Mark's Story


My name is Mark and I have wanted to trek the Kokoda trail, learn the history and engage in my own personal experience for some time. After researching the various operators online, I finally settled on ESCAPE TREKKING ADVENTURES (Shane and Tina). If you google them, read the blogs and even send them an email, youll see why I chose them.

The adventure was mind blowing and completely 100% exceeded my expectations. Our group was small and had a close family feel to it which included our support crew of porters, trek leaders and other crew. Every detail was looked after daily and we all wanted for nothing, Shanes knowledge of the land, people, sites, war and history was outstanding and when you hear the stories of what happened at the various sites you visit, you can tell that he is 100% passionate about his work.

I enjoyed a 14 days on my trek, 3 days of site seeing around Gona and Buna beach, staying within a local village in a purpose built guest home provided by Shane and the crew, 9 days of Kokoda trek and the amazing and moving Anzac day dawn service at Bomana War Cemetery to end the trip off. I cannot recommend ESCAPE TREKKING ADVENTURES highly enough, and if your considering going, please do yourself a favour and lest check them out.

Happy Trekking !!

APR 2017