Shaggy Ridge Track

Shaggy Ridge is a spine that lays across the Finisterre Range above the Ramu Valley in PNG. As you climb its steep contours you instantly become highly appreciative of the endurance our Diggers displayed in 1943–44.

This little known story is about two nations that fought along these razorbacks in a scramble for its valued positions. The Japanese army in their desperation, fought tenaciously to try and protect its retreat to Madang on the coast. Many historians acknowledge this campaign as one of the finest feats of arms in the history of the Australian Army.

For anyone with an interest in history, endurance, personal challenge, culture, nature, scenery, this unique adventure is a must. You get to see the greenest battle scarred ridges that on some days rises up above the cloud line, the friendly natives that offer you friendship and their unique hospitality, the birds and insects that inhabit this unique terrain that seem to mock you as you make your way along the trail. As you stop and look back across the trail you will continue question, “How could they fight a war in this terrain?”

The Shaggy Ridge adventure is about personal challenge, it’s about challenging yourself to prepare 3 months prior to departure to have a level of fitness to ensure that you pay respect to the demands of the trail as you follow in the footsteps of our Diggers. 

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2017 Shaggy Ridge & Finschafen2017 Shaggy Ridge & Finschafen5 Aug 2017 - 14 Aug 2017The Shaggy Ridge theatre of war in PNG, along with the allied landing at Finschafen is the second part of the Kokoda campaign. It strikes a responsive chord with many Australians, since it is recognised and appreciated that many men fought a bitter conflict there during WWII.
If you have already experienced the history and challenge of the Kokoda campaign this adventure is a must for you. It is not an easy trek and requires a good level of fitness to accomplish but with the correct preparation
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2017 Shaggy Ridge & Finschafen2017 Shaggy Ridge & Finschafen9 Sep 2017 - 18 Sep 2017The Shaggy Ridge theatre of war in PNG, along with the allied landing at Finschafen is the second part of the Kokoda campaign. It strikes a responsive chord with many Australians, since it is recognised and appreciated that many men fought a bitter conflict there during WWII.
If you have already experienced the history and challenge of the Kokoda campaign this adventure is a must for you. It is not an easy trek and requires a good level of fitness to accomplish but with the correct preparation
More...Book Now for Individual or Group Member...Book Now for Family...Add to Calendar

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