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.