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Interplast Fundraising Hub: Turia's Kokoda Trek 2016

"My name is Turia Pitt and in September 2011, I was burned to 65% of my body during the Kimberley Ultra-marathon.  

It has been a long, cruel journey to get to where I am now, but I consider myself lucky. We live in one of the best countries in the world, and our standards of medical care are extraordinarily high… It’s something we think little about and often take for granted until we really need it. 

My reconstructive surgeon, Professor Peter Haertsch, has volunteered for Interplast every single year for the past two decades! To me, the Interplast volunteers are miracle workers - they donate their time and expertise to people who really need it in developing countries.

That’s why, in 2016, I will be trekking the Kokoda Trail to raise vital funds for Interplast. I hope you’ll join me! All the money we raise will go towards the work of this incredible organisation, and help people all over the Asia Pacific region to rebuild their lives."


What will my impact be?


The money you raise on Turia's Interplast Kokoda Trek will go directly to supporting Interplast's work in the Asia Pacific region.

Interplast sends fully qualified Australian and New Zealand volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to the Asia Pacific region to provide free surgical treatment for patients living with a treatable disability. They treat patients who would otherwise not be able to afford access to such services. They also train local medical staff to perform these surgeries independently.


Want to join Turia?

This is your opportunity to trek the Kokoda Trail with the inspirational Turia Pitt, on the adventure-of-a-lifetime to Papua New Guinea, a country we have been visiting since 1985 and a place close to our heart. 

Visit Inspired Adventures here to join today and help build sustainable health systems for tomorrow.


Turia's Inca Trail Challenge 2015 where the team raised an incredible
$224,000 for Interplast!



  • Trek the 96 Kilometres through tropical rainforest, challenging mountain terrain and unspoiled villages along the legendary Kokoda Trek
  • Discover the rugged beauty of Papua New Guinea's highlands and experience the extraordinary cultures of the region
  • Retrace the footsteps of Australian history on an iconic pilgrimage
  • Raise vital funds to help Interplast perform life-changing surgery today and build sustainable health systems for the future.


Fast Facts

Dates: 23 May - 2 June 2016
Registration fee: $770 (non-refundable)
Fundraising target: $5,000 (excludes travel)
Travel cost: $4,946 inc taxes (can be fundraised)

Fundraising Levy $125 
Trip duration: 11 days 
Challenge duration: 9 days
Challenge grade: 5/5
Accommodation: Twin-share in 3 star hotels & comfortable camping
Minimum age: 18








Top Individuals

  • Turia Pitt Turia's Kokoda Trek 2016 $32,712.00
  • Leah O'Brien Trekking for Interplast $12,815.20
  • Laura Nicholson Kokoda Track 2016 for Interplast $10,424.13
  • Vicki Starcevich Help Vicki Trek Kokoda for Interplast $10,255.34
  • Anne Rossi Turia's Kokoda Trek for Interplast 2016 $10,101.30

Top Teams

  • Hayley Morris Team GS Kokoda Trek 2016 $177,252.67
  • Leah O'Brien Johnson & Johnson Medical raises funds for Interplast $28,140.44
  • Lauren Adlam Loz, Tan and Heidi do Kokoda! $16,954.42