Kokoda Track

The Kokoda Track – An Australian Right of Passage “Australia lost its innocence in 1942.  Japan had conquered Asia and the Pacific, and were at our doorstep.  Our finest troops were fighting in the Middle East.  All that stood between the Japanese onslaught and our homeland was a handful of 18 year old militia troops who had never fired a …

Thai-Burma Railway

Pay your respects to the heroes of the Thai-Burma Railway. In 1943 Japan’s high command decided to build a railway linking Thailand and Burma, to supply its campaign against the Allies in Burma. The railway was to run 420 kilometres through rugged jungle. It was to be built by a captive labour force of about 60,000 Allied prisoners of war …

Sandakan & Mt Kinabalu

Remembering Sandakan & Mt Kinabalu summit From trekking through some of the oldest and most spectacular undisturbed areas of rainforest in the world, climbing the majestic heights of Mount Kinabalu and walking in the footsteps of our Australian heroes of the Sandakan-Ranaumarches, Aurora’s Sandakan Adventure delivers an unparalleled experience for any trekker. This part of the Second World War is …