Lincoln 's Story

Wow my recent trip to the Kokoda Track in PNG was so memorable.

It began as an item on my bucket list, but when a bunch of my school friends decided to take on the challenge I jumped at the opportunity to share the experience.

The professionalism of our team both the guides and the porters was outstanding. Everything was taken care of with a minimum of fuss. Arrival,Catering, Safety, Accommodation, transfers, logistics and departures all flowed seamlessly.

The daily encouragement and advice on the tough days, the entertainment and tips around the campsite forged a strong bond amongst the whole team that can only come from challenging circumstances.

The best bit for me was the cultural and historical insights into the Kokoda campaign provided while passing significant points along the way. The various strategic pieces of the puzzle that allowed the Diggers to endure. The stories of courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice that occurred truly gave me a greater appreciation of the significance of this campaign to the freedom we take for granted in Australia.

As a grandson of two Diggers that were stationed in PNG during the Second World War it brings home the enormous sacrifice that so many paid for the priveleges we Australians enjoy today.

The experience is one I will cherish for rest of my life. It has opened my eyes to what can be achieved and made me realise not to take life for granted as I have in the past.

Also I am now inspired to track down more details about both of my Grandfathers’ service in the Australian Army during WW II.

I would thoroughly recommend this trip with Australian Kokoda Tours to anyone thinking of experiencing Kokoda.

Äll the best Mick and the AKT team I will be back again.

Lincoln Catton
Grandson to,
Private W.A Maher VX89320 2/12 Australian Infantry Battalion
& Lance Corporal L. W Catton VX141857 151 Australian General Transport

MAR 2016