Flora & Fauna - Nature Tours
Nature is both a beautiful and fundamental part of life in the Cook Islands. From the use of plants in traditional Maori medicine to the myths and legends of the local people, Flora and Fauna play an integral part in what makes the Cook Islands so special.
The most popular hiking trek in Rarotonga is the Cross Island or Needle Point walk, starting from the north side of Rarotonga and ending on the south side, the hike takes you through lush rainforest filled with rare and exotic plant and bird life, and past Te Rua Manga (Needle Point) which, standing at 413m, is the highest point on the island. The walk can easily be done on your own; however there are interesting and informative guided tours available.
Another spectacular place to check out is Wigmore's Waterfall, an amazingly beautiful waterfall and watering hole. Open to the public, seven days a week, this magical place is surrounded by jungle and will have you feeling refreshed and cool from the heat of the sun.
Whether it is whale watching from the beach, hiking, walking through the Maire Nui Botanical Gardens or taking an awesome guided tour of the cross island walk, there is no doubt that no matter what you do in Rarotonga, the natural beauty of this place will leave you in awe.
- Available: On request
- Price from: NZ$1379.00
- Type: Tailor made
- Transfer: Check-in at Rarotonga airport
- Included: All inter-island flights, accommodation, guided tours and all meals
- Extras: This tour is only available once a month (first Thursday - Saturday)
- Essential information: Walking shoes and reef shoes, sunscreen lotion, hat, raincoat, water bottle, mozzie repellent, binoculars, camera
- Restrictions: Min 4 persons
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