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“Adventure Kokoda with Charlie Lynn.”
Review of Kokoda Track

Kokoda Track
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

An amazing trek from start to finish Tracie Watson, general Manager, organising and supporting you with answers to any questions and advice, Excellent. Travelled from Sydney via Air New Guinea, Excellent, I was met at Port Mosby air Port by Charlie Lynn and his grand son Tom. Transported by bus to Sogeri Lodge, Excellent. At Owers Corner we were introduced to our guides and Porters, they were more than Excellent they were Fantastic. Our Trek was over 8 days from Owers Corner to Kokoda. Charlie Lynn gave briefing each morning about the days trek and the war time briefing at each crossing.
The Dawn service at the Isurava Memorial was emotional, monuments engraved with the words,
Courage. Endurance. Mateship. Sacrifice.
On completion of the trek we spent our last evening back at the Sogeri Lodge and for a small charge our clothes, sleeping bags and boots were cleaned.
Charlie Lynn, Adventure Kokoda I highly recommend.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Thanks to Mick and Nicole from Australian Kokoda Tours and the amazing team of PNG porters.

If your looking for a safe and reliable operator that provides a good mix of local cultural knowledge and military history then Australian Kokoda tours is the ideal choice.

There’s nothing like crossing that finish line with a group of old and new mates and feeling satisfied that you’ve honoured your commitment to the people that helped raise funds and support your chosen charity.

It’s not an easy 8 days but put quite simply its exhilarating.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

To walk in the footsteps of so many brave and resilient men, was an honour and left me speechless. The rugged untamed beauty of this mountainous terrain will have you breathless, with exhaustion and overwhelming emotion.
I hiked with Aurora Adventures and loved every moment. So much so that I am heading back agin April 2018 to walk in the opposite direction. 96kms of effort will leave you bursting with pride. Without the efforts of these few soldiers Australian may not be the country it is today. 1 tough track!!!!

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

If you were thinking about trekking PNG's Kokoda Track, do it! And, do it with Mick O'Malley's team at Australian Kokoda Tours (AKT)!

Why? Plenty of preparation - they make sure you are ready to go. Great experience there - fantastic, helpful group of local porters who will become your friends. Relive and realise the history. It's a great tribute if you happen to have a family WWII connection. Even if you don't have a family member who served there, your heart will be opened by the stories and sights you will see with AKT.

10 sensational days of your life in a new world. Terrific sites where our diggers fought on WWII battlefields. And, glorious and dramatic countryside and jungles which are the homes of some amazing people you meet on the Track. Swim the rivers. Learn the history. Hear about the legends. Pay tribute at the memorials. Walk in the footsteps of heroes from both sides of the battles.

You'll be well fed. There's security and first aid expertise. Meet the local villagers and you'll have them singing to you after dinner. Enjoy the humour. At the end, walk through the arches and visit the breathtaking Bomana War Cemetery. Then have a celebratory dinner with your new friends and understand what you have just achieved! You will tell your friends about this experience for a long time afterwards.

So few Australians have been to PNG. Go there with AKT and experience and live it.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

they targeted exservice people /pensioners in their late 60s early 70s .the tour was done by tour manager Fiona smith of no roads expeditions and historian david howell of Kokoda historical they change the itinerary every day except last day. at the northern beaches david howell the historian was carrying a gun for the 3 days we were there. I grumbe to Fiona of no roads about the food and accommodation and notice david howell standing 3 feet away looking at me with a gun in hand and I though I better disappear Fiona of no roads spent a full day teaching the native women how to do their montheys while we sat around talking then david howell took us up to the Higgins roadblock we we didn't make it he lost about 6 people in the PNG jungle when we found them 3 hours later I saw him hit a black guy in the back of the head and sai it was his f..king fault for not doing his job on talking to Fiona about this tour I was told to like it or lump it that was the way they did things in PNG .

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