Takitumu Conservation Area
Cook Islands
Takitumu Conservation Area Cook Islands
Resorts Nearby
Native birdlife
Traditional Tracks
Forest Nature Reserve
Variety of plant species
Raina Lagoon Villas
Palm Grove
Muri Beachcomber
Aroko Bungalows

Located on the south-eastern side of inland Rarotonga, this area covers 155 hectares of upland forest, scrub and fern land, and has played a major role in protecting one of the world's rarest land birds, the Kakerori (Rarotongan flycatcher).

Takitumu Conservation Area also provides birdwatchers with a chance to see and hear other native bird life, including the unique i'oi (Rarotonga starling) and kukupa (fruit dove) native birds, and the introduced myna and long-tailed cukoo (karavia).

Takitumu contains 70% of all the plant species found in inland Rarotonga, including the neinei (flitchia), the Rarotongan orchid and the rare ground orchid. When exploring these forests areas, it is well worth finding a guide to take you through one of the traditional paved tracks.

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