Walk Kokoda for a Purpose : Trek 4 Education is walking the Track and providing much needed educational equipment to Schools along the Kokoda Track. This very special trip is running August 27 - September 10. It is a great opportunity to achieve a great goal and helps those that need it the most. For more informationhttp://trek4education.com/
The best thing you can do about blisters is prevent them in the first place. Whilst trekking on a Kokoda expedition prevention, identification and management of blisters is a task you must be prepared for. With the terrain, mud, hot weather, heavy rain and humid conditions, your feet have their work cut out for them to stay in tip top shape. Blisters are nasty and painful. You do not want to get them whilst trekking. The following video has some excellent advice about blisters and is worth watching.
In early 1942 the Japanese set their sights on capturing Papua & New Guinea. A series of defensive battles at Milne Bay and along the Kokoda Track, as well as the naval victories in the Coral Sea and at Midway Island put the Japanese on the back foot. Then followed a series of Allied offensive operations that drove the Japanese back and provided the springboard for General Douglas MacArthur’s successful advance into the Netherlands East Indies and the Philippines.
This one day conference examines a critical period of Australia’s military history. This conference will include fresh analysis and insights from a highly informed and relevant range of historians and veterans. The conference, convened by Military History and Heritage Victoria Inc., will be held at the Pompey Elliot Memorial Hall at the Camberwell RSL on Saturday 16 April 2016.
More information: http://www.mhhv.org.au/?page_id=673&event_id=1019
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.
The Lederderg Gorge was the training ground of the 39th Battalion and now it is the training ground for you and your friends. Just on the finges of Melbourne, approximately an hour from town, this beautiful and rugged park is perfect for training on ant of our treks.
Come and train for your upcoming expedition or just come and get out, into the great outdoors.
Our FREE weekend walks are conducted by 1 or 2 of our trained staff who will be on hand to answer any of your questions. Even if you are not booked on one of our trips, you are still welcome to join us and bring friends with you.
Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (AEDT) - Add to Calendar
Lerderderg Gorge Park - McKenzie Flat Car Park off Lerderderg Gorge Rd.
519 Lerderderg Gorge Rd. Darley, Victoria 3340 AU - View Map