Things to do on Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Map

 

Activity

Name

Location

Description

Frequency

Cost

Contact

Diving

Dive Rarotonga

Arorangi (west)

Dive trips and tuition off the reef. PADI 5* facility. Single and twin tank dives. Free pick-up.

Four times daily, Mon-Sun

On application

682 21873
E-mail

Diving

The Dive Centre

Aroa Beach (south-west)

THE BIG FISH. Padi 5 Star on the Marine Reserve. Intro dives, Padi courses, dive trips, snorkel hire, dive shop, servicing, free try scuba. 4 languages.

Trips 7 days a week

 

682 20238
E-mail

Diving

Cook Islands Divers

Arorangi (west)

Dive trips off the reef. Night diving and tuition. Single and two tank dives. Free pick-up.

Twice daily, Mon-Sun

 

682 22483
E-mail

Diving

Pacific Divers

Muri (south-east)

Dive trips off the reef. Free pick-up. Beginners lagoon dive. PADI cert taught.

Twice daily, Mon-Sat, pm Sun

 

682 22450
E-mail

Diving

Pacific Expeditions

Avatiu Harbour

Diving, ecotourism, filming and science expeditions on the S/V Southern Cross to islands of Takutea, Manuae, Palmerston and Suwarrow National Park

approx $150 per day

Ph/fax: 682 21999
E-mail

Diving

Reef to See - Adventure Cook Islands

Kavera Beach (south-west)

Dive trips to Raro's best spots, intro dives, PADI courses, snorkelling. Experienced guides, qualified skippers, multilingual PADI Resort.

Trips twice a day, Mon-Sat

 

682 22212
E-mail


Adventure

Adventure Cook Islands - Island Way Adventures

Kavera, (south-west)

Mountain treks, mountain bike tours, local dance and drumming lessons, paintball. Adventure Hire - scooters, mtb's, kayaks, snorkel gear, bodyboads and more.

Trips twice a day, Mon-Sat

 

682 22212
E-mail

Adventure

Aroa Pony Trek

South-west

Two hour trek on horseback around southern parts of Rarotonga. Booking required.

Mon-Sat

$50 adult $30 child (under 12)

682 21415
E-mail

Adventure

Pa's Cross Island Trek

North-south

Guided cross-island walking tour by Pa. Much info on fauna, flora and their uses in cooking, medicine, dyes etc. Myths and legends too. Strenuous. Includes lunch and transport.

Mon-Sat

$68 adult $34 child (2-11)

682 21079

Adventure

Raro Ocean Adventures

Round the island

Two-hour action packed boat trip around Rarotonga. Whale watching (Jul-Oct). Free pick-up and return. Booking advisable.

Mon-Sat am and pm

 

682 23777

Adventure

Reef and Rainforest Guiders

North

Various guided hiking tours of forest, mountains and reef.

Mon-Sat am and pm

from $30

682 22406
E-mail


Sightseeing

Island Discovery Tour

Around Rarotonga

Scenic orientation tour of Rarotonga.

Mon-Fri

$45 adult $22 child

682 25325 E-mail

Sightseeing

Te Vara Nui Cultural Village

Muri (south-east)

Tour and show includes dining, demonstrations of carving, costume making, dancing, songs and legends. Bookings required.

Mon, Wed, Fri

682 24006 E-mail

Sightseeing

Going Loco

Upper Tupapa (north-east)

Steam locomotive from Poland in 1992 as part of long-term project to set up Rarotonga Steam Railway. Short(!) train ride, weather permitting. Includes tea.

Sat 10-5pm

$5 adult $3 child

 

Sightseeing

Green Finger Tour

All over

Guided tour explores garden displays.

Mon, Wed pm

$56 adult $28 child

 

Sightseeing

Raro Safari 4WD Tour

All over

3.5 hour journey round back roads and up mountains + BBQ on beach (morning tour). Same for afternoon minus BBQ. Booking required.

9am Mon-Fri, 12 noon Sun

(morning) $75 adult, half for child (6-11), (afternoon) $60 adult $30 child (6-11)

682 23629
E-mail

Sightseeing

Takitumu Nature Walk

Titikaveka (south)

Gentle walk through forest to see endangered Rarotongan flycatcher bird in the Takitumu Conservation Area. Includes lunch and transport.

Mon-Sat am

 

682 29906
E-mail


Boating

Captain Tama's Lagoon Cruizes

Muri (south-east)

Glass bottom boat. Snorkelling in spectacular marine reserve. BBQ lunch on islet. Coconut and pareu tying show. Includes return hotel bus transfers, snorkelling and gear.

Mon-Sun 11am - 3.30pm

$75 adult $35 child (6-11) free under 5

682 27350 E-mail

Boating

Cooks Cruises

 

Gentle island cruise. Booking required.

Mon-Sat

$70 adult

682 21096

Boating

Koka Lagoon Cruises

Muri (south-east)

Glass bottom boat, 3.5 hour lagoon tour with snorkelling, coconut tree climbing show and fish BBQ lunch. Includes return hotel transfers and snorkelling gear.

10am Sun-Fri.

$75 adult, $35 child(5-12) under 5s free

682 27769 E-mail

Boating

Moana Roa Lagoon Cruises by Pacific Resort

Muri (south-east)

Glass bottom boat tour around Muri lagoon. Includes coral viewing and barbecue fish lunch on islet. Departs daily at 11am from Pacific Resort Rarotonga beachfront. 11am - 3pm

Mon-Sat

Cost: $70/adult $35/child

682 20427 E-mail

Boating

Nautica

Muri (south-east)

Kayak and sailboat hire

Mon-Sat

$35 per hr, kayak $5 per hr

682 27105

Boating

Reef Sub

Avatiu Harbour (north)

Take a cruise in a semi-submersible, outside the reef. Views of the island, a 1916 shipwreck, turtles, tropical fish, whales.

Every day 9am, 11am, 2pm, 4pm

$65 adult $35 child (3-15)

682 55901
E-mail

Boating

South Pacific Cruise

 

Sailing and snorkelling trips. Whale watching (Jul-Oct). Food and drink included.

Mon-Sat 1:30pm to 4:30pm

$75 adult $35 child (6-16)

682 23577


Fishing

Akura Charters

 

Game fishing trips and cruises. Up to 20 passengers in comfort. Booking required.

 

 

682 54355
E-mail

Fishing

Delano Fishing

 

Game fishing.

 

 

682 74344
E-mail

Fishing

Pacific Marine Charters

 

31 ft sport fishing boat. Fish for tuna, mahi mahi, marlin and wahoo.

 

 

682 21237
E-mail

Fishing

Seafari Charters

 

Big game fishing.

 

 

682 55096
E-mail


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