Te Rua Manga (The Needle), Rarotonga

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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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  • We completed the Cross Island walk going north to south. The bus driver will drop you off on Mainroad, but you need to pick up the trail head on the old inside road (not too far).I believe it is a tot...  read more »
  • My husband done this walk twice on our recent stay. He said it was a challenging walk at the Needle having to pull yourself up with a chain and shimmy around the rock to a platform. The views are amaz...  read more »
  • To complete the track, I would definitely recommend sneaks as it is quite slippery esp after rains. The view is amazing from the top - we didn't use the chain to climb to scale to the top of the rock ...  read more »
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