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This lake-filled crater is filled with remnants of the Birdman cult practiced until 1867.
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

The site of an old village that people would stay it. You visit visitor centre that explains the history before seeing it. As this is 1 of the highest points on the island it would be scene of some epic storms so it's impressive to...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Ceremonial village, where the Bird Man ritual originated. Gret view down to crater of Rano Rau volcano. When Kevin Costner came to make his turkey of a film 'Rapa Nui', he placed fake moai all over the crest of the hill and damaged the environment...More

Thank ChrisJS51
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Make sure you review the boards in the ticket office area as these contain fascinating information on the village, stolen artefacts & traditions. It'll take around 45 mins to see the houses & beautiful views. There are also some faded petroglyphs to enjoy.

1  Thank TravellingOrange
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is the ceremonial site and village located on the southwest rim of Rano Kau, where the yearly Birdman competition was held until the 19th century for the island's sacred leader. This site of 47 houses, was restored by William Mulloy from 1974 – 1978,...More

Thank worldseeker2014
Reviewed 20 April 2017

What an interesting place to visit! The crater is amazing, and seeing and learning about the Birdman culture/ritual was incredibly interesting. It was a clear, sunny day and the views were outstanding - not to mention the amazing breeze. I could have found a quiet...More

1  Thank MCBda
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I am amazed by the size of the volcano and how it becomes a habitat for varies organism. It's a bit rainy and foggy the day I visit but still magnificent.

1  Thank Kayish
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We visited this site as part of a tour about the Birdman culture on Eastern Island. I am not sure I would go there for just the crater, but as part of the larger tour it was fine.

Thank Kevin032452
Reviewed 9 April 2017

You can take the road to Orongo Crater, about 10 minutes driving, or hike Orongo trail which takes about an hour. I took the latter since it offered more views along they way. Halfway along the trail there's a bench under a tree that provides...More

1  Thank Alex M
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Is one of the most beautiful places on the island! It offers a great view of the birdman island where they compete to win the title, it also offers a nice paths to walk, i recommend to rent a car and go by yourself, if...More

1  Thank Dario C
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is a gorgeous site and very informative. Start with the visitor center which explains a lot about the culture and the transition from ancestor centered society to fertility god society and the cult of the birdman. You can see the actual volcano caldera and...More

Thank RichardK938
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