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Address: Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
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Easter Island Super Saver: Ahu Akivi and Orongo plus Anakena Beach Day Trip

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Nice walk!

You don't see something extraordinary here but is a nice walk to understand the great effort to build each Moai and carry all this rocks around the island 🏝

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Dario C
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67 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

You don't see something extraordinary here but is a nice walk to understand the great effort to build each Moai and carry all this rocks around the island 🏝

Thank Dario C
Lafayette, California
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126 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This small volcanic crater was the place the red rock was quarried for the "top knots" that were placed on the heads of the most important moai. It is a lovely location and the red rock stands out against the green grass in a very pleasing way, just as the illustration suggests

Thank K B
Brisbane, Australia
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71 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Rented a car for appox. 34,000 CLP per day from the owner of our cabin and drove around myself. As you leave the airpot turn right on to Hotu Matua road and take the second last left turn on to Camino Vaitea Anakena road. Take the 6th left turn just past Pia Taro road. Take the left turn at the... More 

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Eagle, Idaho
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135 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is where the topknots were quarried, with several having been left behind and never moved. Part of the tour. Nothing more, nothing less.

Thank Steven C
Piacenza, Italy
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184 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The quarry of Puna Pau maybe is not as spectacular as Rano Raraku one, but it’s still a very important site to visit to have a complete idea on the Moai construction. This is indeed the Pukau quarry and there you can see many of these red topknot in different stage of engraving, some ready and some still into the... More 

Thank Mona77
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47 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

small quarry at outskirts of Hanga Roa in the south west of Easter Island . one of the national park.

Thank James F
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Spectacular Moai! What an amazing experience to see the Moai in person after learning about them in school 40 years ago.

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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75 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Puna Pau was the last stop in our group's two day tour of Easter Island. This site sort of served as a summary of the whole picture we drew from our explorations. It contained beautiful hillside views, dormant volcanoes, plus town and island vistas .that were just breathtaking!

Thank Sal T
San Antonio, Texas
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464 reviews
168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is an interesting stop to see the red volcanic rock quarry where the top knots were made for the moai. Some of them are still there. It's a short stop. While interesting, it is not as important as some of the other moai sites

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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We came here on our private tour and we spotted small domes made of stone. Our guide explained to us that these are ancient chicken coups and since the currency back then were chickens, it was similar to our modern day ATMs. We thought it was a funny comparison!

Thank tawnygama

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