On 21 July 1942, thousands of Japanese troops landed on the north coast of Papua in order to advance south along the steep, muddy Kokoda Trail. Their objective: capture Port Moresby and form a base to invade Australia. Kokoda, is a rugged, single path spanning 96-km through the Owen Stanley Ranges and is the site of numerous Australian WWII battles where 625 Australian soldiers died with more than 1,000 further casualties. If an unforgettable and memorable trekking adventure is what you’re after, then this trek is for you.
The Studio has teamed up with Adventure Abroad to bring you this a once in a lifetime trekking experience. Join Adventure Abroad on an organised trek along the magnificent Kokoda Trail in September and let the Studio help get your body trek ready. If you book a Kokoda Trek with Adventure Abroad you’ll receive a 10 week Kokoda Preparation Membership absolutely FREE. This membership is valued at $500 and will get you in tip top shape to get the most out of your Kokoda Experience.
Such a great experience going to see what our diggers had to deal with! It certainly put life into perspective for me. Our experience was nothing like they had, we had comfortable sleeping, great food and was with a bunch of great people.
– Tim Schmidt
Anyone with a sense of adventure who wants to be inspired and challenged, this trip will fuel your passion for trekking. You’ll take on mythical routes providing relentless postcard picture opportunities knowing your in capable hands with an experienced team. At the end of the day you can sit back and relax with a game of cards while you can indulge in local jungle dishes and great food
Trekking Kokoda is a real challenge and home to many of the World War II battles. The Adventure Abroad Team is supported giving you the best opportunity to have an enjoyable and successful trek crossing. Even if you’re new to trekking, with the Studio’s 10 week Preparation Membership you’ll be able to keep pace with the trekking veterans and enjoy magic moments on the Kokoda Trail. You’ll have a personal porter so don’t worry about hauling a heavy backpack, setting up camp or cooking your meals. All you need to do is walk the trail and take in the majesty of the highlands of Papua New Guinea and its people.
What an amazing experience! I went over there not knowing what to think. I certainly didn’t think my emotional side would come out like they did. Doing it with my husband was a fantastic experience and something that I believe everyone should have the opportunity to do, even if the history is not your thing. – Jude Pedley
The adventure begins on 22 September so be sure to be quick to secure your spot. You’ll want to be starting your free 10 week Kokoda Preparation Membership at the Studio by the end of July to ensure you’re in the best shape to take on the trail.
Visit the Adventure Abroad website or contact them on the details below for more information about this amazing experience. Be sure to mention the Studio at the time of your booking to claim your 10 week Kokoda Preparation Membership.