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Rano Kau, Easter Island

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#4 of 9 in Nature in Easter Island
Ascend Rano Kau, an extinct volcano that not only helped create Easter Island but now sustains it. The lake serves as one of the three natural freshwater sources here. Climb to the rim of the caldera and take in a clear, panoramic view of the entire lake, as well as the ecosystem that has developed inside it. Located with a World Heritate-listed park and just off the Orongo path, the volcano is easy to combine with a trip to other sites. To visit Rano Kau and get the most from your holiday in Hanga Roa, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hanga Roa trip planner.
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  • Rano Kau is an extinct volcano at over 1,000 ft high on the south western headland on Easter Island. The crater is now filled with water and is one of only three natural bodies of water on the...  more »
  • This is Rapa Nui's largest volcanic crater and the island's most impressive natural wonder. The triangular appearance is the result of three main volcanic centers and 70 secondary volcanic cones...  more »

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