What a huge team of great people both Papuan and Australian all looking forward to making your Kokoda Track expedition a wonderful, safe and enlightening experience. Meet the team below in pictures. #NoRoadsExpeditions #Kokoda #2018
Australian Guide Team
Local Guide Team
Lead Porter Team
Porter Medic Team
Kokoda Porter Team
PNG and Australia Operations Team
Let us introduce you to our Porter Medics crew 🚑 our local medics are on each of our Australian Led Kokoda tours and they use their first aid knowledge to look after any medical concerns for their fellow porters while they are trekking. They work closely with the Australian Guide and are constantly learning from them. You cannot miss them in their bright Medic Uniforms and we thank them for being such an important part of the No Roads family.
Each year one of the Australian Expedition Guides is selected to be awarded the "GOTY" by the NRE Melbourne Administration Team, several of whom are also trek guides. The criteria for selection addresses two aspects of involvement with No Roads. The award firstly recognises the recipient’s consistently high level of service in their role as a guide. Secondly it recognises their ongoing significant contribution to the promotion and development of the company.
Congratulations Barry Jenks for 2016 GOTY.
No Roads Expeditions has created a new award to recognise the services of an exceptional member of the porter team over the past trekking season. The Australian Guides will be voting on who they consider should receive this award. This will be a very difficult task, taking into account the high level of service that is consistently provided to our trekkers and to the Australian Guides.
All categories of the porter team, Local, Lead, General and Porters in Training are eligible. The porter who receives the most votes will be presented with an engraved trophy and a fully paid for trip to Australia with the porter group that attends that year under the existing program, irrespective of whether he has previously visited.
Congratulations Solomon Menaki for 2017 POTY.
For more information about these awards and past recipients check out this page:
Today our wonderful porters signed up for the 2016 trekking season bringing the total to around 80 personnel. Congratulations!
Each year No Roads Expeditions brings out around ten of our wonderful porters from the Kokoda Track to spend several weeks with us back in Australia, to show them our homes and families, Melbourne and regional Victoria, and to have some fun with them. This is of course a big undertaking and we are very fortunate to have so many people involved who help out such as our Expedition Guides, past trekkers, No Roads Operations Staff, and many other friends and corporations who donate access to events.
This year our Kagi Boys Porters had another wonderful trip with many events and good times to remember. A selection of photos from those events can be seen in the photo gallery below. Terrance, Jack and the rest of the guys were very thankful to the Australian No Roads Expedition staff and past trekkers for inviting them over, looking after them and giving them such a wonderful wide range of experiences to take back and talk about with their Wontoks for years to come.
Many thanks to all the people who were involved in transporting, sleeping, feeding, organising, clothing and entertaining the guys for several weeks whilst they experienced aspects of Australian culture and popular tourist attractions. Until next time guys, cheers!
Many more photos below .....
In the media: http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/3729045/kokoda-porters-visit-school/
A group of Kokoda Track porters from Papua New Guinea toured Bendigo Senior Secondary College on Monday as part of the No Roads to Health program.