Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours

Anzac Day at Kokoda without trekking - 2023

Book for Anzac Day 2022 before 15 January 2022 and save up to $400 per couple*

*Terms & Conditions apply, $400 per couple saving applies to Anzac Day on the Western Front & Anzac Day at Hellfire Pass. A $200 per couple discount applies to Anzac at Gallipoli. Offer excludes Anzac Day Kokoda tours.

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Departs 18 April 2023 from Port Moresby

$ 3850
9 Days
  • PRICE: per person, twin share
  • SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $1150
  • DEPOSIT: 30%
This nine-day tour is a unique tour visiting the hallowed ground of the Kokoda Track

This unique tour will allow you to visit the hallowed ground of the Kokoda Track without the need to join a trek. You will see the key sites where Australian troops forged a legend in 1942 and pay your respects to the 2000 Australians who were killed or wounded in this pivotal WW2 campaign.

Day 1 > Tuesday, 18 April 2023 | Arrive Port Moresby

Welcome to Papua New Guinea. On arrival we will be met by our Kokoda Historical Guide and taken to our hotel. During dinner our Guide will give a detailed presentation on the battles fought in PNG during 1942. (D)

Day 2 > Wednesday, 19 April 2023 | Port Moresby

After breakfast we will begin our tour of Port Moresby, including the PNG National Memorial, National Museum, Parliament and the wreck of MV MacDhui. After lunch at our hotel, we will visit the Bomana War Cemetery. We will return to the hotel for free time before dinner. (B, L, D)

STAR INCLUSIONS   Port Moresby Tour  Bomana War Cemetery

Day 3 > Thursday, 20 April 2023 | Owers’ Corner

Today we will travel along the Sogeri Highway to Owers’ Corner, the start of the Kokoda Track. Next we will visit the Koitaki Showgrounds, the site of the infamous ‘Rabbit that Runs Speech’, before making our way to Sogeri Lodge for a buffet lunch. This afternoon we will visit the PNG Nature Park. (B, L, D) 

STAR INCLUSIONS   Koitaki Showgrounds   PNG Nature Park

Day 4 > Friday, 21 April 2023 | Kokoda

This morning we will fly to Kokoda over the Kokoda Track, spotting Lake Myola, Brigade Hill & Isurava. We will land on the war-time air strip before making our way to the Kokoda Plateau, Bert Kienzle Museum and Kokoda Memorials. After lunch we will 4WD up the Kokoda Track and join our Guide for an optional walk before returning to Kokoda for the night. (B, L, D) 

STAR INCLUSIONS   Kokoda Memorial & Museum   4WD on the Kokoda Track

Day 5 > Saturday, 22 April 2023 | Popondetta to Sanananda

Today we will head north to Popondetta and the Japanese beachheads. We will stop to see Oivi & Gorari, the mighty Kumusi River and where the Japanese and Papuan Infantry Battalion first came into contact. After lunch we will visit the Popondetta War Memorial and Gona Beach before boarding a boat to Sanananda. We will be greeted with a welcome dance before checking into Sanananda Guest House. (B, L, D,) 

STAR INCLUSIONS   Popondetta War Memorial   Traditional village welcome

Day 6 > Sunday, 23 April 2023 | Buna

We will begin our day with a tour of Bona village. We will visit the Australian and US memorials and walk along the road depicted in the famous George Silk photograph. We will also see the last-known Japanese bunker complex before returning to Sanananda for lunch. In the afternoon we will tour Sanananda Village, taking in the 55/53 Battalion Memorial, the Wirraway wreck and the Japanese hospital. We will have time at the village craft market before dinner. (B, L, D)

 STAR INCLUSIONS   Japanese bunker complex   55/53 Battalion Memorial

Day 7 > Monday, 24 April 2023 | Port Moresby

After an early transfer to Girua airport we will return to Port Moresby and the comforts of our hotel. There will be plenty of time to relax and prepare for tomorrow’s service before an early dinner. (B, L, D)

STAR INCLUSIONS   Pre-Anzac-Day dinner

Day 8 > Tuesday, 25 April 2023 | Anzac Dawn Service

We will rise early this morning for an emotional Anzac Dawn Service. Afterwards we will return to the hotel for breakfast and a rest. At lunchtime we will depart for the Royal Port Moresby Yacht Club where our Guide will host a very special Anzac Day luncheon. (B, L, D).

STAR INCLUSIONS   Anzac Dawn service   Lunch at the Yacht Club

Day 9 > Wednesday, 26 April 2023 | Departure

We will transfer to Port Moresby International Airport for our return to Australia. (B)

 The journey may be over but the memories will last a lifetime.

Services of our WW2 Historian
All excursions and sightseeing as described in the itinerary
Anzac Day Dawn Service in Port Moresby
Flights from Port Moresby to Kokoda, and Popondetta to Port Moresby
5 nights’ 4-star accommodation in Port Moresby, 1 night of traditional accommodation in Kokoda and 2 nignts in Sanananda
Travel by comfortable air-conditioned coach in Port Moresby
Return airport transfers
All meals as specified in the itinerary
All entrance fees as per the itinerary
Polo shirt

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Please note: Itineraries are subject to change due to operational reasons. In addition, your Historian may alter the sites visited on each day to suit local conditions. Any changes will be advised closer to the time of departure.

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