20-30 April 2023
11 day trip, 9 day challenge
Twin-share in 4-star hotel and comfortable camping
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) can affect anyone, at any age. There is no way to prevent it and currently no cure.
Join JDRF on the Kokoda Track in 2023 and with every step you take, you’ll raise vital funds to support the best and most promising T1D research into a cure, prevention and treatments.
Beginning in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea’s disparate capital city, over nine days you’ll trek the Kokoda Track from south to north, retracing the steps of ANZAC soldiers. Following time-worn jungle trails, you’ll trek through rugged mountain terrain, across clear, flowing rivers and into remote villages. You’ll learn about the historical significance of the Track and experience firsthand the extraordinary cultures of the region.
Best of all, as part of this incredible adventure, your fundraising and physical efforts will help change the lives of over 125,000 Australians living with T1D.
The Difference You'll Make
When you join Team One Trek Kokoda, you’ll raise vital funds to support the best and most promising T1D research to find a cure and improve lives.
Living with T1D involves injecting insulin multiple times a day or receiving insulin infusions via a pump worn on the body. People with T1D also need to check their blood glucose levels several times a day with painful finger pricks or by wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor, in order to avoid dangerous high or low blood glucose episodes.
As part of this life-changing challenge, every step you take will bring JDRF one step closer to turning type one into type none.
Every $1,000 you raise could fund a month of testing and glucose monitoring equipment for one clinical research participant.
Clinical research is the key to finding a cure and improving the lives of those with T1D. It is the final step in getting innovative new therapies to Australians who need them.
Best of all, with every step you take, you’ll raise vital funds to help accelerate life-changing breakthroughs, find cures and improve the lives of those with T1D and help turn type one into type none.
Pricing & Itinerary
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Includes: Flight from Popondetta to Port Moresby as per itinerary • All land transfers as per itinerary in private vehicles •
Twin-share accommodation in a 4-star hotel • Comfortable camping with single occupancy • Professional English-speaking
trek leader • Local head guide and trekking crew • All camping gear (excluding sleeping bag, sleep mat and pillow), including
individual tents • Emergency equipment, VHF radios and satellite phone linked 24 hours to Port Moresby • All meals as per
itinerary • Water on trekking days • All entrance fees and permits as per itinerary
Doesn’t include: International airfares (can be arranged at additional cost) • Travel insurance (compulsory) • Visa • Vaccinations
• Personal porter cost and backpack (AU$640) • Meals and drinks (excluding water) not mentioned in itinerary • Services,
excursions or activities not mentioned in itinerary • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature • Tips and
Arrive Port Moresby
On arrival in Papua New Guinea, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you’ll attend a team briefing to discuss final preparations for the trek and to meet your fellow adventurers. Then it’s off to bed for a good night’s sleep ahead of our first day on the Kokoda Track.
When you travel with us, $10 goes towards carbon offsetting projects in Western Australia. You'll be supporting Carbon Neutral as they replant native plant species to create a green corridor for native wildlife, assisting in the recovery of entire ecosystems. For more on how we're bettering the planet, read our Climate Action Plan.