Day 9: Imita Base  to Owers Corner then to the Sogeri Lodge

After Reveille, breakfast and pack-up your trek leader will check your welfare then give you a detailed briefing of the day ahead where you cross the Goldie River and meet your bus at Owers Corner.

You trek down to the abandoned village site of Uberi then down to the Goldie River at 340m AMSL which you will cross before climbing to the finish at Ower’s Corner at 640m AMSL. A 25-pound Artillery gun has been relocated to this site.  They were used to fire over the Australian position on Imita Ridge onto the Japanese position on Iorabaiwa.

You will then board our bus for a visit to McDonald’s Corner which was the start of the trail in July 1942. You will get to inspect the monument erected by the owner of Ilolo Plantation, Captain P.J. McDonald – a Gallipoli veteran who provided support to all troops passing his plantation.

You will then check into Sogeri Lodge for a clean-up and pizza before boarding the bus to Bomana War Cemetery.

After your visit to Bomana you will return to Sogeri Lodge for dinner and presentations.

Why Trek with Adventure Kokoda

Our primary goal is to lead you safely across the Kokoda Trail and ensure you have an unforgettable wartime historical and cultural experience.

Charlie has led more than 90 expeditions across the Kokoda Trail over the past 26 years.

He previously served in the Australian Army for 21 years. During this time he saw active service in Vietnam; was assigned to the joint Australian, New Zealand and British (ANZUK) Force in Singapore/ Malaysia from 1970-72, and as an exchange instructor in Airborne Logistics with the United States Army from 1977-78. He is a graduate of the Army Command and Staff College.

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