10-Day Fuzzy Wuzzy Trek


DAY 1: PORT MORESBY- POPONDETTA - KOKODA

Out trip starts with the trip to Kokoda. After arriving at the Girua Airport in Popondetta, you and your group travel by road to the guesthouse where we spend the night. In Kokoda, we visit the battlefield, memorials, and the Kokoda War Musuem before returning to the guesthouse for dinner and a good night's rest.

DAY 2: FUZZY WUZZY DAY - KOKODA-DENIKI (4-5 HOURS)

After breakfast, we join Australian and Papua New Guinean war veterans for a celebration of the Fuzzy Wuzzy Day. At midday, we depart for the battlesite of Deniki, where we pass through Kovelo and Hoi villages before begining our climb to Deniki Lookout, the site of our first overnight stop. The lookout offers beautiful views of Kokoda as well as Yodda Valley and the villages.

DAY 3: DENIKI - ISURAVA BATTLEFIELD (4-5 HOURS)

From Deniki, we climb to the Isurava Battlefield to visit the Battle Field Monument. The battlefield is famous as the site where Private Bruce Kingsbury, the first Australian soldier to be awarded a Victoria Cross on an Australian territory, forced the retreat of the Japanese before suffering a fatal wound at the hands of an enemy sniper. The battlefield which offers great views of Kokoda, is also our campsite for the evening.

DAY 4: ISURAVA BATTLEFIELD - TEMPLETONS CROSSING (6-7 HOURS)

Day 4 takes us up to Alola village and through valleys to Eora Creek, the site of another major battle between Australia and the Japanese. After crossing the creek, we continue to Temepleton's Crossing, our campsite after passing an Australian gravesite.

DAY 5: TEMPLETONS CROSSING - KAGI (5-6 HOURS)

Our first destination is the summit of Mt Bellamy, the highest point on the Kokoda Trail at 2190 m. We continue to the Kokoda Gap lookout for a view of the rugged terrain that was grossly underestimated by Generals MacArthur and Blamey. Then we trek onto Kagi village, our campsite for the night where we are welcomed by the friendly local villagers.

DAY 6: KAGI - MENARI (4-5 HOURS)

We begin day 6 by crossing the valley onto Launumu and Efogi 1, and climbing Mission Ridge to Brigade Hill. This is site of a major and fierce four day battle that saw nearly 300 of the badly outflanked Australian soldiers escape the Japanese with their wounded to spend three weeks in the jungle. Afterward, we climb down to Menari and spend a night at a guesthouse.

DAY 7: MENARI - NAURO (5-6 HOURS)

Day 7 with a short climb up and down Mt Tamata, also known as Menari Gap, and continue with the descent  down "The Wall", a narrow ridgeline leasding to Augulogo. Then we cross the Nauro River and head to Nauro, where we camp for the evening.

DAY 8: NAURO - IORIBAIWA (6-7 HOURS)

On Day 8, we climb to the summit of Maguli Range and then down to Ofi Creek. Along the way, we pass Engineer Camp and the Japanese Ladder, one of the steepest stretches of the trail. After climbing down to Ioribaiwa Ridge, we come down to Ioribaiwa, the site of the final Japanese defensive position, which brough them within reach of Port Moresby. At Ioribaiwa, we establish our campsite for the night.

DAY 9: IORIBAIWA - GOODWATERS CAMPSITE (4-5 HOURS)

From Ioribaiwa, we head down through a jungle canyon to Ua-Ule Creek. From there, we head up to Imita Ridge, where the Australians made their final stand to stop the Japanese during the Kokoda Campaign. Then we head down the Golden Stairs to Goodwater, our final campsite.

DAY 10: GOODWATERS - OWERS CORNER (4-5 HOURS)

The final day of the trek takes us passed Uberi to the Goldie River before making the steep ascent to Owers Corner. Before heading back to the hotel in Port Moresby in Port Moresby, we stop at McDonalds Corner and visit the Bomana War Cemetery, the brutal site of more than 3,000 servicemen, mostly Australians, killed in the Kokoda and Papuan campaigns.

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