Hayden 's Story

My 2 sons and I, as a family bonding exercise, recently completed the Kokoda Trail with Australian Kokoda Tours led by Mick O’Malley. We knew it would be hot, humid and a challenge, and it was. Fortunately we had been physically well prepared by Mick and his team prior to our departure. Our all male group of 11 ranged in age from 31 to a pair of 65 year olds and all were up to the challenge. I might add our porters were brilliant and certainly made the trip that bit easier.
What probably pleased and surprised me the most was the quality of the food we had. Plenty of snacks, good lunches and excellent evening meals prepared by the porters. We were in the middle of the jungle with no outside contact for 8 days so our expectations of the food were well and truly exceeded. Similarly the service from Mick and his porters who quickly came to our aid for any of our needs – water, band aids, hand sanitiser, water purification, Mick is also a great conversationalist who engaged all of the group and kept spirits high. A quality quite important on a challenging and lengthy trek. Well done Australian Kokoda Tours

JUN 2016