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.
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.
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.
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.
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.