Lloyd 's Story

Having recently completed the 2017 ANZAC trek with Adventure Bound Tours, I can’t help but continue to share my experiences with family and friends. To say that I was impressed by the logistics and planning behind this trek is an understatement. Billy and Olly run a highly professional family business which I found to be well organized from the moment I sent my first nervous email until hopping onto the plane home at treks end, glowing in my achievement…completing Kokoda is both an emotional and physical achievement. On the track, Olly’s military experience and relaxed demeanor enable him to enthusiastically deliver well researched historical facts regarding the numerous battles and incidents that occurred during the Kokoda campaign. His respectful relationships with the local guides (including head guide Stanley), and the food carriers/cooks and porters ensured everything ran smoothly, and ensured we were welcomed with open arms into all of the villages we visited. The emotions that you will experience during this trek will be at times overwhelming. From climbing and ascending lung burning steep ranges and ridge lines, listening to local school children sing at the end of a long day, recovering in icy highland creeks, participating in a commemorative Brigade Hill service, and finally crossing under the arches at Kokoda with your new life long mates. You will be immersed in the wartime history and local culture of this unforgettable journey, that I hope to one day do again with my family. Thanks Billy and Olly.

APR 2017