Te Rua Manga (The Needle), Rarotonga
(4.7/5 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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  • We decided to walk up to the needle and back down rather than the full cross island walk. It was a matter of logistics, we had a car and didn't know how we'd make it back to the car at the start point...  more »
  • Our accommodation had bikes so we rode up past the power station and chained then at the start of the trail. It took 1 hour to get to the Needle and another 1.5 hours to get to the other side... Then ...  more »
  • 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 »