South Pacific - Easter Island (Rapa Nui) & Other Pacific Islands (Chapter)
This is the Easter Island (Rapa Nui) and Other Pacific Islands chapter from Lonely Planet's South Pacific guidebook.
A tiny speck of land over 3700km from Chile, Easter Island (Rapa Nui) is historically intriguing and blissfully isolated. It's just you, the indigo depths, the enigmatic moai (giant statues) amid an eerie landscape and a startling variety of adventure options.
These islands are as remote as they are distinct. Long boat trips are often the only means of access, but those who make the journey will be rewarded with great natural beauty. This chapter is based on our previous research and updated using local contacts.
- take a lesson in archaeology at Rano Raraku, the 'nursery' of the moai
- hike the ruggedly beautiful northern coast
- ogle the stunning blue waters of Motu Nui on a snorkelling or diving trip
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Understand Easter Island, Easter Island Today, History - From the Moai-Builders to Chilean Rule, Culture, Arts, Environment, Directory A-Z, Getting There & Away, Getting Around, Hanga Roa, Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Northern Circuit, Southwest Circuit, Northeast Circuit, Niue, Pitcairn Island, Tokelau, Tuvalu and Wallis & Futuna.
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