Adventure Kokoda

First Aid

First Aid on the TrailAdventure Kokoda Trek Leaders are experienced and qualified in First Aid. They carry a comprehensive first-aid kit with each group however there are items which you should bring to treat minor ailments or irritations.

Plan to look after your feet. Ensure you have a comfortable pair of walking boots and a good pair of trekking socks. Each night you will have the opportunity to thoroughly wash and dry your feet. It is then a good idea to give them a liberal covering of antifungal foot powder to dry them out during the night. Next morning it is advisable to massage some Tea Tree Oil into them.

Blisters should not be a problem if you have a good pair of walking boots and have broken them in properly - and trim your toenails before you begin your trek! Nevertheless it is a wise precaution to have blister kit with you. The 'Spenko Blister Kit' (containing a soothing 'second skin') or 'Dr Scholl Blister Kit' are recommended.

You will receive a detailed list of recommended 1st Aid items to bring after we receive your booking however you will need to consider:

  • Anti-malarial tablets (as prescribed by your doctor)
  • Anti-inflammatory tablets (as prescribed by your doctor)
  • Antibiotics for treating diarrhoea (as prescribed by your doctor)
  • Antibiotic cream or powder
  • Aquim Antibacterial Gel
  • Canesten Antifungal Cream
  • Tropical strength mosquito repellent
  • Two (2) Dr Scholl or Spenko blister packs
  • One roll of broad elasticated bandage
  • One roll of Leukoplast waterproof elastoplast (5 cm X 5 m)
  • Band-Aids (waterproof)
  • Panadol Forte/Aspirin tablets/capsules
  • Codral cold and flu tablets
  • Sunscreen
  • Scissors
  • Micropur water sterilization tablets
  • Staminade/Gatorade/IsoSport electrolyte drink powder (Two (2) jars).
  • Gastrolyte (for re-hydration if necessary)