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The volcano was part of our tour. It was interesting to look at, but this is not what people come here to see, so it's pretty much an after thought. The volcano itself is huge & gives you an idea how these islands were made.
The places where you can approach the rim are steep slopes. A drop-off would allow a clearer photographic capture. As is, none of my photos was particularly effective, with too much of the foreground slope. :(
If I had been allowed to drone out over...More
We took the Orongo trail, the one that ancient Rapa Nui took each year on their bird man cult celebration, and we hiked to the top of Rano Kau volcano to be greeted by a gigantic crater, filled with an amazing wetland. Not only the...More
This was my first stop of any sites on Easter Island and I’m glad for it. Take the time to go inside the visitor center to read about who used to live here, what happened when it was discovered, and much more.
The Crater is a great for views of the island and of a great volcanic crater. This is the largest Volcanic crater on the Island and the most impressive. The crater is 1km across and the small lake in the crater is covered with freshwater...More
Rano Kau is one of the three volcanoes that created Rapa Nui and sits at the southern end of the island just below Hanga Roa and the airport. Wonderful views from the rim, and home to Orongo and the birdman cult.
A great place for photography. The crater is well formed and in good condition.
Walking around it as much as is possible is the best way to experience it - and the best way to view the plentiful flora and fauna in this area. Fabulous...More