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Kokoda trail in April 2025

Maple Ridge, Canada
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Kokoda trail in April 2025

Good evening

I am training to do the trail in April of 2025 and am looking at a number of outfitters to do this with

I am looking for a company that is local so I can get the real feel of new Guinea not a watered down tour that is so commercialized that I wont feel like I'm even in the country I want to take my time and stay in some villages for a day or two during the trek

I am going to be 64 when I do the trek and I just want to enjoy it. I know it is challenging hence why I want to do it at my own pace and get to see the culture of the country as well

Secondly my wife will not do the trek so I want a nice resort /beach place for her to enjoy while I do this somewhere that she can just sit and enjoy the ocean has all the amenities for her as well

If anyone has any advise I would really appreciate it .

We just returned from Indonesia in November where we spent 35 days exploring Borneo and central Java as well as Raja Ampat as I scuba dive as well, so we know all about this part of the world but the Kokoda trail is something I have wanted to do for a while now


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Cairns, Australia
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1. Re: Kokoda trail in April 2025

Kokoda Trekking Ltd and Buna Trek and Tours are two locally based operators.

Melbourne, Australia
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2. Re: Kokoda trail in April 2025

Get your wife to stay in Cairns. There’s nothing in Port Moresby and all the Hotels are gated with heavy security presence. It’s not really safe for a woman by herself. There are plenty of tour operators I went wit Australian Kokoda Tours who stay in guest houses. Plenty of interaction with locals and a rolling history lesson along the way. You’ll need a porter it’s an extremely difficult trek

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