Te Rua Manga (The Needle), Rarotonga

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Mountain Nature / Park
Challenge yourself to a climb up Te Rua Manga (The Needle), a tall rock formation jutting from a large hill. Easily visible from many spots on the island, this needle-like rock offers unbeatable views of the surrounding area. Make this trek on a well-marked walking trail to the base of the spire. Skill adventurers can choose to continue climbing up the spire, but rock-climbing equipment is needed and highly recommended. Take plenty of water, sunscreen, and mosquito repellant, and be mindfull of slippery paths, especially after heavy rainfall. Use our Rarotonga tour planner to add Te Rua Manga (The Needle) and other attractions to your Rarotonga vacation plans.
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  • I took Pas X island tour ,we were warned that it would be strenuous ,exhausting is the word only reasonably fit people should attempted it,the view from the top is wrhorth it Frank Arndt  more »
  • The hike up this very steep mountain requires physical fitness. The climb is very steep but the view at the top of the mountain is beautiful. It is not really ideal to go up on rainy days because it c...  more »
  • We went up Te Rua Manga via the Avarua side (Uruau Drive) a day after it rained. We got dropped off by the start sign and followed strictly to the track. We were lucky to catch a local tour guide on t...  more »