Our Spirit Testimonials

29 Jan 2018 11:23 AMLest our children forget...As an educator, I see learning opportunities in every aspect of my adventure. We can read about the [Kokoda] track, watch movies and hear stories, but there is nothing like going to PNG and traversing the track, to embed the stories in you. Somehow, the Kokoda experience gets under your skin.More...Amanda Hull
29 Nov 2017 3:24 PMKokoda is a must for teachers!Leonie Turner, Ultimo Primary School says "I guarantee you cannot walk the [Kokoda] track and come back a better version of yourself, personally and professionally."More...Leonie Turner
25 Apr 2016 4:40 AMKokoda Trek - April 2016Listen to Australian actor, Les Hill describes his Kokoda Track experience - April 2016More...LJ or Les
25 Apr 2016 4:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2016David Mitchell shares his experience with Our Spirit after completing the 2016 ANZAC Kokoda trek.More...David MitchellNT Government
4 Apr 2016 1:42 PMKokoda Trek - 2015Watch this video testimonial from a young woman on her first trekking adventure across the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea with Our Spirit.More...Samantha McCall
30 Nov 2015 11:20 AMAidan's 100th trekTrish King share her Kokoda journey with Our Spirit on Aidan's 100th Kokoda trek.More...TrishFitnessking
20 Nov 2015 11:16 AMKokoda Trek - 2015Shane Nelson talks about his Kokoda experience on Aidan's 100th trekMore...Shane NelsonTriple 1
12 Nov 2015 11:03 AMKokoda Trek - November 2015Neil Davis shares his Kokoda experience with Our Spirit.More...Neil Davis
25 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"I didn't think I'd make it! Your passion and perspective on Kokoda and Australian history is both amazing and inspiring"More...Simon DayNSWP
25 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Track - 2015"I feel very proud to walk in the footsteps of our forefathers and humbled to do it under the leadership of someone as passionate as you"More...Daniel PalmerNSWPF
25 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"Not only have I forged many friends and long standing friendships, I have also grown from my experience"More...DonnaNT Police Services
25 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"Thank you for your humour, leadership, encouragement... I hope to bring my son back - it would be life changing for him"More...MandyCivilian
25 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"Thank you so much for all the hard work, planning and scheming that went into making our Kokoda 2015 experience so unique"More...
25 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"YOU, Aidan Grimes are a man that so reinforces that anything is possible through strength of mind and positive reinforcement"More...Barry HobbsNew South Wales Police
25 Apr 2015 12:00 AMKokoda Track - April 2015"I have never experienced anything close to that adventure in my life. Your knowledge and passion for the history of Kokoda made me want more and kept me going"More...April BanksNSW Police Force
25 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"Your passion for our history and being able to bring it alive has made our Kokoda experience so memorable. The Diggers of the Kokoda campaign would be so proud of the way you pass on their stories"More...Lisa HuitsonNT Police Legacy
25 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"Thank you for honouring those who died and paid the ultimate sacrifice for "All Australians". You have a wonderful gift in your exemplary leadership"More...DorisNSW Police
25 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"You have enabled me to connect with my family history in a way that I would never have envisaged... Your preparation tips were invaluable and prepared me well"More...Kerrie Anne VenablesNSW police
25 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"I very much appreciate how well organised and purposeful all your efforts are. I believe the whole group are the better for choosing the track under your leadership.More...Garry McPheeNSW Police Force
25 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"It was great, due to you pushing for preparation in terms of fitness. As most of us were track fit it allowed us to focus on working as a group and enjoying the experience..."More...Damien MitchellNSW Police
25 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"From day one you displayed inspirational leadership. Your energy and passion for our history is contagious and your support and building of mateship and endurance authentic"More...Max MitchellNSW Police Force
25 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"This year, I walked a lot of it on my own but this is how my personal journey leads me. I love the peace and serenity to give me a break from my other life challenges"More...Pauline SetterNTP
25 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"Life is a journey and a smorgasbord of experiences. What doesn't kill us makes us stronger... I hope to share some other journeys in the future"More...MickNT Fire & Rescue
25 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"...all along the journey, your passion and enthusiasm and your dedication to passing on this incredible history has ensured that those who made the ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten"More...Michelle HepburnNSWP
25 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"Loved it. Thank you very much - Give me a challenge!"More...David Blakeman
25 Apr 2015 12:00 AMKokoda Trek - 2015"This has been a fantastic and emotional experience for Dad and I to learn about his father and my Grandfather and that is thanks to you for being so passionate and giving us an insight that I believe no one else could"More...Roxane McGee
25 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"Two weeks of fun, torture, education, reflection and a broadening of our horizons. I could not have asked for a better guide for this journey of a lifetime.More...Oliver Behrens
25 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"Its obvious how much time and effort you and your team put into planning the trip. Your knowledge on Kokoda is second to none. I had some doubts if I could finish the trek, but you were very encouraging and I did it!!More...CathNSWP
25 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"In reading the previous pages, the group have already expressed my feelings - in far more eloquent words than I ever could. Thank you for your sacrifices"More...Annette HenryNew South Wale Ambulance Service
24 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"I learnt so much about myself and my dad on this trip... I believe you gave... and everyone on this trek the confidence to believe in themselves."More...
24 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"This was one of the best experiences of my life not just a tick on the bucket list, but so much more."More...Catrina HetheringtonNSW Police
24 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"You do amazing things for the PNG Community and keep the track as the raw, historical experience it should be"More...Talara CalavassyNSW Police Legacy
24 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"You have given me the chance to grow as a man and as a human being. I have learnt so much about myself, my father and my country"More...MitchNSW Police Legacy
24 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"It was by far the most physically challenging and second most mentally challenging experience I have ever been through."More...James WoodsNSW Police Legacy
24 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"This trip has been extremely close to my heart, to be here representing my grandfather, to pay respect to his fallen mates"More...DickoFRNSW
24 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"Honestly, probably one of the best public speakers I have heard and made every speech interesting, take you to the moment and made you have a real hard think about yourself"More...Michael JordanFire and Rescue NSW
24 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015The scenery is picturesque, the people are one of a kind and the story is an inspiring tale of mateship, courage, endurance and sacrifice... There's a good chance I'll be back for more!"More...Jonelle ThomsonNSW Police Legacy
24 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"We had a great time. We look forward to hearing from you about My Great Uncle. Thank you for sharing your knowledge of history"More...
24 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"This has been an amazing journey in more ways than one...This has been mentally personally and physically challenging. We SMASHED IT"More...Renee BrookesMobile Embrace
24 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015Thank you for sharing you "backyard" with us. For inspiring us to dig deeper and sharing your passion and knowledge of Kokoda. I will be returning with my son one day...More...VanessaFRNSW
24 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"You have believed in me every step of the way through Kokoda and Shaggy Ridge, and I am very thankful for that!! You have inspired me so much by sharing your passion and story with me"More...Zoe Alexandra Bishop
24 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"Thanks for this wonderful adventure. Your leadership and friendship was second to none"More...Bob or RobFire & Rescue NSW
24 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"Every time you take a group on the track you are being brave and inspiring people to do things which are fantastsic and unbelievable"More...Kristina O'HaganNSW Police Force
24 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"...I've had an absolute ball. There have been challenges, but I really enjoyed your knowledge and passion about the Kokoda campaign"More...Darren KellyNSWPF
24 Apr 2015 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2015"I can not describe the amazing experience that I have been priveledged to be a part of over the last 10 days"More...MitchSydney City Station
13 Aug 2012 5:19 PMBlack Cat Trail - Sept. 08The trek has sparked a deeper interest in the whole picture of the campains in PNG especially the 2/7th commando'sMore...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 12:51 PMKokoda Police Trek 2012To think what our soldiers endured is unbelievable you are so right, the knowledge and history of the track needs to be spread far and wide throughout Australia…More...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 12:49 PMKokoda Police Trek 2012A journey I will never forget... “stand tall and never give up”More...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 12:48 PMKokoda Police Trek 2012I want to say that your passion and love for the kokoda track is the biggest inspiration and I really appreciate that.More...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 12:46 PMKokoda Police Trek 2012I really appreciate all the encouragement you gave us... I found you very inspiring and I admire your passion for Australia and its war history, it definitely shows in your talks.More...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 12:45 PMKokoda Police Trek 2012difficulties I encountered, Knowing that the “machine” even had trouble!!! Your passion for the history of kokoda and your knowledge in everything related has encouraged me to be more than I am. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, it will not be forgottenMore...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 12:44 PMKokoda Police Trek 2012with your guidance, passion, knowledge and inspiration I feel that Australian spirit inside me and FINALLY understand what our great country is all about.More...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 12:42 PMKokoda Police Trek 2012It was everything I expected and more... an incredible adventure for me, emotionally and physicallyMore...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 12:38 PMKokoda Police Trek 2012Your first speech at the Police Legacy Ball was inspirational, which is why I am here…More...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 12:25 PMKokoda Police Trek 2012When I walked past other groups there was little speech. Everyone in your group knew the meaning of teamwork and fun.More...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 12:23 PMKokoda Police Trek 2012The passion, knowledge and determination you have is admirable. I have learnt a lot about myself on this adventure and I now know I can push the limits even further, so I thank you for helping me get to that level.More...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 12:22 PMKokoda Police Trek 2012I really felt like I was leaving, listening, hiking with the best. Your knowledge and experience blew me awayMore...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 12:21 PMKokoda Police Trek 2012Your passion and drive is truly amazing. Your love for PNG and the track is infectious but the experience I have got is life changing and without doubt one of the best things that has ever happened to meMore...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 12:19 PMKokoda Police Trek 2012You have done more for the diggers and their memories than anyone. Your passion and drive is unmatched at keeping the story aliveMore...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 12:17 PMKokoda Police Trek 2012I’ve had an amazing, inspirational experience. You bring the experience to life, its to the point and no frills.. I loved itMore...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 12:17 PMKokoda Police Trek 2012I not only learnt a lot about the history of the campaign but also a lot about myself. Met some great mates along the way and will carry these memories forever.More...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 12:13 PMKokoda Police Trek 2012amazing staff... I honestly have an understanding of what some of the soldiers felt during WW2 even though probably would have been happy to stay back and fight them rather than try to walk up some of those bloody hillsMore...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 12:10 PMKokoda Police Trek 2012I will advise those who ask to train hard and prepare physically then just wait and see how the track decides to treat youMore...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 12:07 PMKokoda Police Trek 2012I appreciate your knowledge and passion for Australian military history. you have a great relationship with your legends and your friendships with local villages shines throughMore...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 12:04 PMKokoda Police Trek 2012Afantastic and memorable experience. I am very thankful that I got to do it with someone who has an obvious passion for the track, its history and the country.More...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 11:47 AMKokoda Police Trek 2012Your passion for Aussie history is infectious... we had a great timeMore...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 11:44 AMKokoda Police Trek 2012Your knowledge especially of the history relating to my own family , really brought so much more reality to what my grandfather was involved inMore...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 11:34 AMKokoda Police Trek 2012your knowledge of the track is second to none. To organise such a large crew and keep spirits up you did a fantastic jobMore...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 11:32 AMKokoda Police Trek 2012Maybe one day with people like you refusing to let the history die that wars will remain in history and not in our present or future.More...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 11:30 AMKokoda Police Trek 2012the opportunities for personal growth were well worth the tough times and I think I have emerged from the track a stronger personMore...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 11:28 AMKokoda Police Trek 2012Thank you for an amazing experience! You have inspired me to learn more about our war historyMore...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
24 Apr 2012 11:25 AM20 Years, Australian Military - Kokoda Trek 2012I commend you of the highest level for the trek just completed. Your team and yourself, attention to detail from the get go was of the highest execution.More...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
31 Jul 2010 12:55 PMKokoda Trek - July 2010your track expertise, war history and personal approach to successfully leading a group of trekkers is to be applaudedMore...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
31 Jul 2010 12:52 PMKokoda Trek - July 2010The experience of Kokoda was a moving thing for me and your passion for the history and track made the journey an exceptional one.More...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
21 Jul 2010 12:00 AMKokoda Trek - July 2010Email from July 2010 trekker says, "the experience of Kokoda was a moving thing for me and your passion for the history and track made the journey an exceptional one. Look out for me again"More...Mark Cutfield
20 Jul 2010 12:00 AMKokoda Trek - July 2010"your track expertise, war history and personal approach to successfully leading a group of trekkers is to be applauded" says Scott Young (Grandson of Staff Sergeant Phillip John Steeles, 2/55 LAD, NX 79886)More...Scott Young
23 Jul 2009 12:00 AMKokoda Trek - July 2009Dirranbandi ladies relived the spirit of Kokoda... "it is a truly amazing event in Australian history that we should all be proud of and should never forget"More...
20 Jul 2009 12:00 AMKokoda Trek - June 2009I enjoyed not having to walk 'nose to tail' like other groups we passed. When you're all one after the other, you wouldn't be inclined to stop and 'smell the roses' as much, take photos etc. because you'd feel you were holding the group upMore...Elizabeth Murray
20 Jul 2009 12:00 AMKokoda Trek - June 2009What started our from a keen interest in and a strong empathy for all of our diggers who served our country, became an extreme personal journey into my own mental and physical strength and self worth.More...Tracey Staines
30 Jun 2009 3:34 PMKokoda Track - June 2009Our Spirit gave me contact details for other ladies who had trekked with them and these ladies were most helpful and the key reason I chose to trek with Our SpiritMore...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
7 May 2009 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2009Trekking the Kokoda Track with Our Spirit has provided me with self belief, an understanding of what the Diggers of 1942 suffered yet achieved and made me acceptMore...Leisa White
5 May 2009 12:00 AMANZAC Kokoda Trek - 2009It is now one week and a day since we got back but my mind and spirit is till up there in PNG, I would bet I’m not the only one feeling that way.More...Kevin Dodds
3 Apr 2009 12:00 AMKokoda Trek - March 2009Owen's genuine enthusiasm in detailing the war events created our own "talking book" with each important campaignMore...Stephen Bennett
31 Mar 2009 12:00 AMKokoda Trek - March 2009Kokoda Women on the March - miss the everyday simplicity of life we had in PNG, the people of the villages, the legends and all the friendships of everyoneMore...
19 Nov 2008 12:00 AMBlack Cat Trek - September 2008The Our Spirit team have really outdone themselves with this package of in depth military history in an area of one of Australia's unsung and often forgotten and bloody commando campaigns.More...Owen TurnerOur Spirit
7 Nov 2008 12:00 AMTestimonial by Jayson Hawke, QLDThe highlights of the trip for me were the passionate presentation of the war history, particularly the balanced perspective provided on both the Australian and Japanese side...More...
7 Nov 2008 12:00 AMTestimonial by Andrew Ireland, Lawyer, The Argile PartnershipGreat experience, great team. Very good military perspective...More...
13 Oct 2008 12:00 AMTestimonial by John Ball, MicrosoftI had the tremendous experience to hike the Kokoda Trail with Our Spirit. Our Spirit's leaders did an amazing job of bringing to life the key battles that happened along the way.More...
6 Oct 2008 12:00 AMTestimonial by Rob L'Estrange, NSWI can't tell how much it meant to me to do the Blackcat and what a privilage it was to trek with you and the legendsMore...
9 Sep 2008 12:00 AMTestimonial by John & Richie Butler (son, grandson of Captain CDG Butler - 2nd 14th)Your knowledge of the battles, the positioning of the opposing forces and the enthusiasm and knowledge with which you spoke was simply inspiring. Dad (Captain CDG Butler of the 2/14th Battalion) had spoken many times...More...
5 Sep 2008 12:00 AMTestimonial by Gary French (Son of Lt. French, 39th Militia Battalion) VICMy trip was the culmination of a lifetime ambition to be there and pay my respects to all who fought on the track...More...
5 Sep 2008 12:00 AMTestimonial by Robert Mann - VICAidan's passion and knowledge of/for the track made the whole experience a sensational holiday for me and our group.More...
30 Aug 2008 5:15 PMSon of 39th Militia Lieutenant on KokodaI place Aidan Grimes on the same level as the authors, Peter Brune and Peter Fitzsimons with regard to making people aware of what took place on the track.More...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
14 Aug 2008 3:47 PMKokoda Trek - August 2008Your guidance and commentary was exemplary making this trip a culmination of a lifetime ambition to be there and pay my respects to all who fought on the track and in particular the 39th Battalion.More...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
14 Aug 2008 3:45 PMKokoda Track - August 2008Your knowledge, enthusiasm and focus of the historical events and the personal sacrifice of the Australian soldiers on the track in 1942 constantly reminded us of their extraordinary commitment, many of whom paid the ultimate sacrifice in defence of AustraliaMore...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
31 Jul 2008 5:10 PMKokoda Trekker - July 2008Hear in explicit detail through descriptions, explanations, accounts and poetry about the hell our diggers went through in '42.More...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
21 Jul 2008 12:00 AMTestimonial by Matt McConnell, 20 year old, WarrnamboolOverall I was honoured to do the track with such a professional company and will one day do it again! Thanks heaps - it has been a great journey!!More...
21 Jul 2008 12:00 AMTestimonial by Anne Brown, Bendigo, VICLooking at many of the groups along the way, it was just a trek, they were way too big, didn't get the history or the spiritual or emotional reason for being there. We were mate looking after mate...More...
21 Jul 2008 12:00 AMTestimonial by Michelle Terry, Sergeant, Newcastle City PoliceI could not image doing it with any other group. Everything from juggling full time work and training, to being a mother of a two year old boy... walking in my grandfather’s footsteps it was truly the most amazing journey of my life.More...
20 Jul 2008 12:00 AMTestimonial by Kerrin McKenzie, Terang, VICTo do the Kokoda Track and not hear the full and complete story of the hell the differs went through is a dreadful missed opportunity that some trackers face with other companies.More...
20 Jul 2008 12:00 AMTestimonial by Richard Cummins, Orange, NSWOur Spirit's leadership, passion, knowledge of the history and deep respect for the brave young kids from Australia who protected us and our way of life, combined to make the trek one of the best experiences I have had.More...
18 Jul 2008 12:00 AMTestimonial by Peter Auchettl, Warnambool, VICThere were many positives with going with Our Spirit. The small group size was terrific for camaraderie... Our guide was exceptional! Our Spirit's knowledge of the track and of the history associated with it was first class.More...
18 Jul 2008 12:00 AMTestimonial by Richard Page, Grafton, NSWThe physical challenge gave me some perspective of how difficult it must have been for the Diggers, carrying a much heavier kit and fighting the Japanese at the same time.More...
18 Jul 2008 12:00 AMTestimonial by Keith McConnellThe history and the way in which it was presented was fantastic - it gave me the feeling of what it may have been like for the young diggers.More...
6 May 2008 12:00 AMTestimonial by Gina MitchellOur Spirit did an amazing job of putting all those snippets together to paint a true picture of what our diggers all went though on the track. Here's a little song I wrote, "Don't worry - Walk Kokoda"More...
31 Oct 2007 3:51 PMKokoda Trek - October 2007The way that you safely led the trek, managed the logistics, and gave us detailed military history with personal anecdotes was a real benefitMore...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
31 Oct 2007 12:00 AMTestimonial by Bernard O'Brien, CMO, GHDThe way that Our Spirit safely led the trek, managed the logistics, and gave us detailed military history with personal anecdotes was a real benefit.More...
31 Oct 2007 12:00 AMTestimonial by Graham Willis, Director Human Capital, Russell Reynolds AssociatesAidan's passion, historical knowledge, involvement in and explanation of the Kokoda campaign left one with a sense of awe and humility about the contribution that our Diggers made to the defeat of the Japanese forces in New Guinea.More...
31 Oct 2007 12:00 AMTestimonial by Lieutenant RAN (rtd) Adam Bate, Partner, Titan Executive ServicesThe trek was not only filled and delivered with well researched first hand historical information, it was also conducted very professionally and with the safety and enjoyment of the trekkers in mind. More...
30 Oct 2007 12:00 AMTestimonial by Lieutenant CNL Bruce Armstrong, CEO, Allomak LimitedOur Spirit exceeded all my expectations in providing the entire Group with a rich “life time experience” conducted in an unobtrusive safe environment with the support of the local “Legends”. More...
21 Sep 2007 12:00 AMTestimonial by Reece Browne, New ZealandBooks are fine but your accounts and knowledge have a far greater and richer impact.
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31 Aug 2007 12:00 AMTestimonial by Lyn and son Brett Parnell, Torrens Park, SAMany thanks Aidan and a great team and a great inspiration – your passion and knowledge, experience and team work made it a special “journey I will never forget! Best wishes and thanks also to all the team behind you”More...
31 Aug 2007 12:00 AMTestimonial by Various from August 2007 GroupThis has been a life changing experience and one that I won’t forget or waste. Thank you More...
27 Jul 2007 12:00 AMTestimonial by Phil Mount, Finance & Admin Manager, Complete FireI think it will change me for the rest of my life, I’m not sure how, as yet, but I know I will be a better person for it. More...
22 Jul 2007 12:00 AMTestimonial by Harold (81 years) Young, MelbourneThe whole trip from beginning to end was not only emotionally & physically challenging but a very moving and memorable one.More...
11 Jul 2007 12:00 AMTestimonial by Jayde Trevaskis, QueenslandAs a single mother I have faced many challenges along the way, but I realisedon the Kokoda Track that my only limitations are the ones I put on myself. My fears and self doubts are all that hold me back from achieving my dreams.More...
29 Jun 2007 12:00 AMTestimonial by Jacklyn Knight, Associate Director, National Training and Development Manager, PRDnatYour attention to detail also ensured that no historical reference was missed, whether it be the site of a major battle, a long forgotten foxhole or a bullet hidden amongst the leaf litter on the jungle floor...More...
15 Jun 2007 12:00 AMTestimonial by John Igoe, Partner, Wentworth Hill, SydneyI'm still coming down from the high of everything we did and I certainly can't stop thinking about it. I wanted to do the Track with you More...
15 Jun 2007 12:00 AMTestimonial by David Jefferies, SAP, South AustraliaTo have accomplished it with such a good bunch of blokes was very rewarding and one that I will look back on with pride and great fondness.More...
30 Apr 2007 12:00 AMTestimonial by Various from NSW Police 2007I will not use any other trekking company other than Our Spirit as I firmly believe they are the pre-eminent organisation to further enhance the correct principles of the Kokoda Track. More...
20 Sep 2006 12:00 AMTestimonial by Kokoda Challenge Kids 2006Kokoda Challenge Kids have their say...More...
31 Aug 2006 12:00 AMTestimonial by Jean Devitt, Leitchville, VICI would suggest to anyone wanting to go that they travel with a friend for moral support when the going gets tough. More...
30 Jun 2006 12:00 AMTestimonial by Dean Trevaskis, Ocean Shores, NSWOur family trip to the Kokoda Track was everything I wanted and more. More...
29 Apr 2006 12:00 AMTestimonial by Various NSW Police 2006Ok, about Kokoda, DO NOT go with anybody other than Our Spirit. More...
29 Apr 2006 12:00 AMTestimonial by Bill Johnson, Young, NSWI was very impressed by how well organised the walk was, the competence and efficiency of all the Our Spirit team,More...
31 Mar 2002 3:40 PMCorporate Challenge - March 2002Aidan, you are an inspiration – you help people achieve beyond their perceived limits”More...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures
17 Mar 2002 12:00 AMTestimonial by Mark Chrimes CEO AvanadeIf we stick together, we come through together and we stay together.More...
17 Mar 2002 12:00 AMTestimonial by Phil Meyer, Marketing Manager, Microsoft It was highly rewarding as an individual and as a team.More...
28 Sep 2000 12:00 AMTestimonial by Steve Vamos, CEO, Microsoft (formerly CEO, NineMSN)“it was amazing, we are all still on a high!!! Emotionally rather than physically….”
28 Sep 2000 12:00 AMTestimonial by Simon Corah, CEO, M&C Saatchi “It was brilliant we all had a magic time! !!”
28 Sep 2000 12:00 AMTestimonial by Karl Henrik –Sundstrom, CEO, Ericsson“The key to finishing the event is all about teamwork… Great organization, food, scenery, very effective team building event”.
28 Sep 2000 12:00 AMTestimonial by Mark Pizzacalla, Finance Director, KPMG “This event is a fantastic reality check… highly organised and totally achievable if you work together as a team”
11 Sep 2000 12:00 AMTestimonial by Dr Kemp, Federal Minister for Education 2000The Federal Government continues to encourage creativity in corporate philanthropy...More...

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2018 Kokoda Trek (11 Day Trip)2018 Kokoda Trek (11 Day Trip)3 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018Join us on this incredible 9 day adventure walk in the footsteps of the Aussie Diggers. Limited group size. Guided by an experienced Australian leader with comprehensive local knowledge and customs and an unwavering passion for the Kokoda history, hidden battle sites, treasures and most importantly its legacy, you will experience the highs and lows of the treacherous Kokoda Track with a sense of courage, endurance and mateship without the ultimate sacrifice that our digger's made before us.More...Book Now for Individual or Group Member...Book Now for Family...Add to Calendar
2018 Kokoda Trek 10 Day Trip2018 Kokoda Trek 10 Day Trip18 Nov 2018 - 27 Nov 2018Join us on this incredible 9 day adventure walk in the footsteps of the Aussie Diggers. Limited group size. Guided by an experienced Australian leader with comprehensive local knowledge and customs and an unwavering passion for the Kokoda history, hidden battle sites, treasures and most importantly its legacy, you will experience the highs and lows of the treacherous Kokoda Track with a sense of courage, endurance and mateship without the ultimate sacrifice that our digger's made before us.More...Book Now for Individual or Group Member...Book Now for Family...Add to Calendar
2018 Kokoda Trek 8 Day Trip2018 Kokoda Trek 8 Day Trip20 Nov 2018 - 27 Nov 2018Join us on this incredible 9 day adventure walk in the footsteps of the Aussie Diggers. Limited group size. Guided by an experienced Australian leader with comprehensive local knowledge and customs and an unwavering passion for the Kokoda history, hidden battle sites, treasures and most importantly its legacy, you will experience the highs and lows of the treacherous Kokoda Track with a sense of courage, endurance and mateship without the ultimate sacrifice that our digger's made before us.More...Book Now for Individual or Group Member...Book Now for Family...Add to Calendar

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Kokoda Diggers tell you how to be a good leader PART 320 Feb 2018 4:38 PMKokoda Diggers tell you how to be a good leader PART 3The Diggers of Kokoda when interviewed about leadership, offered their well thought out views as to what are the key components of great Leadership. Having risked their all in so many theatres of war they offered some good old fashioned down to earth advice on how to be good leaderMore...Aidan GrimesOur Spirit Adventures

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