Takitumu Conservation Area, Rarotonga

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Explore the well-marked trails of Takitumu Conservation Area, a community-based project striving to protect endangered yellow kakerori birds, one of the world's rarest species. These birds nest and perch in a natural setting filled with giant kingferns, Rarotonga orchids, Polynesian chestnuts, wild guavas, and other native plants. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring sunscreen and lots of mosquito repellant. To maximize your experience, take a guided walk with a local capable of spotting and explaining the area's plants and animals. Add Takitumu Conservation Area and other attractions to your Avarua trip itinerary using our Avarua day trip site .
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  • Had a wonderful guide who took us to the top of the conservation area. The hike was grueling but shockingly short. The views were 100% worth the climb !!! The birds are beautiful and echo your whistle...  more »
  • Booking are essential. A lovely, informative walk through native forest with Ian. We walked up the valley, mostly on an old dirt road, so it's easy going. At the highest point there are views south to...  more »
  • We were taken on a beautiful walk through the Conservation Area with Ian. The walk up the hill was great and we enjoyed the views. On the way back down he gave us an opportunity it walk on a more adve...  more »
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