Author: Charlie

Kokoda Day

Over the past decade 54,623 Australians, young and old, from all walks of life, have trekked across the Kokoda Trail. They are motivated by the significance of its military heritage and the lure of an adventure in the ‘land of the unexpected’.

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Wayne Wetherall of Kokoda Spirit loses appeal over claims he spat on his female employee during outbursts.

Lynette Kelly claimed during her time with Kokoda Spirit her boss, Wayne Wetherall, had stood over her and yelled at her to “the point he was spitting on her”, refused her access to paid leave without reasonable basis, and frequently had angry outbursts of aggressive behaviour, which caused her enormous stress and anxiety. Kelly also alleged she had been exposed to explicit pornographic messages and images authored by, and featuring Wetherall, which were linked to the Kokoda Spirit Facebook page.

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Papua New Guinea: A place of pilgrimage

Kokoda has emerged as the complete adventure experience for boomers and young adventurers.  It requires physical stamina and mental tenacity. The wartime history evokes strong emotions.  The unconditional care and support of local PNG guides and villagers is humbling. The environment is rugged, remote, and pristine.

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Serious Crime Alert: Avoid Kokoda Highway

Kokoda tour operators are urged to use charter aircraft to fly directly into and out of Kokoda in response to recent reports of robberies and murders along the Kokoda Highway between Popondetta and Kokoda.

While direct charter flights to Kokoda are slightly more expensive than scheduled flights into Popondetta they avoid the risk of trekkers being held up, robbed, and possibly molested.

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