Check List

Use the following check-list to start scheduling and preparing for your Kokoda Trail trek. For more information please contact one of our Kokoda Trail specialists at
(02) 8958 8813, 043 848 3789, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • Get medical clearance from your doctor and discuss medication and vaccinations
  • Book your trek with Kokoda Trail Expeditions and finalise a departure date
  • Decide whether you want to include flights (return) to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG)
  • Make sure your passport is still valid, and renew if not
  • Arrange your tourist visa and entry permit into Papua New Guinea
  • Arrange travel insurance with QBE Insurance or an insurer who cover travel to PNG
  • Fill any necessary prescriptions such as anti-malarial medication
  • Purchase a backpack, light-weight sleeping bag, hydration pack and anything else you need to bring along on your trek from a local outdoor store

passportPacking List

  • Documents and money
  • Valid passport
  • PNG visa, and entry permit
  • Roundtrip airline tickets
  • Medical certificate
  • Travel insurance certificate
  • Medicare card
  • Credit cards and cash (Papua New Guinean currency is the Kina) - need at least $500.00 for the trip alone.


  • Travelling bag or back (you can hire a backpack for $99 if not bringing your own)
  • Daypack (if hiring a personal porter)
  • Ground foam or inflatable mat
  • Light-weight sleeping bag
  • Inflatable pillowhikingpoles
  • Hydration pack or water bottles
  • Plate, cup, knife, fork, and spoon
  • Toiletry bag (for females)
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Toilet paper, soap, shampoo, and conditioner
  • Metal hiking poles (you have the option of bringing two or one)
  • Durable waterproof bags or plastic garbage bags (to keep gear dry)
  • Digital camera and batteries (or GoPro!)
  • Mobile phones and charger
  • Headlamp and extra batteries


  • Good walking boots that you have been training in (no new boots)
  • Four pairs of socks (two alternate sets for trekking, one cold weather pair and another warm, dry pair for cold nights)
  • Water shoes/ adventure-style sandals
  • Long cotton pants or equivalent and long shirt (for night time)
  • Light jumper or rain jacket
  • Shirts for trekking (we also provide you with a shirt)
  • Walking shorts, pants, or tights (skins)
  • Light rain jacket
  • Comfortable underwear / bras
  • Gaiters (optional)
  • Hat / cap / bandana (we also provide you with a cap)
  • Microfiber towels

Personal First Aid Kit/Toiletries

  • Medications as prescribed by your doctor (anti malaria, antibiotics for wounds and infections, anti inflammatory, anti vomiting, epi-pen etc…)
  • Gastrolyte (must have)
  • Endura Powder (available from chemists)
  • Headache tablets
  • Strong pain relief
  • Diarrhoea tablets
  • Travel calm tablets
  • Anti-inflammatory medications (eg. Ibrofen, Voltaren, Nurofen)
  • Antihistamines (e.g. Telfast, Phenergan 10mg)
  • Multivitamins / B1 Tablets (start a couple of weeks prior to trek)
  • Antibacterial hand gel (e.g. Aqium)
  • Blister pads (optional)
  • Roll of strapping tape
  • Vaseline (for blisters/chafing)
  • Large size band-aids (Elastoplast)
  • Knee and/or ankle guards (just above ankles covering footwear recommended)
  • Foot fungi powder (Johnson Baby Powder works well)
  • Antiseptic lotion/cream
  • Papaw ointment
  • Hydrocortisone Cream (for bites)
  • Cotton wool balls
  • Insect repellent roll-on / cream (‘Bushman Plus’ is the best)
  • Water purification tablets (highly recommend)
  • Sunscreen (always keep it on)
  • Salt tablets
  • Glucose jelly beans or Glucose lollies
  • Glucodin tablets
  • Toiletries and small personal items

If you’re trekking with others in your group, a great idea is to split the load of carrying medical and personal items among several packs. You should keep the weight of your backpack to an absolute minimum and 15kg is the recommended maximum weight you should carry. If you have any doubts about carrying your own backpack, we suggest you hire a personal porter who will carry it for you, while you carry a small daypack.

Kokoda Trail Expeditions provides: A two-man dome tent for each trekker, which is carried by by your personal, or food and equipment porters. The tent has fly and mozzie screen so there's no need for a mosquitoe net.

For more information on what to pack, contact one of our Kokoda Trail specialists by phoning
(02) 8958 8813, 043 848 3789, or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



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