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A hike to the summit of this 400m volcano offers panoramic views of the island's solitude in the South Pacific.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had travelled to many places and see many natural wonders and pretty crater lakes. Rano Kau still is our number one most beautiful crater lake in the world.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jackytansg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a place to sit and contemplate. On the top of an old volcano now filled with water and weed with the stunning backdrop of the ocean. A must visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ross B
Reviewed 3 September 2019

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.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank rudyboomer
Reviewed 14 July 2019

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

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank MindStorm00
Reviewed 14 June 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank josevines
Reviewed 20 May 2019

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank J3343DUlaurene
Reviewed 31 March 2019

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank george J
Reviewed 22 March 2019

The crater is magnificent and you can see the ocean behind it. The drive up is nice and you get some great views on the way. I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Arlene S
Reviewed 20 March 2019

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.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Robert D
Reviewed 20 March 2019

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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