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With his blonde dreadlocks and knowledge of local flora and fauna, Pa leads several interesting cross-island walks through rugged terrain.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having done the cross island trek with PA 6 years ago I knew what to expect and wondered what PAs replacement was like. I need not have wondered as Bruce was excellent, knew his history, plants and all a great guy The trek was tough...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 117nigelc
Reviewed 31 December 2018

Although Pa himself does not do the cross-island trek anymore, a fact he should probably disclose on his website, our guide Bruce was great. Our group consisted of quite a diverse group of people varying in age and fitness level. The walk itself can be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank john_mcmonagle1970
Reviewed 22 December 2018

I booked in last minute for the Cross Island Trek by phone, and was given a time to wait outside my motel for pickup the following morning. Based on reviews I went out to the street 20 minutes early just in case, which was a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

I did the nature walk to learn about local flora and there medicinal uses. was a really great 1/2 day. Pa had a great sense of humour and was very knowedgeable. with great stories and finding us fruits and vegetables for us to eat along...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank breelucy
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Pa's Nature Walk and Medicinal Plants walks are a great way to see inland Rarotonga, the main island in the Cook Islands. Although the cross island walk is very popular, the shorter nature and medicinal plants walk is a great way to learn about the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PamelaSS888
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The morning started with the skies crying but certainly didn’t dampen the tour..... Pa is a true character with stories to tell and fresh fruit to pick on the tour..... amazing views and interesting facts on the Cook Islands and there culture, story around the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Howard P
Reviewed 3 April 2018

We are picked up at our accommodations and taken to the starting point on the north side of the island. The guide Bruce explained the history of the region and we began our assent into the forest. A couple of words of warning...have a big...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ItalyBoundAgain
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Pa is a great story teller. We took the tour as we thought that crossing the island alone would be daunting. Having done it with a guide, we would do it alone next time. Overall the trip was too expensive, considering it is just one...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Our group went with the impression that we were doing the cross island trek with him. Eventually we realized it was just a "nature walk". At first went spent around 2 hours sitting in his backyard getting eaten alive by mosquitos while he just opened...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank mhk98
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We went on the cross-island hike with Bruce as Pa was injured - it's certainly not worth attempting if you're injured or unfit, but if you're neither of those, then this is a great way to spend half a day, giving you a different perspective...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Susan N
10 August 2016|
Response from sophiac911 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do a pick up from Edgewater, just let Pa know. Best to email them to arrange it all and pre-book for a discount!