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  • Ben M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolute cracker of a Company
    I could not possibly recommend Adventure Kokoda enough to trek with! They are extremely supportive and very easy to book with. Everyone I dealt with from the start of the process to the end was great. The relationship the company has with the local porters and villages is very impressive and I can see the support given to me and my group of six is being extended to the locals as well. I was recommended them before booking and certainly will push others to use them as well. My trek guide Pete was extremely passionate about the track and its history and any problem that arised he dealt with so easily and quickly always making us happy and have a great time. He just made the trip for us, what a bloody legend. I have done alot of travelling with several different guide company's and Adventure Kokoda would probably be the best across alot of areas if not all. If your thinking about treking Kokoda, just book it with these guys and you will not be dissappointed!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Marcus D
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great experience!
    A well organised trip. Adventure Kokoda has experienced staff and know how to shape the trip to the needs of the group. It was very special to be part of Major Chad Sherrin's group (I now aim to have his passion and stamina when I reach his vintage!) I recommend doing the 10 day trip as you get to see a bit more. Thank for the trip AK!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 14, 2023
  • Patrick A
    Central Coast, Australia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    my amazing experience of the kokoda trail
    The experience was amazing, the care that the porters have for the trekkers is un parallelled and the support of the trek leaders is amazing. The lunch got a little repetative but thats the nature of the kokoda trail. the terrain was for every changing an it was awesome. when you got to camp and the tents were all set up and ready it was a reilief knowing you could slam your pack down and chill in the river and get stuff ready for the following day. the friendships made are forever lasting and the experiences will stick with me forever.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 9, 2023
  • Shane S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relentlessly hard, but rewarding if you can dig deep enough to complete!
    I felt like a fish out of water. I can’t reinforce enough how hard this hike is, both physically me mentally. I couldn’t have completed it without the help of the group but specifically the incredibly positive and leadership of both Jake and Brody. I gassed out due to dehydration, lack of salt and sugar, and they worked with me to unlock the problem, enabling me to push on. The experience will build you up, drag you down, and force you to find a way to place one foot in front of the other. You’ll bond with your team, find learnings about yourself, marvel at the history and respect greatly the local PNG people. I’ll never forget it, I’m still unpacking my learnings, but if you want to put yourself in an extremely uncomfortable place to push your mind body and soul, you’ll never regret it!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 14, 2023
  • Paul R
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    No Roads - no problems
    What an amazing experience. Went with No Roads Expeditions. So well run and the guides were awesome. Food was excellent. Even had pizza one night. Not for the faint hearted. A good level of fitness required. Matt, our guide from No Roads, was excellent. Provided valuable info at various points along the track about the war and what happened in each area. A thoroughly tough but enjoyable experience.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written October 17, 2023
  • Matt & Kath
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    No Roads Expeditions - KOKODA
    Awesome. Walked the track with No Roads Expeditions. Guides and porters were fabulous. Exhausting trip and fitness a must but the team look after you well and the food plentiful. Never thought I have Popcorn and pizza on a jungle track. Shane, our guide has an extensive knowledge of the wartime battles along the track. This plus the personal histories provided for our group to read enhanced the experience. Would love to go again.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written November 23, 2023
  • Jacob R
    Cairns, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Adventure Kokoda. 100% top class.
    Absolutely amazing. I went on the 10 day historical tour with tour lead Peter Morrison and could not recommend it more. Peter had an outstanding understanding of the history of the track and the individual battle stories. On top of that Peter could recite some very moving poems that encapsulated the stories. The rest of the trek was top notch too the porters were absolute fuzzy wuzzy angels and the group of people on the trek were first class.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 1, 2024
  • Helen T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kokoda Track with On Track Expeditions.
    Through “On Track Expeditions” and with Sean O’Gorman as our guide, our experience was simply amazing. We completed the full track including side walks : Myola Lakes, Moss Forrest, lost battle field, B25 bomber crash site, Japanese gun emplacements and ammunition dumps. Importantly, we had emotional remembrance ceremonies at Ioribaiwa, Brigade Hill, Eora Creek and Isurava. Complete with: raising of the Australian and PNG flags, poems, songs, names of the fallen and the “ode to the fallen”. Sean: Your energy, humour, care for and encouragement of the team, and detailed knowledge of the Kokoda campaign, helped us across the track. But, most of all , your respect for the fallen and all who gave service, was simply infectious. I expected a 100% experience and thanks to you, achieved much more. If I go again , I will go with you. Cheers, 72 year old Trekker.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled on business
    Written June 8, 2024
  • Mandi J
    Corlette, Australia42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trek leader Jake Leske is 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
    This was a bucket list trip that I had thought about for many years. I had followed Adventure Kokoda and researched them enough to be satisfied to trek with them. Jake Leske was amazing trek leader - young but knowledgeable, kind and caring. He not only cared for the trekkers but also our porters welfare too. Definitely 5 stars for Jake. We had a wonderful group, with lots of laughs but everyone was supportive of each other at times when we had to dig deep. It was a life changing experience. Our food was great and there was plenty of it. If you want to trek Kokoda I would fully recommend Jake. And of course my fabulous porter Francis! He was an angel! My 4 star rating is due to communication between trekkers and the Adventure Kokoda office. Only knowing travel details barely two weeks before leaving and non response to emails prior to this is not best practice for business. I found this frustrating. All in all a wonderful experience and if you are just thinking about it, just do it! You won’t regret it.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written June 28, 2024
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MARK W
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
80 years since the battles of the Kokoda were fought. It was time to reflect and experience just a little of the hardships that the men endured( less the bullets) as we walked through the jungle. Little time was spent out in the open most of the time was underneath the canopy. It was hard work and not for the softer types. A high level of fitness is required and a strong mental aptitude is a must. Having a great supportive crew makes all the difference as well.
Our tour leader Chris had an in depth passionate knowledge of the battles and locations along the way, it elevated the trek to a higher level.
The local porters and guides were fantastic, if it wasn't for my porter Suvee I would still be walking.
Kokoda Spirit is a professional operator with all the bases covered and I wish them every success post C19
Written July 1, 2022
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Brian M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I trekked the Kokoda Trail from the 28th of June 2022 to 7th of July 2022 with Adventure Kokoda. What a wonderful experience.
The trek was very well organized by the Adventure Kokoda Team and it was a privilege to make this pilgrimage with Charlie Lynn who was completing his 100th Trek. His knowledge of the Military and cultural history in this area is second to none.
I would highly recommend Adventure Kokoda to any Australian who is planning on trekking the Kokoda Trail in the future.
Written July 10, 2022
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Peter A
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
I recently completed the Owen Stanleys crossing for the second time with Adventure Kokoda. Both crossings were memorable; well organised and with experienced, knowledgeable trek leaders. Each trek leader has their own personal style but the knowledge and application is first rate.
A few words of advice to people contemplating this trek- you can’t train too much, humidity is a big factor, travel light and review and review again your kit prior to departure. ( I took 2 lots of water purifier and in both cases forgot to include the essential chemical ingredient)!
It’s a life affirming achievement concerning a very important part of Australian history, little understood and more important than Gallipoli.
Written July 10, 2023
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Shane S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
I felt like a fish out of water. I can’t reinforce enough how hard this hike is, both physically me mentally. I couldn’t have completed it without the help of the group but specifically the incredibly positive and leadership of both Jake and Brody. I gassed out due to dehydration, lack of salt and sugar, and they worked with me to unlock the problem, enabling me to push on.

The experience will build you up, drag you down, and force you to find a way to place one foot in front of the other.

You’ll bond with your team, find learnings about yourself, marvel at the history and respect greatly the local PNG people.

I’ll never forget it, I’m still unpacking my learnings, but if you want to put yourself in an extremely uncomfortable place to push your mind body and soul, you’ll never regret it!
Written October 15, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Helen T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
Through “On Track Expeditions” and with Sean O’Gorman as our guide, our experience was simply amazing.
We completed the full track including side walks : Myola Lakes, Moss Forrest, lost battle field, B25 bomber crash site, Japanese gun emplacements and ammunition dumps. Importantly, we had emotional remembrance ceremonies at Ioribaiwa, Brigade Hill, Eora Creek and Isurava. Complete with: raising of the Australian and PNG flags, poems, songs, names of the fallen and the “ode to the fallen”.
Sean:
Your energy, humour, care for and encouragement of the team, and detailed knowledge of the Kokoda campaign, helped us across the track. But, most of all , your respect for the fallen and all who gave service, was simply infectious.
I expected a 100% experience and thanks to you, achieved much more. If I go again , I will go with you.
Cheers, 72 year old Trekker.
Written June 8, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Patrick A
Central Coast, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
The experience was amazing, the care that the porters have for the trekkers is un parallelled and the support of the trek leaders is amazing. The lunch got a little repetative but thats the nature of the kokoda trail. the terrain was for every changing an it was awesome. when you got to camp and the tents were all set up and ready it was a reilief knowing you could slam your pack down and chill in the river and get stuff ready for the following day.

the friendships made are forever lasting and the experiences will stick with me forever.
Written October 9, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Peter D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
The carriers and the history were wonderful. Don't take too much stuff like I did. Minimal clothing and gear is best. The Adventure Kokoda team was fantastic and they made the experience every bit enjoyable and informative from the start of booking to the return home. I cannot praise them highly enough all those from Adventure Kokoda were wonderful. Our Trek leader, Scot Babington was a wealth of knowledge and could not be more helpful as were the local carriers.
Written July 1, 2023
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ODazza
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
I was part of group that spent 9 days on the Kokoda Trail with John and his team from Kokoda Trail Expeditions. it was an amazing experience made richer by John’s unique perspective. Having grown up in PNG, joined the PNG Army and then transferred to the Australian Army, John is both very knowledgable and passionate about the history of the Trail.

The team of porters that John selected for the trip were mostly from the one village and, while we never got the bottom of it, seemed to all be related somehow. Anyway we soon became absorbed into their lives and this provided a cultural aspect to the trip that we hadn’t expected.

The Kokoda Trail is definitely challenging but achievable and the whole experience was made all the better by joining John and his team.
Written March 2, 2020
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Marcus D
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
A well organised trip. Adventure Kokoda has experienced staff and know how to shape the trip to the needs of the group. It was very special to be part of Major Chad Sherrin's group (I now aim to have his passion and stamina when I reach his vintage!)
I recommend doing the 10 day trip as you get to see a bit more.
Thank for the trip AK!
Written September 14, 2023
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Shane H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
Trekking with Charlie from Adventure Kokoda was an experience I’ll never forget. Who better to get the full military experience from than the guy who uncovered many of the battle sites we visited along the way. Our PNG support crew were also incredible. Setting up tents ,cooking lunch and dinner and of course our porters for catching us before we slipped or fell. You can tell they love working for this company and show pride wearing their AK Uniform. I can’t recommend this company enough. Thank you for the trip of a lifetime.
Written July 11, 2022
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