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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  • It's definitely a fairly tough hike, but it's worth it. I'm big on hiking and I would say this is one of my favorite hikes I've ever been on in my life.  more »
  • If you want to be in a Survivor TV show experience I highly recommend you go on this north to south trek. It will take you about 3 to 4 hours to complete it. The forest jungle canopy protects you from...  more »
  • This is definitely medium to high fitness level. Can be done without guide but leave early as its hot work and challenging in places. Good idea to tell people where you have gone as it is remote.  more »