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This reserve is a tropical forest that has been set aside primarily to conserve the Kakerori bird, Rarotonga's endangered flycatcher. Additionally, the area contains several rare plants and is home to a number of other bird species.
Had a wonderful guide who took us to the top of the conservation area. The hike was grueling but shockingly short. The views were 100% worth the climb !!! The birds are beautiful and echo your whistles.
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 the coral reef and beyond. Ian is very informative...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 adventurous path and it was...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 will find plenty to keep you excited. This place...More
This is a genuine conservation area rather than a tourist attraction and so is really something that would appeal to genuine bird lovers as the area contains the only kakerori birds in the world which are very endangered and were only saved by the dedication...More
I had the privilege of spending an afternoon with Ian Karika, one of the driving forces behind conservation in Rarotonga, and one of the owners of the Takitumu Reserve. Ian knew exactly where to look for the various endemics, each of which we saw, with...More
We took a 3 hour tour with Tom and had an excellent tour. You have to make reservations ahead of time but it is well worth it. Tom was very friendly and brought us bananas to start the tour. He was very knowledgable and made...More