From time to time we receive frequently asked questions about topics or specific issues that we haven't answered elsewhere in the website.
Q: What are the minimum and maximum ages for trekkers?
A: We have no minimum however we encourage kids to be of 10 years of age or more. We don't have an upper age limit, but trekkers will need to discuss this expedition with their doctor. We have taken people of all ages with even an 87 year old gentleman who successfully made it across the Track and he was really great.
Q: What time of the year do expeditions operate?
A: The Kokoda trekking season avoids the PNG wet season which typically occurs between early December through to early March. No Roads operates expeditions from mid to late March through to December. There isn't really any period during the year that is considered the best time to go. The period around Anzac day is very popular but busy, August through to October has great weather and very popular, whilst some months can be quieter like May.
Q: Do you cater for specific dietary requirements?
A: Yes, No Roads offers the highest standard of delicious and nutritious meals along the Track and special dietary considerations can be catered for if we are notified in advance. More information about meals can be found in our Health and Medical section.
Q: Which way do you trek along the Kokoda Track?
A: On our Australian led expeditions we generally walk from Kokoda to Owers' Corner. On our Locally led expeditions we generally trek from Owers' Corner to Kokoda.
Q: Can you tell me what dates your expeditions depart and how much they cost?
A: On the Australian led and Locally led expedition information pages (and all the others) we have links to a booking page that has all our scheduled dates. Please contact our No Roads Office to discuss treks leaving on non-scheduled dates. The prices for all our expeditions are listed on each expedition page.
Q: Do you have public liability insurance and what safety precautions do you take?
A: Yes, we are fully insured with $10,000,000 liability insurance cover, and we are a licenced Kokoda Track Authority (KTA) operator and founding member of the Kokoda Tour Operators Association (KTOA). Safety is a priority on all expeditions. Our precautions are detailed on our Safety and Security page and our paged titled Why trek with us!