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“Bring water and a hat.”
Review of Maunga Terevaka

Maunga Terevaka
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

We "climbed" Terevaka in August - Winter on Rapa Nui. Still needed hats for shade, and lots of water. This will take about 3 and 1/2 to 4 hours if you walk briskly and don't stop for a lot of breaks/photos.
The views on the gentle long climb up are beautiful - if coming from the area of the sheep farm/banana plantation, remember to look backwards toward Rano Raraku crater and Poike.
At the top, if there aren't too many clouds, you get an essentially 360 degree view of the island and the surrounding Pacific. There is a small pile of rocks/bones to mark the pinnacle, not much to see at the top itself.
We went down by the path that goes towards Hanga Roa, and actually stops at Ahu Akivi (the Seven)

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Reviewed 12 December 2012

It's a pleasant walk up....though it's very windy at the top. Worth it though to get a full view of the island. Combine this with visiting some of the caves on the shore (not that far away, though a 4-wheel is really needed).

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Reviewed 1 December 2012

Very impressive natural cave but it does require some hiking. It has writing and was the place where Birdman contestants stayed prior to beginning the contest.

Thank L B
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Reviewed 21 November 2012

We took horses up....glad we did as there really aren't very good alternatives....but also it was a bit tough to sit for the next several days. I actually think teh view from Poike is better.

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Reviewed 10 November 2012

You can either walk up or go by horse. You have a fascinating view of the entire island and the ocean on all sides. It is well worth the effort of getting up there.

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