Rapa Nui National Park

rapa nui national park

Eater Island’s protected area acquired the status of a National Park on January 16, 1935 by Supreme Decree No. 103 of the Ministry of Land and colonization, being declared a National Historic Landmark that very same year.

The Rapa Nui National Park has been managed by the National Forestry Corporation (CONAF) since late 1973, a corporation that oversees compliance with the rules on the park’s conservation. It has an area of 7150.88 acres, which constitutes 43.5% of the total area of Easter Island. On December 8, 1995, the Rapa Nui National Park was declared a UNESCO Global Heritage.


The motus, the islets adjacent to the island, were declared a Natural Sanctuary, in the year 1976, by Supreme Decree No. 446 of the Chilean Ministry of Public Education.

To preserve Easter Island’s cultural heritage, especially the Rapa Nui National Park, there are a few simple rules that must be respected at all times during the visit:

  • Do not touch any archaeological remains.
  • Do not stand on the platforms or ahus.
  • No driving outside of the marked trails.
  • No camping is allowed within the National Park.
  • Respect all signs and markings on the sites.

The breach of any of these rules is subject to heavy penalties. Park rangers carry cameras and the fines applied are quite expensive, so it is important to be aware and be careful.

CONAF office operating hours:

April to November: 09:00 to 18:00
December to March: 09:00 to 19:00 (Orongo and Rano Raraku close their barriers)

Entrance Fee

New rates from January 1st, 2017:

  • National Adults: $ 20.000
  • National children: $ 10.000
  • Foreign Adults (any age): US$ 80
  • Foreign children: US$ 40

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office located at the Mataveri Airport entrance gallery, during flight arrival times, at the central office located at Atamu Tekena Street (next to the Cruz Verde pharmacy) or at the Provincial Office Of the CONAF located in Mataveri.

The entry has a duration of 10 days, from the first timbre of control and can be inspected anywhere in the Rapa Nui National Park, so it is recommendable to carry the ticket with you always.

More information

Rapa Nui National Park
Phone: +56322100827


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