STUDENTS and staff from St Columba Anglican School have experienced the amazing Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea.
They joined two other Anglican Schools from NSW for the challenge and experiences of the famous trek.
The group stopped at Bomana War Cemetery where they tried to take in the over 3,000 headstones of the fallen from the Kokoda Campaign.
Some quiet reflection time was spent at the cemetery before continuing on to Owers’ Corner.
It was a steep introduction to downhill trekking to reach the Goldie River and then some easier walking into the first camp at Goodwater.
October 4 saw their first full day on the track, leaving Goodwater for their first challenge: climbing up and then down Imita Ridge.
During the day the group crossed 22 rivers along the beautiful Ua-Ule area (pronounced Fa-Lay). After the creek crossing they endured the gruelling climb up to Ioribaiwa Ridge and into Ioribaiwa village where camp was made for the night.
They are being led through to Eora Creek for their latest camp on October 8. The Port News will catch up with staff and students on their return to Australia.