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Testimonials from Our Intrepid Adventurers

Thank you so much for putting on a tremendous trek. This past week, I've got a new lease on life, more confidence and a feeling that anything is achievable.

Thanks again to you and your family.

Tom Logue
Owner, Fairmont Homes

The trek was more difficult than I expected, more challenging than I anticipated but more rewarding than I hoped.

Niugini Adventure Tours, in particular, Ken and Lawrence, were fantastic in all aspects of our trek. The organisation, support, energy and direction displayed by each were beyond expectations and only added to the fantastic experience.

Would I do it again? YES!
Would I use Niugini Adventure Tours next time? DEFINITELY!

Thanks for completing my dream!

Graham Wakefield
Harvey Norman Commercial

On behalf of Fisher & Paykel, I would like to commend you and the Niugini Adventure Tour team for a most professional and memorable trip. The level of organisation shown, from our preparation in the months leading up to the track to the support and guidance shown through our journey, was truly first class!

Your ability to immerse us in the culture of the people on the trail and in the villages, coupled with the history of the events, will never be forgotten.

The feedback from our clients has been overwhelming. Once again, on behalf of the whole touring party, "thanks" for the memories and the experience of being part of the legacy of the Kokoda trail.

Andrew Paykel
National Sales Manager, Commercial,
Fisher & Paykel

Trek Bookings

To secure your booking with Niugini Adventure Tours please complete the form below, agree to the Trekkers Agreement and Terms and Conditions, then submit the form to us. You will then need to forward us your deposit. Our Licensed Travel Agent will accept your booking on behalf of Niugini Adventure Tours.

Group Travel
If you are organising a group you will have to arrange for each individual member to complete the booking form below. They should enter the name of the group (company, team or group organiser) in the space provided.

DEPOSIT
A deposit is required to secure your booking. As we use your deposit to pre-pay elements of your trip, this deposit is unfortunately non-refundable.

CANCELLATION CHARGES
We try to be as liberal as possible about these matters, however we strongly suggest that you be covered by travel insurance against this occurrence. Travel insurance should be taken out at time of payment of your deposit.

** In the event of cancellation, the following will apply:

Days prior to departure

Percentage of holiday price
From date of booking to 45 days prior departure Loss of deposit.
44 - 31 days 25% of total price
30 - 15 days 50% of total price
Within 14 days of departure Total holiday price

Trek Booking Form

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Trekkers Agreement

IMPORTANT: Please take the time to read and understand the terms outlined in this Trek Contract. The contract is a binding agreement between trekkers and the trek tour operator. After you have read, understood and accepted this contract, it will be deemed that you agree to the terms contained herein. We would like draw your special attention to the trek tour operatorís right to exemption and limitation of liability.

1. THE CONTRACT: Upon payment of the trek tour fees for the agreed itinerary described on the tour operatorís brochure, and subject to the terms of this contract, Niugini Adventure Tours Limited agrees to accept the trekkers named on the Confirmed Booking Form.

2. DEFINITIONS:

a. "Trekker" means anyone buying the trekking tour and whose name appears on the Confirmed NAT Limited Kokoda Trek Booking Form.
b. "Tour Operator" includes the Company organizing and operating the trekking tours, her staff includes guides and porters.
c. "Trail" means the route along the Owen Stanley Range that is used for trekking by trekkers as a leisure and recreational activity.
d. "Trekking" shall mean and include walking and other activities undertaken by trekkers according to their accepted itinerary.

3. GENERAL PROVISION:

a. Your authority to agree. In buying the trek tour, you state that you are authorized by or on behalf any trekker listed on the Confirmed NAT Limited Kokoda Trek Booking Form to agree to all the terms of this contract.
b. No transfer. This contract is between the tour operator and the trekker. It cannot be sold, assigned or transferred to any other person without prior express written consent of the tour operator.
c. No third party responsibility. This contract is only with the tour operator. No other person or company shall be responsible in any way to the trekker.
d. Limitations applied if that party is held responsible. However if any other person or company is held responsible, all benefit limitations, exemptions from liability, defenses and immunities referred to in this contract or under law, or treaty or from any other source to such person or company and their staff, guides, porter and agents.
e. Contract continues. This contract remains in effect for all period when the tour operator is under any responsibility to the trekker or the trekkerís property.
f. No oral changes, no additions, variations or waiver or any of the contract can be effected unless it is expressed in writing and signed by the tour operator or each authorized agent.

4. PAYMENT OF TOUR FEES:

a. Payment of trek tour fees. The trek tour fees agreed between the trekker and the tour operator shall be payable as follows:

i. A deposit at the time of booking Non Refundable
ii. Balance of tour trek fees at least 60 days prior to trekking date.
b. What is covered: The trek tour fees as agreed shall include the trekking tour, during the trek: accommodation, meals, airport transfers, one way air transfers from Port Moresby to Kokoda or from Kokoda to Port Moresby, trek permits, guides and porters. The fee does not include expenses of a personal nature including drinks, fruits or vegetables sold by the locals, telephone, fax and email bills and gift items. All outstanding bills must be settled before the trekkerís departure from PNG.

5. CANCELLATION BY THE TREKKER: The trekker shall be entitled to withdraw from the contract only upon the times or events set out as follows:

We try to be as liberal as possible about these matters, however we strongly suggest that you be covered by travel insurance against this occurrence. Travel insurance should be taken out at time of payment of your deposit.

Trek Contract

** In the event of cancellation, the following will apply:

Days prior to departure Percentage of holiday price
From date of booking to 45 days prior departure Loss of deposit.
44 - 31 days 25% of total price
30 - 15 days 50% of total price
Within 14 days of departure Total holiday price

6. ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS:

a. Adherence to rules. Accommodation for trekkers before, during and after the trek are those only agreed to and specified in the itinerary. Any meals or accommodation arrangements outside of the specified agreed options will become the responsibility of the trekker. Accommodation and meals will be designated by the tour operatorís agents, employees or servants. No tour diversions will be allowed. The tour operator reserves anytime the right to withdraw any trekker due to illness and substance abuse such as alcohol and drugs and violation of strict traditional taboos and customary practices.

7. HEALTH OF TREKKER: TOUR OPERATOR NOT LIABLE FOR MEDICAL CARE OR EXPENSES WHATSOEVER:

a. Trekker is fit for trek. The trekker warrants he or she is physically fit and capable of undertaking the agreed trek. The tour operator requires a doctorís certificate for all trekkers undertaking the trek (It is compulsory to all trekkers).
b. Consent to treatment. If in the opinion of the tour operator, a trekker is in need of medical assistance and is unable to request it, the trekker hereby consents to the tour operator making such medical arrangements as it deems necessary, at the cost of the trekker.
c. Trekkerís Obligation to Report Medical Condition. The trekker must report any pre-existing illness, disability of pregnancy or any other conditions for which the trekker may require medical attention during the course of the trek to the tour operator or its agents before the trek tour commences. If any such condition arises before the commencement of the trek, it must be reported to the tour operator, its agents or servants before commencement of the trek or as soon as such illness or disability is known. Failure to report any such condition completely absolve the tour operator its servants and agents from all or any liability in respect of such condition.
d. Lack of obligation to examine passenger. The tour operator does not have any obligation to examine any passenger prior to the commencement of the trek for any purpose and the tour operator rely entirely on the trekkerís warranty as to fitness herein before referred to
e. Refusal of trekking. The tour operator reserves the right to refuse any passenger who has failed to give proper notice of physical disability, illness or handicap requiring special care , attention or treatment or who in the tour operators opinion is physically or mentally unfit for travel. In such event, the tour fees will be refunded at the sole discretion of the tour operator, and the tour operator shall be entitled to deduct any expense associated therewith.
f. Treatment at trekkerís risk. Subject to the foregoing, any medicines, surgical, attention or medical treatment furnished by a qualified doctor or medical service personnel (all of who are engaged as independent contractors) designated by the tour operator, its servants and agents, shall be and are accepted at the trekkerís sole risk, and the tour operator shall not be responsible for the quality, nature or consequences thereof.

8. TOUR OPERATORíS RIGHT TO CANCEL AND CHANGE ITINERARIES:

a. Changes in itineraries. The tour operator may at anytime, without notice, cancel or change the approved and accepted itinerary or substitute trek tours. The trekker shall have no claim against the tour operator by reason of any cancellation, change or delay of the trekking tour, accommodation and meal options, traveling expenses or other loss, and inconveniences from delays.
b. Approximate schedule. Trekking tours and itineraries including departure times and arrival times maybe altered at the discretion of the tour or trek leader due to unforeseen circumstances.
c. Deviations and Diversions. Trekkers in all situations shall not have the liberty to deviate from the original itinerary or undertake a diversion from the same advertised and approved itinerary. For whatever reason or reasons necessary, trekkers who deviate and divert from the advertised and approved itinerary may do so at their own risk and will be liable to pay any expense associated with the change.
d. Interruption of trek tour.

i. Acts of God. If the trek tour is interrupted, or unduly delayed or prevented from proceeding as advertised by *Acts of God, *perils of the trail, mountains, rivers and valleys, *Acts of Government, or ruling authority, *epidemics, natural disasters, fires, landslides, earthquakes, war, hostilities, riots and strikes, or *any other causes of circumstances beyond the tour operatorís control and responsibility. The tour operator shall have the right to terminate the purchased trek tour at anytime without notice and of any reason whatsoever. In that event, the tour operator may (at its absolute discretion, of which it shall be the sole judge) refund such proportionate part of the trek tour fee.

e. Indemnity by Trekker. The tour operator shall have the right to be indemnified by the trekker for all penalties, fines, charges, losses and expenses upon and incurred by the tour operator because of the trekker, or any other person in the tour operatorís care.

9. REGULATIONS CONCERNING BAGGAGE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY:

a. Baggage means backpacks, handbags and bundles containing wearing apparels and personal effects.
b. Limitations and Liabilities. For safekeeping purposes, the tour operator does not undertake to store any contents of a baggage belonging to other persons apart from the trekker named on the NAT Limited Kokoda Trek Booking Form. The tour operator shall not accept for storage any baggage unless all the contents are declared, listed and personally viewed by the tour operator, its agents or servants. The tour operator will not be held responsible for the loss or damage to any item that is claimed as content in the baggage and which was not personally viewed by the tour operator, its agents and servants.
c. Marking of baggage. Each piece of baggage will be marked with the full name and address of the trekker. The tour operator shall not be liable for loss, damage or delay resulting from the trekkerís failure to mark each piece of baggage plainly as directed.
d. Forbidden items. The trekker should not take away natural, historical and cultural items, the importation and exportation of which may be forbidden or which do not conform with customs, police regulations and the laws of PNG and other countries with which PNG has treaties and bilateral relations. Should this rule be violated, the trekker shall be held liable for all resulting fines, losses, damages or delays.
e. Valuables, the tour operator is not responsible for money, jewelry, documents and any other valuables which trekkers keep on their persons, in their accommodation or in their baggage.
f. Insurance by Passenger. Trekkers are strongly recommended to obtain adequate insurance to cover his or her baggage and personal effects from theft, loss, damage and delays.

10. LIMITATION ON TOUR OPERATORíS LIABILITY:

1. No liability for certain events. The tour operator and its agents including its staff, guides and porters shall not be liable for loss, death or delay of injury, to, any trekker or loss or damage or delay to his baggage, personal effects or other property arising from *Acts of God, *Public enemy, *Government restraint, Riots, *Strikes, *labor troubles who ever may be the instigators thereof, *epidemics, *civil disturbances of whatever nature, *perils of the trail, mountains, rivers and valleys, *Acts of Government, or ruling authority, *epidemics, natural disasters, fires, landslides, earthquakes, war, hostilities, riots and strikes, or *any other causes of circumstances beyond the tour operatorís control and responsibility.
2. Limitation on Trekkerís Liability with respect to baggage and personal property. This liability shall not exceed AUD200 in the event of loss, damage or delay to any of the trekkerís baggage or other property taken with him on the trekking tour.

11. OTHER OPERATORS AND SUB-CONTRACTORS: Whilst all care is taken, no responsibility or liability whatsoever is borne or accepted by the Tour Operator for any other operator that is included, for any reason, as part of a package or holiday. The trekker agrees that any independent contractors with whom the Company contract provide their services subject to their usual terms and conditions.

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Passport Details

You can send your passport number, expiry details and place of issue later if you do not already have a passport

Emergency contact

First Aid / Medical Qualifications

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Medical Self Evaluation

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Terms and Conditions

Trek Inclusions:

  • Australian or Papua New Guinea Trek Leader depending on trek package (Platinum, Gold or Silver)
  • Trek Package Exit Port Moresby (PNG)
  • Charter airfare between Port Moresby and Kokoda
  • Airport/accommodation transfers whilst in Port Moresby
  • Hotel accommodation in Port Moresby on a twin-share basis
  • Buffet dinner depending on trek package (Platinum, Gold or Silver)
  • 20 kg baggage allowance on international flight
  • Tour of Port Moresby
  • Group Porters
  • Kokoda Track Authority Trek Fee
  • Village campsite/guesthouse fees
  • All meals during the trek
  • Personal backpack
  • Individual mosquito proof tent
  • Self-guided trek booklet/diary
  • Quick Dry Polo shirt with Kokoda neoprene into the shirt
  • Certificate of completion

Mandatory items not included in the trek price:

  • Passport
  • Visa for entry to PNG
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Sleeping mat
  • Medical certificate
  • Anti-malarial medication/inoculations as recommended
  • Personal first-aid items as recommended
  • Personal expenses in Port Moresby - telephone calls, alcoholic drinks, room service, laundry, etc
  • Excess baggage (over the 20 kg allowance on international flight)
  • Personal Porter

Payment Schedule

A deposit of $800 per person is payable on confirmation of booking. The deposit is non-refundable. Balance of payment due is payable 60 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Notice and Charges

Cancellation of confirmed bookings is to be in writing. The following penalties will apply:

  • 60-30 days prior to departure: Loss of deposit plus 50% of trek payment.
  • Less than 30 days: Loss of 100% of trek payment

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory for all trekkers.

We strongly recommend you take out personal travel insurance at the time you pay your deposit to protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances such a personal injury during training or because you might have a compassionate reason that could prevent you from joining the trek you have booked on.

You are required to have a personal travel insurance policy at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your trek however we strongly advise that you take out the policy at the time you lodge your deposit for your trek. Your travel insurance policy must include provision for

  • emergency evacuation from anywhere along the track by helicopter, aircraft, or porters to Port Moresby;
  • medical treatment in Port Moresby and/or Australia as appropriate;
  • payment of hospital bills and repatriation back to Australia if necessary;
  • travel delays; lost/delayed luggage; lost/stolen money;
  • death and disability cover.

You are required to advise Niugini Adventure Tours of your Policy Number and Insurance Company and certify that it includes the above requirements Our Travel Agent will provide you with an application for a suitable travel insurance company on receipt of your booking deposit.

Credit Card Charge

A Credit Card Charge of 1.85 per cent applies to all payments made on Visa and Mastercard and 2.00 per cent on American Express transactions.

Passport

You will require a Passport valid for at least six months for entry to PNG.

Price Variation

The trek price may change at any time due to international currency fluctuations, Australian/PNG airport tax departure variations, airline fuel surcharges, and other charges.

These variations would not normally be charged to you after your full payment has been received. However if the variations are substantial you will have the option of cancelling your trip and receiving a full refund or upgrading to a later trek.

Tour Variation

PNG has been referred to as 'the land of the unexpected'. It is a developing nation and as such we cannot accept responsibility for accident, loss, injury, disappointment, delay in irregularity in flight accommodation, transportation and other services provided on your trip.

Application for any refunds due to any of these unforeseen circumstances must be made in writing. Any claim must be limited to the cost of the service. Niugini Adventure Tours does not accept liability for any additional costs for airline or transportation delays. In the event of any legal action against Niugini Adventure Tours the client/travel agent agrees where and/or accepting travel documents that such action will take place under the terms of the laws of the independent nation of Papua New Guinea.

Trek Itinerary Variations

Niugini Adventure Tours reserves the right to make any variations to the trek itinerary in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

On self-guided treks with Kokoda Angel Tours the Chief Guide has the discretion to make any variations to the trek itinerary in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Trekkers on self-guided treks with Kokoda Angel Tours are not permitted to vary the itinerary without the approval of the Chief Guide.

Travel Documents

Trekkers require a current passport valid for six months at the time of travel.

Trekkers require a visa for entry into PNG. These can be obtained on arrival in Port Moresby. A fee of (PNGK100 (approximately A$50) is payable. Trekkers may obtain a visa in advance of their trek from the PNG High Commission in Canberra or the PNG Consulate in Brisbane.

Personal Carrier

If you are not in peak physical condition you are strongly advised to engage a Personal Carrier prior to your departure for the PNG.

If you have to engage a Personal Carrier during your trek, providing one is available, you will be required to pay the full fee plus a $150 surcharge.

Withdrawal from the Trek

If you have to withdraw from the trek for medical or any other reason you will be required to return to Australia on the first available international flight.

You will also be required to meet any personal accommodation, transport and medical expenses incurred whilst in Port Moresby and claim these against your personal travel insurance policy.

Niugini Adventure Tours will not accept liability for any such expenses.

Personal Health Requirements

The Kokoda Trail crosses the rugged and remote Owen Stanley ranges in Papua New Guinea. The trek across the trail is a physically arduous challenge in a hot, humid and wet tropical environment. You therefore need to have a high standard of physical fitness and be free of physical ailments and handicaps.

Medical Certificate

You will be required to have a Medical Doctor certify that you are in good health and physically capable of completing the trek. If you are over the age of 40 and are identified with at least one cardiac risk factor you will be required to undertake either an exercise stress test, a myocardial perfusion scan or have a stress echo as recommended by your medical doctor before you can obtain a medical clearance.

This certification must be forwarded to Niugini Adventure Tours at least 60 days prior to the commencement of your trek.

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Contract and Medical Forms


Papua New Guinea Visa Application Form

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You can make your own booking online by clicking on www.apng.com - all our trekkers fly with APNG as their prices are very compatible (Brisbane – Port Moresby return).

 
 
 

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