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“Just an overlook”
Review of Rano Kau

Rano Kau
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Tahai, Orongo and Rano Kau Half-Day Tour
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Owner description: A hike to the summit of this 400m volcano offers panoramic views of the island's solitude in the South Pacific.
Reviewed 19 December 2017

The Rano Kau wetland is really only something that you can view from an overlook on the crater wall, and is not something that appeared to be something that you could actually visit. In my opinion if you are heading to Orongo, then you might as well stop at the overlook, but this is not something that is worth going out of your way to see.

Thank GringoWasi_BnB
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

This is an extinct volcano which last erupted some 1,5 million years ago. It has one of the largest stretches of natural water sitting in the bottom.

1  Thank SharksSupporter1
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit. You can walk round it and get photos of the Pacific behind you and in front of you.
There are floating reed islands at the bottom as well as grapes, avocado trees and other plants on the sides. The locals are allowed down the slopes to gather fruits or to swim in the caldera.
Our Rapa Nui guide told us his great grandfather planted the vines on the slopes.

Thank Sharon G
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Don't drive up there, take a hike from Hanga Roa, it's not that long and the views are amazing! Once you get to the crster be sure to walk all the way to the left where it breaks, the view is breathtaking. My favorite place on the island along Tongariki!

Thank Ivana V
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

climbed the crater up from the other side, took us about 2 hours to reach the crater rim itself, then walked around the entire crater. Phantastic. Absolute worth visiting.

If you don´t want to climb it all up, drive up and start walking around the crater.

1  Thank jasondayo
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