Jess 's Story

My trip to Kokoda will always be one of the best highlights of my life. We left from Melbourne in the early hours of the morning on the 16th of September, boarded our plane and arrived in Brisbane. Shortly after we landed we took off again for PNG. We didn’t do much sightseeing we just went straight to the hotel. We stayed there the night and the next morning packed our packs into the truck and went off to the little airport.
After landing in Kokoda we headed up to the museum and had lunch with our porters. We all smashed through the each and everyday, but a few of us got very sick, me being one of them. After I got better my whole trip just got better and felt so much easier. Each day had its challenges whether it be the hills up or down, the terrain or the weather. Going through the villages and seeing all the locals really boosted morale.
Learning more about the history along the way was very emotional. I made it something I will never forget. Kokoda has really changed me as a person and I hope to go back there again someday!

SEP 2016