Northern Circuit attractions

Archaeological Site in Northern Circuit

Ahu Akivi

Unusual for its inland location, Ahu Akivi, the first scientific restoration on the island (in 1960), sports seven restored moai. They are the only ones that face toward the sea, but, like all moai, they overlook th…
Mountain in Northern Circuit

Maunga Terevaka

Maunga Terevaka is the island's highest point (507m) and the youngest of its three volcanoes. This barren hill is only accessible on foot or on horseback and is definitely worth the effort as it offers sensational p…
Cave in Northern Circuit

Ana Te Pahu

Off the dirt road to Akivi, Ana Te Pahu comprises former cave dwellings with an overgrown garden of sweet potatoes, taro and bananas. The caves here are lava tubes, created when rock solidified around a flowing stre…
Archaeological Site in Northern Circuit

Ahu Tepeu

This large ahu has several fallen moai and a village site with foundations of hare paenga (elliptical houses) and the walls of several round houses, consisting of loosely piled stones.
Cave in Northern Circuit

Ana Kakenga

About 2km north of Tahai is Ana Kakenga. This site comprises two caves opening onto the ocean (bring a torch).