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Pa's Treks Day Tours

Cook Islands
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Spectacular view but one hell of a workout for this old lady...

We are picked up at our accommodations and taken to the starting point on the north side of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ItalyBoundAgain
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Calgary
A good trek, but overall not very good value

Pa is a great story teller. We took the tour as we thought that crossing the island alone would be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
go_to_oz
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NZ
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With his blonde dreadlocks and knowledge of local flora and fauna, Pa leads several interesting cross-island walks through rugged terrain.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
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"well worth the effort"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are picked up at our accommodations and taken to the starting point on the north side of the island. The guide Bruce explained the history of the region and we began our assent into the forest. A couple of words of warning...have a big...More

Thank ItalyBoundAgain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pa is a great story teller. We took the tour as we thought that crossing the island alone would be daunting. Having done it with a guide, we would do it alone next time. Overall the trip was too expensive, considering it is just one...More

Thank go_to_oz
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Our group went with the impression that we were doing the cross island trek with him. Eventually we realized it was just a "nature walk". At first went spent around 2 hours sitting in his backyard getting eaten alive by mosquitos while he just opened...More

Thank mhk98
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We went on the cross-island hike with Bruce as Pa was injured - it's certainly not worth attempting if you're injured or unfit, but if you're neither of those, then this is a great way to spend half a day, giving you a different perspective...More

Thank willtaylor23
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We began the day by stretching our muscles near the side of the road waiting for our ride to collect us and so we waited and waited some more. After about 30 minutes past the collection time a van pulls up and its Pa, we...More

Thank Lsas26
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

A young guy did the your for us and he was a great guy - he didn't tell us much about what was going on though, but he did answer if you asked. I am glad I did a trek the first time, next time...More

Thank LachMe
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is a review of the 3-hour round-trip local nature walk not the cross-island walk. We concur with a previous reviewer and confirm that our experience (September 2017) was primarily Pa's natural ego trip and not our nature eco trip. Pa was charming, of course,...More

3  Thank pandjay
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We did the cross island hike with Bruce. This was the highlight of our time on Rarotonga. We were so grateful that Bruce offered to take us even though it was a day the tour didn't usually run. There was just three in our group...More

Thank Miss-Rotary
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

I decided to give the cross island hike a go on the last day of our trip to Rarotonga. I was somewhat hesitant to book the trip because the weather had been rainy midweek and I didn't know what kind of condition the trail would...More

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Pa is a character and an absolute pleasure to meet. His life is a fascinating story in itself! His able, knowledgable and unassuming nephew Bruce leads the cross island walk. Good shoes recommended, but in the absence of, reef shoes were sufficient providing grip on...More

1  Thank Rachel M
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Response from Sophia C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do a pick up from Edgewater, just let Pa know. Best to email them to arrange it all and pre-book for a discount!
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