Te Rua Manga (The Needle), Rarotonga

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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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  • Hiking in, was pretty intense. Without a guide, but not recommended. Roads are covered in grass, conditions were bad. It's also arrived at the top for what have you suffer? That kind of feeling does not disappear.
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  • My daughter and I chose this hike as a bad weather day activity knowing it would be a challenge, and a challenge it was. We were confident enough with navigation to strike out without a guide, but if ...  more »
  • If you are out of shape, don't even think about it! We went on this hike (started off during pouring rain) with a guide and so glad that we did -even though this was a popular trail, the path is not a...  more »