Henrik's Story

I came to this trip wanting a challenge for myself, but finished up with so much more than just the physical challenge I came for. The Stanley ranges are such a beautiful place to hike. The scenery is amazing, all the rivers, swamps, rain forest and mountains it’s all there. The history of the place, from the old mail trail in the 18 century to the battle fields in second world war are amazing, but it’s very humble experience to hear about the battles and sacrifices that took place in these hills in 1942, these stories were well told to our group by our guide Olly, an experienced soldier himself. The services at brigade Hill and the dawn service at Isurava will stay in my memory forever.
The interaction with our porters on the trip and the locals we met in the villages along the trail, plus our trip to Soputa village, are other unforgettable memories from this trip. From the beginning of the trip in Cairns to the finish, I felt very comfortable with how it was run by Adventure Bound Tours. All the information from training to equipment required on the trip was provided. A good information session in Cairns on the first day to the daily briefings on the trip were excellent, the team of local porters & cooks supporting us on our trip were helpful, polite and easy going, plenty of great food all trip. Equipment supplied by Adventure Bound Tours was top notch and the tour group was a nice size of up to 12 hikers only, plus crew.
I was really happy that I choose to travel with Adventure Bound Tours for my Kokoda experience, I highly recommend this company to other hikers.

MAY 2018