Over the past 15 years, Getaway Trekking & Adventures has established a reputation for leading culturally and ecologically sensitive treks in many destinations. Our vast experience in trekking, combined with our knowledge of local culture has contributed to us becoming a leader in the trekking area.
Although we have taken many adventurous souls to various destinations around the world, our principal destination remains the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. For many Australians, Kokoda is an iconic trek, and represents a growing appreciation of the bravery and sacrifice of our young diggers during the Papuan Campaign.
Our philosophy towards our national porters, or carriers, sets us apart from many other trekking companies. Having spent many years developing relationships with our carriers, we value their friendship, and the lessons they continue to teach us, on and off the track.
The privilege of operating a trekking business in PNG brings with it a social responsibility towards these wonderful people. We contribute on a regular basis to the schools and communities along the track. In particular we support the village of Buna on the north coast. Though the story of the Kokoda Track is becoming more well known, it is still a little known fact that Buna in Oro Province was the scene of some of the most ferocious fighting in PNG during WW2.
A good deal of our business over recent years has resulted from referrals from others who admire these philosophies and principles. For many, trekking the Kokoda Trail has proven to be a life changing experience.
At the conclusion of many of our treks, you may choose to have some rest & recuperation (R & R) time with our national friends on the northern beaches – a reward for your hard work on the track!
Whichever trek you select, Getaway Trekking & Adventures will also assist you in developing the appropriate trekking fitness levels by inviting you to join us on regular training sessions. If that is not practicable, we will help you develop your own training program and monitor your progress. A good level of fitness is required for all of our treks.
In addition to safety issues, we believe your enjoyment and that of the group will be enhanced considerably with appropriate trek preparation. Please ask questions – from years of travelling and trekking we know that everyone (including us!) has fears and phobias and we will do our best to address any issues you have.
Our detailed clothing & equipment list will help you to become trek ready for what will be a most memorable experience. Getaway Trekking & Adventures can also provide assistance if you need to purchase equipment for the trek.
Once on track we will impart our knowledge of the various cultural and historical aspects. On treks commemorating war campaigns, you will learn about the various battles and be touched by heroic stories about our young diggers. We take our time to view the flora and fauna along the track, and immerse ourselves in the local culture.
Our treks in Thailand, Borneo, Nepal (Annapurna and Everest Ranges), and the Kimberley each offer something unique. Take some time to look through our trekking adventures and destinations.
We at Getaway Trekking & Adventures, feel privileged in helping you make your trekking adventure journey a safe and most rewarding experience.