I’m trekking the Kokoda Trail

By Annie N

My Activity Tracking


My target 350 kms

I'm challenging myself to help prevent veteran suicide.

So, I'd love if you could make a donation to Soldier On today so our veterans and their families can receive vital support services to enable them to thrive.

Thank you!


Event Information

Sunday 10th September

My Achievements

I added a profile pic

Made a personal donation to my page

Shared my page on my social media

I've received my first sponsored donation

I've reached my fundraising target!

My Updates

2 sleeps to go

Friday 8th Sep
Gee time has flown these last few months!

Thank you to all who have shared words of encouragement and support, and to those who have been able to donate funds to Soldier On.

I’m feeling strong and healthy and as ready as I can be. 

Shout out to our little school community from Covenant Christian ACT - the kids raised money in book week to purchase educational books for the schools along the trail - and in return I facilitated some age appropriate activities to inform our kids about the terrain and history of this incredible track. 

Thanks kids!!! 👏🙏

5 weeks to go

Sunday 6th Aug
Welcome to my Kokoda Trail countdown… 

In 5 weeks I will set off to accomplish a career-long aspiration - to trek the historic Kokoda Trail in PNG. 

My trek buddy, Soldier On Ambassador Dr Bec Jackson, and I are raising funds for this life changing charity - in an effort to do our part to prevent veteran suicide and enable veterans and their families to live meaningful lives. 

So far we’ve travelled at least 115km in our hiking training, including an incredible summit of Mt Kosciuszko.

Today, 06 Aug, an incredible group of people joined Bec and I for our “fundraising trek” - hosted by our partnering sponsor Peak Learning Adventures. 

With thanks to Platinum Sponsor Synergy all participants enjoyed a complimentary hot brunch and brew at Poppy’s Cafe, a limited edition t-shirt thanks to Gold Sponsor Callida Consulting, a limited edition beanie thanks to Silver Sponsor Protegas Australia, and a limited edition buff thanks to St Matthews Church Wanniassa. 

Additional bronze sponsors Park Hair, The Jackson Company and Studio Pilates International have enabled us to run additional fundraising events and compounded funds raised by the ADFA FOCUS Bingo Night and Covenant Christian School (who are purchasing educational books for the Efogi Community School, PNG).

And our fundraising efforts have been further enhanced by substantial discounts for merchandise offered by Canberra Workwear, Liquid Promotions and Headskinz Australia.

It’s been a huge face-to-face fundraising effort thus far… 
now I’m inviting you to join the team. 

I’m aiming to raise a further $6748…
$1 for every meter of elevation that I will climb.

Thanks for your support.


Thank you to my Sponsors


Simmone Reynolds

Congratulations Annie! Thrilled for you to have the opportunity for this journey. Enjoy your reflections on the layers of your journey and the experiences in PNG!


Ian North

The kids and I are so proud of you Annie. Your dedication to fundraising for this important charity has been inspirational, this page shows only a glimpse of your achievement and impact. (Fuss and Duffy would be proud!)






Lisa Crafford

So proud of you Annie!


Loughlin Gould

Hope you have an amazing time, despite the many ups and down (literally). Looking forward to hearing some stories when you get back.


Tony Watson

What an amazing experience you are about to embark on and such an important cause that you are supporting. I wish you and Bec safe travels and hopefully not too many blisters😬!


Xavier Vasta


Chloe Griggs

Well done Annie!!


The Mallia’s

Enjoy the journey and travel safely! By your side in spirit. xxxxx


Trent Harron

All the best, it's a great trek!


Adrian Harding

Go hard Annie! Best wishes from the DRSCM-A Team


Simon O'dea


Paul Carolan

A great cause, get after it!



So proud of you Annie!


Phillip Bearzatto

We admire the passion and belief you bring to everything you do, and this will be your biggest test yet. We are behind you all the way, and know that you have what it takes to successful in every aspect of this endeavour.