All posts by Shane Goodwin

Gym Lycra Pants For Trekking

You don't need to spend large amounts of money on all of your trekking gear, for instances look at these lycra pants you can get from K Mart or Big W for as little as $10. These are an essential item to keep prickly heat and chaffing at bay.
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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day Remembrance Day. At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare.   The allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them over the preceding four months. In November the Germans called for an armistice [...]
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Money for PNG

Money for PNG Money matters for PNG and while trekking Kokoda or Mt Wilhelm The currency of Papua New Guinea is Kina. Notes are called Kina, pronounced as (keen a), symbol is (PGK)
Coins are called Toea, pronounced as (toy a), symbol is (t) The PNG exchange rate against the Australian dollar fluctuates constantly.
Currently the exchange [...]
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Kokoda Trail Papua New Guinea

Kokoda Trail Papua New Guinea Kokoda has become a form of a pilgrimage for many Australian’s in the past 10 years; others tackle this trail to tick another challenge of their bucket lists, while some just want adventure and to experience a different culture.   Papua New Guinea is a developing nation that has seen [...]
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Hand Sanitiser and hygiene while trekking

Hand Sanitiser and hygiene while trekking Hand Sanitiser and hygiene while trekking Kokoda   I cannot stress the importance of your own hygiene while trekking Kokoda, traveling or any other group outdoor activity.   One person gets a bug from poor hygiene and it can rip through the whole group in a flash with a [...]
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Blue Mountains NSW

Blue Mountains NSW Blue Mountains NSW   Training for Kokoda in the Blue Mountains is a must do for people in NSW. A weekend hiking here will confirm if your preparations to trek Kokoda are sufficient by how sore your muscles are on Monday morning.   Sydney and NSW what an amazing place we have [...]
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5 of the best hikes from around the world

5 of the best hikes from around the world   1 Kokoda Trail Papua New Guinea This has become somewhat of an Australian pilgrimage through out the years and after the year 2000 it really took off.   While Australian’s have an emotional connection with the place we have seen the numbers of international travelers [...]
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Kokoda track tour team 7

Kokoda track tour team 7 Team 7 power on over the Kokoda Track experiencing the mud, rain and blistering heat that Kokoda can bring. The make up of the team consisted of the the Kimba crew, 3 youths on a sponsorship program through the Lions club, Tim (a local Kimba businessman and ETA), 3 mates [...]
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Mount Everest Avalanche

Mount Everest Avalanche An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on the 18th of April along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing 16 Nepalese guides and leaving nine more missing, officials said.   The Sherpa guides were ascending high up above base camp in the khumbu ice fields in the [...]
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Anzac Day

Anzac day ANZAC day is a term that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations along with their contribution and suffering of all those service people combatant or other logistical operations who have served.   When war broke out in 1914, Australia had been [...]
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