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Te Manga is a 3.9 mile out and back trail located near Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

Length 3.9 mi Elevation gain 1,397 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Forest Wildlife Bugs Over grown
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Of the ascents in Rarotonga, this track the easiest to find. You want to be sure-footed as there are many potentially treacherous spots were you go along the ridge edge. There are ropes at the steepest parts but good footholds are often missing so when it gets wet it gets difficult.

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Chris Underwood
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Hiking

Follow Tupapa Road up past the water tank. The track then continues up the true right of the creek, through a small Taro plantation. Track is overgrown, marked by various coloured markers. Some fabric, some orange or pink plastic. Cross the river and follow track up the ridge that becomes narrow. Higher up there are some fixed ropes of dubious integrity. They all held firm for us. Quite exposed and steep in places. Not for the faint-hearted! The traverse from the lower peak to the high peak is easier. Great views from the top. I wouldn't want to be up there in rain or cloud. Awesome trip. Just under 6 hours return from the round the island bus. SuperBrown store great for refreshments after the climb.

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Alli MacKay
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HikingBugsClosedOff trailOver grownPrivate property
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Gerard Field
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Hiking

A tough trail that is very steep but the view at the top is worth the effort. It was a bit damp so care needed on the rock portions with ropes. The road to the start of the track is closed but at weekends no one is working so walk through with care .

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Annika Lane
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Amazing hike. Took us about 5 hours (moderate fitness). Good track with enough markers to find the way up but be careful not to lose the track coming down as we went the wrong way a couple of times. We suggest you bring some coloured plastic or cloth ties to mark some of the more obscure places to guide you back down. Well worth the effort. Definitely avoid when wet!

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Kieran O'Sullivan
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Hiking

Its a pretty amazing track, there is a good climb through the bush until you get up on to the ridge line where there are a couple 5 - 10m rope climbs. Just below the summit there is a 40 - 50 m set of ropes that lead you to the summit. The views are amazing from the summit. I highly recommend some confidence on ropes, only going on good weather, decent level of fitness and a climbing buddy! I wouldn't tried the end section alone.

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Sephrah Rayner
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Amazing. What a beautiful piece of the world. This track definitely gets the adrenaline pumping. very steep. big drop offs. lots of free rope climbing. views are worth it. only do this walk if you are experienced and are confident in your skill and ability.

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Hal Gal
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