To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Kokoda Campaign, Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours has launched a new tour that visits the battlefields of the Kokoda Track, without trekking.
Until now, the only way to explore Kokoda has been on a gruelling 10-day trek, but the new tour, designed by historian Mat McLachlan, will take travellers to visit key sites from this pivotal WWII campaign without the blisters and bruises of a Kokoda trek!
The Kokoda 75th Anniversary Tour – Without Trekking, departs Port Moresby on 31 October 2017, and runs for 7 days. Cost is $4397 per person (twin share, land only), and includes all accommodation, transport, guiding services by expert war historian and most meals. The tour is a unique opportunity to commemorate those who fought in one of the most famous Australian battles of all time.
From Port Moresby, the tour visits key WWII sites by air-conditioned vehicle, including Bomana War Cemetery, the largest Australian military cemetery in the world, and Ower’s Corner, which marks the beginning of the Kokoda Track. From there the tour will fly by chartered plane to the village of Kokoda, enjoying magnificent views of the Kokoda Track en-route. At Kokoda the group will explore the scenes of some of the toughest fights of the Kokoda Campaign, and commemorate the 75th anniversary of the recapture of Kokoda by Australian troops with a flag-raising ceremony. The tour then visits the villages of Buna, Gona and Sanananda, scenes of heavy fighting during the Beachhead battles, which marked the end of the Kokoda Campaign.
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