highest point of the Kokoda Trail. Diverting off the ridge and walk into Myola look out. This is where the biscuit bombers dropped supplies to the Australians. A most beautiful walk and well worth the effort. From here it’s another 45 minutes to our overnight camp site along the way visiting where  the American plane (B13) crashed. There are only spare parts scattered around and a couple of large bombs to see now. But still well worth a visit. Approximately 9.5 ours waking time. Traditional Village Accommodation – BLD

 Day 5 – Digger Camp, Efogi Village - This is a most beautiful walk this morning through the moss and pandanas forest. We normally arrive at Naduri Village around 10 am. From Naduri Village it is  a very steep descent and ascent into Efogi Village 2. Stopping here only for a break before descending on down a gentle hill to Efogi 1 where we are booked into what is one the nicest guest house along the track. This is owned by our very good friend Lendy. We pick up our food for the second half of our trek here. Later this afternoon trekkers can take a leisurely walk around the village, maybe play games with some of the village children and chat to the Mums and Dads about their lives.  Approximately 6 hours walking time. Traditional Village Accommodation – BLD

 Day 6 – Efogi Village, Agulogo Camp Site - It’s another climb this morning onto Mission Ridge before Brigade Hill, which together with Isurava is one of the most sacred sites of the Kokoda Trail. Stopping here to pay homage to the diggers that lost their lives. We then have a long descent down into Menari Village.  We should be at Menari River just before lunch. After lunch it’s again straight up “the wall”, we are rewarded from the summit with fine views of Menari. We then descend down to 720 meters to our camp site tonight. This is another lovely spot with a river running through it for trekkers to swim in. Approximately 7 hours walking time. Bush Camp – BLD

 Day 7– Agulogo Camp Site, Ioribaiwa Village - s and then walk for another hour until we start climbing the 9 false peaks. At the 7th false peak we arrive at Naoro Village. Its another 2 false peaks to go before we start walking across the Maguli Range. This is a long hard walk. Always muddy false peaks all the way. We then descend to Ofi Creek for a well deserved break, this descent is long and hard, most of us suffer from laughing legs at the end.  We have lunch beside this delightful river. Its then a cracker of a climb out up onto Ioribaiwa Ridge, where the Japanese were turned back. From here it’s a gentle 45 minute trek down to tonight’s camp site. Approximately 8 hours walking time. Traditional Village Accommodation – B

Day 8– Ioribaiwa Village, Goodwater Camp Site - This morning we descend down to Va Ule Creek which we will cross approximately 15 times. After all these river crossings there is the last hard grind of the day up onto Imita Ridge, we then descend what was during the war the ‘Golden Stairs’ to Good water Campsite which is our camp site tonight. A lovely campsite with a great swimming hole. Bush Camp – BLD

 Day 9– Goodwater, Owers Corner, Bomana War Cemetery, Port Moresby - Only 2 ½ hours to walk up to Owers Corner this morning. Before crossing under the arches at the end. Hold hands and walk under them together. This is a very emotional moment. We are met by our transport with a much appreciated hamper of cold drinks and salad rolls. On our way back to Port Moresby we will visit Bomona War Cemetery. Approximately 1 hours walking time.  (B) Hotel Accommodation

 Congratulations, you have just completed one of the world’s toughest treks and have climbed nearly 5,500 metres (18,000 ft) and descended almost the same figure. A great effort everybody and an experience that you will never forget.

 Day 10 – Depart Port Moresby - Today transfer to the International/Domestic Airport to commence their journey home or carry on with their PNG Adventures.

Tour Inclusions - 2 nights’ accommodation Port Moresby either side of the trek (based on twin share, breakfast included-3.5 star) - Private Charter Flight to Kokoda - Services of a WW11 Historian Australian Tour Leader - Gear check on arrival in PNG - Pre trek briefing on arrival in PNG - *Small groups (we want our trekkers to have a very personal journey and not just be a number) - Visit WW11 sites along the track - We will introduce trekkers to our friends along the track and show you our tourism sustainable projects that we have initiated - PNG Guide & Trek Leader - Visit to Bomona War Cemetery - Cultural and environmental aspects of the Track - PNG carriers for food and equipment - PNG employees accommodation, food and flights home - 7 nights’ accommodation and all meals on the Track - Road transfers from Owers Corner to Port Moresby - Tents (each trekker gets their own two person tent) - Kokoda Trek Fitness Program - Kokoda Track Authority Trek Permit -Polo Shirt and Kokoda Certificate - Kokoda Trail Map - Public Liability Insurance - Risk Management and responsible ecological practices on the track - Licensed PNG Tour Operator - Satellite Phones & Radios - Medivac Procedures


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