About Easter Island
As one of the most isolated places on Earth, the tiny mass of land that forms Easter Island is home to just 5,000 people and a staggering collection of monumental statues that have a mysterious pull on explorers and travellers alike. Known as moai, the monolithic human figures feature distinctively large and long heads in a minimalist style and average 4 metres in height. They were built by the Rapa Nui people between the years 1250 and 1500 CE and for many experts defy belief - the sheer size, scale and number of the statues suggest a creative technology light years ahead of what the civilisation had to hand at the time.Read More
The Parque Nacional Rapa Nui takes up a large portion of the island and protects the moai statues, the quarry where they were built and the largest ahu (platform) of statues, as well as the ceremonial village of Orongo.
Aside from the enigmatic moai sculptures there's much more to Easter Island with a wealth of outdoor adventures from diving in some of the clearest waters in the world to hiking up ginormous volcanic craters.