Panoramic view from the slopes of the Terevaka Volcano on Easter Island.

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Maunga Terevaka

Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

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 panoramic views.

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Nearby Rapa Nui (Easter Island) attractions

1. Ahu Akivi

1.99 MILES

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…

2. 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…

3. Ahu Tepeu

2.12 MILES

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,…

4. Ana Kakenga

2.56 MILES

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

5. Anakena

3.68 MILES

Beach bums in search of a place to wallow will love this postcard-perfect, white-sand beach. It also forms a lovely backdrop for Ahu Nau Nau, which…

6. Ahu Akapu

4.17 MILES

You'll find this ahu with a solitary moai along the coastline, north of Hanga Roa.

7. Ovahe

4.23 MILES

Near Anakena, this beach offers seclusion for wannabe Robinson Crusoes but is considered dangerous because of falling rocks.