Category: ETA Escapes

Every year avid trekkers walk the Kokoda Track

Every year avid trekkers walk the Kokoda Track, to feel some of what our diggers endured, to have some understanding of our history, to feel their pain, to see why they gave their all for us. But rarely, there is something found along the way that brings an entire family and strangers together.   Ronald [...]
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Getting Healthy for 2017

Getting healthy for 2017   With Christmas and the new years celebrations behind you what do you plan to do with yourself in 2017!   If you are like me you battle with the bulge every year over the Christmas period with all the extravert food on offer and add to the mixture some beverages [...]
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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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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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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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Mount Everest

Mount Everest The Mountain Mount Everest also known in Nepal as Sagarmatha and in Tibet/China by various romanisations of Chomolungma is Earths highest mountain standing at 8848 meters or 29029 ft. above sea level. The international border between China and Nepal runs precisely across the summit point. Many people have attempted to summit Mt Everest [...]
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