Bec's Story

Being able to trek the Kokoda Trail with South Sea Horizons was an absolute dream come true! Never did I actually think I would get the chance to fulfil one of my dreams (and actually make it unscathed!).

Even doing my research, I had absolutely no idea of what I was really getting myself into. With the endless uphills followed by the steep, slippery downhills (and not to mention the mud!), it quickly became a personal challenge, with the main goal of crossing that finish line. After a few more days on the track I came to realise and appreciate what the Australian soldiers had to endure. The further I walked the more in awe I became. Our soldiers were incredibly brave to not only get through the track, but defeat the powerful Japanese Army in order to protect our country.

All of our South Sea Horizons porters, food porters and guides were absolutely amazing and such an inspiration which gave us the strength to get through. They were like our own personal ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels’, making sure that we were safe with every step we took. Wet season made it quite a gruelling trip and without them I don’t know if we would have survived it without injury!

There were so many unforgettable moments, making it an experience of a lifetime and one that will stay with me for the rest of my days!

APR 2016