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A Little Dream Island

Situated in the lagoon of Aitutaki and just about 15 minutes by boat from One Foot Island Motu... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
MiBri53
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Germany
A must see island , hermit crabs and beautiful white birds and great photo opportunities

One of the islands on the tour stop whilst at Aitutake, the views are stunning across the lagoon... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Suzy1403
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Bowral, Australia
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This deserted island was the location used for the British TV series Shipwrecked, where 16 people were left on an uninhabited island to fend for themselves.
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Situated in the lagoon of Aitutaki and just about 15 minutes by boat from One Foot Island Motu Rakau is just the right place for a stop and a little walk through the dense forest. Watch out for nesting bird. One side of the islet...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

One of the islands on the tour stop whilst at Aitutake, the views are stunning across the lagoon, swim opportunities as well as lots of hermit crabs and the beautiful native white love birds. You can walk past the baby chicks. Great stop off on...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

Aitutaki isn't that large, so this is a must see alongside one foot island. Chances are every tour stops here, but just in case, make sure it does!

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Reviewed 24 May 2016

Landed as p[art of the Aitutaki Day Trip. The only place in Rarotonga where we saw birds other then the Minah bird. Up close and personal with white terms roosting in the trees, that were not afraid of people. Had the history of Mahogany timber...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2016

Totally different than other islands. Lots of crabs, coconuts, trees, shells, and gorgeous birds who nest on the ground. Cutest fluffy chicks! And they are not afraid of humans. Wear shoes to visit as the terrain is a bit rough due to shells, coconut husks,...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2016

Got up close and personal with Terns and plant material. Learned where "grass" skirt material came from and it is not grass.

Thank ErricRoss
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

Only two Motus in Aitutaki have volcanic ancestry, as our lovely guide in Kia Orana Cruises explained. Motu rakau is one of them--it's a nice island, but wear shoes!

1  Thank Zachary W
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Reviewed 6 April 2015

Nice lush island with some gorgeous birds!. Lovely and turquoise water...loved Aituatki iso much its a gem!

1  Thank rochellep123
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Reviewed 25 February 2015

During our Lagoon Cruise with Captain Fantastic (Kia Orana), we stopped here and were led on a brief jungle walk. We saw a few different species of beautiful seabirds and saw old mahogany trees; we learned about the different uses of the hibiscus plant; and...More

1  Thank Keith-B-Robinson
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Reviewed 28 September 2014

This little stop over was very nice to have a swim at..the guys on our day trip boat were very informative about all its history.

2  Thank steven s
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