The Cross Island Trek
Cross the island of Rarotonga and explore the rugged interior. The hike leads up the valley and across the island under a canopy of native trees to a steep 400 meter ascent of the Needle.
Your guide will explain how our different plants have been used through time for medicinal purposes. The crossing of a narrow ridge at the top is neither for the faint hearted nor for those with any physical challenges. As you descend the mountain, you’ll cross refreshing mountain streams where you can refill your water bottle. Your trek concludes at Wigmore’s Waterfall, where you can cool off with a swim before your transfer home.
Discovery Nature Walk
A gentle walk through the noni plantation and taro fields to the edge of the mountain where you will then enter pristine rain forest, see magnificent Chestnut trees, shampoo plants, ferns and a variety of other flora and fauna. You will then visit the sacred Marae and hear stories of Pa’s ancestors where the knowledge of herbal medicines will amaze you. Swim in the warriors’ pool where they rejuvenated their energy.
The Discovery Nature Walk is not suitable for those with knee problems.
A water bottle and insect repellant is highly recommended for both the Cross Island Walk and the Nature Walk.
Direct bookings can be made to telephone: 21 079 or through Sea Change Villas’ reception.