When Vietnam Veteran Merv Hains first walked the Kokoda Track in September 2005, it was the beginning of the Kokoda Track Experience. Merv has since completed 20 trips over the Track and returns regularly to walk alongside trekkers young and old.
The Kokoda Track, linking the Southern and Northern coast of Papua New Guinea, is a challenge to be enjoyed by the fit bushwalker. The Track, 96 km in length, passes through the rugged country of old tropical rainforests, the rarified climbs of the mountain ranges, the secluded jungle camps and the local villages in some of the remotest regions of PNG.
The unspoiled villages along the route of the Kokoda Track are invariably welcoming, and the Koiari and Orokaiva people will greet you with smiles and tempt you with seasonal fruit and vegetables.