Pa leads you across the Island of Rarotonga and shares myths & legends, his knowledge of flora/fauna and their traditional and medicinal purposes.
Pa's Cross Island Trek
Available Monday, Wednesday & Friday Only (time TBA on island)
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. The crossing of a narrow ridge at the top is neither for the faint hearted nor for those with any physical challenges.
See ancient ceremonial stone, pictographs on the face of the Needle and hear legends of the ancient Polynesians. Pa will also explain how our different plants have been used through time for medicinal purposes.
As you descend the mountain, you’ll cross refreshing mountain streams where you can refill your water bottles.
Your trek concludes at Wigmore’s Waterfall, where you can cool off with a swim before getting back on your bus home.
For safety reasons, who goes on the walk is at Pa’s discretion. Hike takes about 3 hours.
Pa's Nature Walk
Available Tuesday & Thursday Only (time TBA on island)
The nature walk is more gentle but extremely informative and entertaining. Listen to how our Polynesian ancestors lived and how they treated their sickness with ancient herbal remedies and how our plants have been used through time for medicinal purposes. Walk though Noni plantations and paddy fields crossing little streams to the beginning of the Rarotongan Jungle.
Those who can manage a climb to a vantage point will see a magnificent view!
Enjoy a lunch of filled rolls and tropical fruit provided by Pa. Transfers are also included.
Pa's Nature Walk is an unique eco tour and takes approximately 3 hours.
Pa is a delightful Cook Islander with much humor & friendliness to make your trek or walk a memorable and wonderful experience.
- Light Lunch
Recommended to bring/wear:
- Insect repellent
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Spare t-shirt in a plastic bag (to keep dry in case of rain)
Adult: 15 and over
Children under 5 are not recommended