Te Rua Manga (The Needle), Rarotonga
(4.6/5 based on 150+ 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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  • This is a proper bush hike. Tree roots, river beds, ropes and rocks. I fell and injured myself on the way down. It took us over two hours for me to crawl, slide, and limp my way out. That being said, ...  more »
  • A group of us decided to do this walk as a great outdoor activity. It is recommended to do this from north to south. Firstly, let me say I enjoyed the walk and the boost to my fitness it gave me on a ...  more »
  • OK, I'm 58 and half fit, after the first 20 minutes I was reduced to 10 steps and a rest! The main obstacle is a steep ridge covered in tree roots that act like a winding staircase. Then there are the...  more »