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All reviews tree roots cross island great walk challenging hike reasonable level of fitness well worth the effort hiking boots take your time coast to coast both sides coming down wrong turn stream crossings north side wear good shoes running shoes scared of heights
The mile-long trail to get to the base is easy, and the ropes and chains attached just above the base help you get about halfway up, but the rest of the way is sheer face and free climb...get to the top like we did and...More
Some people writing here might have not gone to the top, because one actually cannot get there without equipment.
We took this fun hike today north-south. It’s about 10 km from main road to main road and takes around 4,5 hours with a relaxed but...More
If you love to hike, the trail through the jungle to the Needle is a nice challenging hike, but not recommended just after a heavy rain. There are places where you will need to use tree roots for handholds & ropes that are provided, and...More
I loved this walk. Downloaded good instructions from a page I found on the internet.
Started city side as most people suggest.
The track like many say is rugged and muddy. It gets steep in parts but this didn’t seem to take too long. This...More
We trekked from the Pāpua waterfall up to the needle and back. Quite a challenging but beautiful walk. Extremely slippery in some sections and I did slip over a couple of times going down hill. Stunning stream trickling for most of the walk. Give yourself...More
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