Takitumu Conservation Area, Rarotonga

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#9 of 10 in Parks in Rarotonga
Explore the well-marked trails of Takitumu Conservation Area, a community-based project striving to protect endangered yellow kakerori birds, one of the world's rarest species. These birds nest and perch in a natural setting filled with giant kingferns, Rarotonga orchids, Polynesian chestnuts, wild guavas, and other native plants. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring sunscreen and lots of mosquito repellant. To maximize your experience, take a guided walk with a local capable of spotting and explaining the area's plants and animals. Add Takitumu Conservation Area and other attractions to your Rarotonga trip itinerary using our Rarotonga day trip site .
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  • Booking are essential. A lovely, informative walk through native forest with Ian. We walked up the valley, mostly on an old dirt road, so it's easy going. At the highest point there are views south to...  more »
  • We were taken on a beautiful walk through the Conservation Area with Ian. The walk up the hill was great and we enjoyed the views. On the way back down he gave us an opportunity it walk on a more adve...  more »
  • A real asset to the island, set in a beautiful SE valley, Takitimu Conservation Area is both a bastion of what can be done, and an opportunity for setting a model example in ecotourism. Nature lovers ...  more »
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