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Forum: War History 13-02-2018, 03:53 PM
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Update: 13th February 2018: Charlie Lynn is no...

Update: 13th February 2018: Charlie Lynn is no longer a member of the Kokoda Memorial Foundation. The foundation still exists but now has other ex Vietnam Vets in charge of the Foundation.

This...
Forum: Tok SAVE 27-01-2018, 11:45 AM
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Views: 879
Posted By aussie
Why Trek With A Kokoda Tour Operator Association Member (KTOA).

Why Trek With A Kokoda Tour Operator Association Member (KTOA).

The KTOA is Australia and PNG’s most respected and professional association, specialising in trekking Kokoda.


One member has...
Forum: Tok SAVE 27-01-2018, 11:38 AM
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Views: 879
Posted By aussie
Kokoda Tour Operators Association

Want to keep up to date with all the latest Kokoda news, track conditions and updates?

Then check out the Kokoda Tour Operators Association web site.
www.ktoa.com.au (http://www.ktoa.com.au/)...
Forum: Tok SAVE 27-01-2018, 11:37 AM
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Posted By aussie
Kokoda Tour Operators Association

An amazing outcome today on Australia Day with the Honourable Members of the PNG Kokoda Initiative Ministerial Committee meeting and hosting the members of the KTOA in Brisbane.

A terrific...
Forum: Tok SAVE 27-01-2018, 11:31 AM
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Views: 747
Posted By aussie
Kokoda Tour Operators Association

Kokoda Tour Operators Association (https://www.facebook.com/www.KTOA.com.au/?hc_ref=ARTYns0TOIXNRQUUk7eMvyji3u6Q3nC8fdZtdlOzZkBWUUR928yq-gktkNEeZUd_EhA&fref=nf)

January 23 at 9:35am...
Forum: Site News 27-07-2017, 11:43 PM
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Views: 351
Posted By aussie
Congratulations

Congratulations
Forum: Site News 27-07-2017, 11:40 PM
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Views: 351
Posted By aussie
PNG Election - Oro Province 2017

On behalf of Kokoda Trekking, we would like to congratulate Hon. Gary Juffa, MP for retaining his seat as the Governor of the Oro Province. Much excitement when we heard the news. We would also...
Forum: Site News 14-07-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,263
Posted By aussie
Late Peter Loko

Late Peter Loko
Forum: Site News 14-07-2017, 04:57 PM
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Views: 1,263
Posted By aussie
Late Peter Loko - may he RIP - 12th July 2017

Papua New Guinea lost this week a highly intelligent hard working man by the name of Peter Loko. I am a friend on facebook with his wife Goini and I have read her previous posts of his time in a...
Forum: The Aviation Forum 29-10-2015, 01:07 PM
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Views: 1,531
Posted By aussie
Airlines Png Rebrands As Png Air With The First Atr 72-600

Airlines PNG (Port Moresby) is rebranding as PNG Air with the delivery of the first new ATR 72-600. The company is replacing its older de Havilland Canada DHC-8-100 Dash 8 fleet with the new ATRs and...
Forum: The Journey to Paradise 05-12-2004, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 91,232
Posted By aussie
This photograph was taken as we walked into the...

This photograph was taken as we walked into the area where the Va'ule Guesthouse is situated. The trekkers guesthouse is in the background and the kitchen/boys guesthouse is in the foreground. The...
Forum: The Journey to Paradise 05-12-2004, 10:31 PM
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Views: 91,232
Posted By aussie
We plodded along and finally we came to a...

We plodded along and finally we came to a beautiful guesthouse out of nowhere which is known as Va'Ule Creek. I heard about this guesthouse on a couple of occasions but obviously this was my first...
Forum: The Journey to Paradise 05-12-2004, 10:29 PM
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Views: 91,232
Posted By aussie
At this point of time Russell Eroro asked me if...

At this point of time Russell Eroro asked me if Iwanted to go up and walk along the trail or take the short cut. I looked up and at the time the river seemed like a better choice......that is until...
Forum: The Journey to Paradise 05-12-2004, 10:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 91,232
Posted By aussie
I forgot how many logs I climbed over along the...

I forgot how many logs I climbed over along the trail. I noticed the boys used to just step over them......but for my short legs, it was sit, throw one leg over and follow suit with the other....now...
Forum: The Journey to Paradise 05-12-2004, 10:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 91,232
Posted By aussie
Day 2 - we can do this we say as we pause at yet...

Day 2 - we can do this we say as we pause at yet another river crossing on the Kokoda Trail. Of course we can, we have the determination to finish walking the trail no matter what. As Bev remarked,...
Forum: The Journey to Paradise 05-12-2004, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 91,232
Posted By aussie
As you will see in this photograph, personal...

As you will see in this photograph, personal porters are always there to help. Chris reaches out and holds onto the back of Bev's backpack to help break her fall as she climbs down a steep...
Forum: The Journey to Paradise 05-12-2004, 10:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 91,232
Posted By aussie
You thought I carried everything but the kitchen...

You thought I carried everything but the kitchen sink but check out Bev's pack that Chris is carrying. Our boys have remarked in the past that they prefer to carry for men than women as we tend to...
Forum: The Journey to Paradise 05-12-2004, 10:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 91,232
Posted By aussie
Day 2 - Uberi Creek to Va'Ule Creek: Bev and...

Day 2 - Uberi Creek to Va'Ule Creek:

Bev and Chris take the lead and head off up the hill. Bev always felt she did better first thing in the morning and was always up and away first before any of...
Forum: The Journey to Paradise 05-12-2004, 10:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 91,232
Posted By aussie
Eric Uwea takes a break before heading off on the...

Eric Uwea takes a break before heading off on the trail. Check out his medical bag....its his baby and he insisted on carrying it all the way along the trail. Eric is another really fit guide and...
Forum: The Journey to Paradise 05-12-2004, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 91,232
Posted By aussie
On one of the hills leading up to Uberi Creek...

On one of the hills leading up to Uberi Creek Russell who had not been out on the trail since July, started vomiting. Eric Uwea ran ahead and it was decided instead of Va'ule Creek we would set up...
Forum: The Journey to Paradise 05-12-2004, 08:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 91,232
Posted By aussie
One of our food porters Aiwa from Veselugo takes...

One of our food porters Aiwa from Veselugo takes time out for a rest on a log at Uberi Creek.
Forum: The Journey to Paradise 05-12-2004, 08:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 91,232
Posted By aussie
Oops, the guys are not quite ready to trek...we...

Oops, the guys are not quite ready to trek...we turned around and saw our guides (now food porters climbing out of the water to get dressed....I quickly reached for my camera).

Take a look at...
Forum: The Journey to Paradise 05-12-2004, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 91,232
Posted By aussie
On reaching the other side, Bev was all smiles as...

On reaching the other side, Bev was all smiles as we both discussed our very first river crossing....little did we know how many more there was to come!

Photograph: Bev Howell relaxes on a large...
Forum: The Journey to Paradise 05-12-2004, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 91,232
Posted By aussie
We soon came to Goldie River where we saw the...

We soon came to Goldie River where we saw the majority of the guides (now food porters) already on the other side stripping off about to go swimming.....but I still had to cross over the river. ...
Forum: The Journey to Paradise 05-12-2004, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 91,232
Posted By aussie
The picture below does not emphasise the...

The picture below does not emphasise the steepness of the climb down from Ower's Corner but we managed ok and were soon heading through the bush for our next destination being Goldie River:

Bev...
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