Kokoda Trek September 2019
Retrace part of Australia's history.
Trek the historical Kokoda Track through the Central Highlands of Papua New Guinea and learn more about WWII history and how the Salvos played a part in 1942 on the track. On Brigade Hill we will pause on the track for a deeply moving remembrance service. At the completion of the trek we will spend time in reflection at Bomana War Cemetery in Port Moresby. This physically and emotionally demanding trek will change your life and your fundraising efforts will help change the lives of others.
In Port Moresby we will visit some of the work The Salvation Army is undertaking to help the local people.
Proposed dates: September 2019
Trip duration: 12 days
Trek Duration: 9 days
Fundraising Target: $3,750
This can help provide
- a safe place for one week for 12 persons fleeing a crisis (eg a domestic / family violence situation), or
- financial counselling for four families that means they are better equipped to be financially stable, or
- 62 food hampers to families in need.
Accommodation: Twin-share 4 star hotel in Port Moresby and single comfortable camping along track
Degree of Difficulty: 5/5 - High level of fitness required
About the adventure
One of the world’s greatest treks, the Kokoda Track links the north and south coast of Papua New Guinea across rugged mountain terrain, tropical rainforest and unspoiled villages. This challenging trek is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, with every step you take helping The Salvation Army give hope to Australians who need it most.
Where will the funds go?
The money you raise through this incredible adventure will have an enormous impact on Australians who are in crisis and desperately need a helping hand. At the Salvos, we are committed to social welfare programs that service the need of our community and enrich lives including:
- Youth Services
- Rural Services
- Emergency and Disaster Services
- Recovery Services (including recovery programs for drug, alcohol and gambling addiction)