If you are considering doing Kokoda, do yourself a favor and make sure you look at the Getaway Trekking offering. In my job I’m sitting around all day and wanted to do something to improve my fitness. I thought all trekking companies were the same, but this could not have been further from the truth.
It’s Getaway’s attention to detail that sets them apart from their competitors. From the information nights, that explained fully what we should expect, to the unobtrusive monitoring of your training program, to ensure your ultimate experience.
Their New Guinea carriers are from the seaside village of Buna….. We were blown away by their caring nature, knowledge and encouragement. Not seen with other trekking companies, you are guaranteed a special bond with your personal carrier.
Our Getaway Trekking leader’s knowledge of the Kokoda Trail, the campaign, and local history had us in tears on occasions. However for most of the trip, as a 55 year old, I truly felt like a 15 yr kid on camp with the Getaway camaraderie having us in fits of laughter from dawn to dusk.
I did the trip with my 25 yr old son-in-law and thanks to Getaway we have an even stronger lifetime friendship bond due to this experience. If you are contemplating Kokoda you owe it to yourself to look at the Getaway package and you will experience a life time changing holiday full of light, fun and fitness.
The great news is you certainly don’t have to be an athlete to take advantage of this holiday. The colleagues that I met on the trip due to the Getaway dynamics left us with a lifelong interest and bond within each other.