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Te Rua Manga is a definite must when visiting Rarotonga! This decent ascent requires a moderate level of fitness but the reward of reaching the Needle is worth the ache of those calves let me tell yah!! 🎋
2 friends and I did this walk. We started from the north just out of the Avarua township, I would recommend having someone drive you to the start of the walk as it is more than 2 km if you walk from the sign. It...More
This was a gem from our trip, we went the back end (non waterfall) due to the waterfall being closed, what a hike, scaling up the hill pulling ourselves up on tree roots and tree ending up at the needle with the most amazing views,...More
We loved the hike to the needle! We parked our scooter at the bottom and made our way up. The track is not clearly marked, but if you have a good sense of direction, you will be fine (you can also do it with guides)....More
I started from the waterfall... got the bus to Wigmores and walked through the road which was about 15-20 minute walk.
The waterfall was non existent... and they was doing construction too.
The hike was relatively easy but you do need to be fit ish!...More
Today is the last day of my holiday. The weather is cool in the morning, so I decided to hike the NEEDLE, thats a 1.8 km hike up a steep incline of NEEDLE in forest hills and many trees with huge roots. You really need...More
Did the hike 29 Nov and it was very nice, total hiking time 3 hours from Ara Metua and Uruau Dr crossing where the hike info post is to the derelict Sheraton. If you drive the road bit to car park you reduce maybe 30...More