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About Rarotonga

About Rarotonga

We think we’re pretty lucky to call Rarotonga home. From the stunning volcanic peaks, ridges and rainforest, to the turquoise blue lagoon, this place truly is a sun-kissed paradise.

The largest of the 15 islands that make up the Cook Islands, Rarotonga has something to offer every kind of traveller. Abundant cafes, restaurants and bars dot the shoreline, while Avarua township and the Punanga Nui Market offer local arts and crafts, fashion and more. Various tours and adventure activities keep the thrill-seekers happy, while the mountain treks, cooling lagoon, and its unique ecosystem cater to the nature lovers.

Kia Orana is the essence of the Cook Islands Maori people and their culture. Just two words, Kia Orana, shares the islands personality, way of life and aspirations for the future. It literally means may you live long, or may you have a long and fulfilling life. Saying Kia Orana means more than hello. Kia Orana is meant as a blessing or a wish for your future.

One of the top reasons to visit the Cook Islands is its people – a friendly, truly hospitable culture. The genuine mana tiaki, or hospitality, is something that comes naturally to most Cook Islanders and those of us that call the Cook Islands home. This is expressed through the culture of song, dance and of course, food.

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Top things to do:

With so much on offer for such a tiny island, here are some popular favourites. Our tour desk is open 7 days and we can arrange any bookings for you once you’re here.

  • Lagoon Cruise
  • Dinner & Show
  • Water Activities
  • Hike or Cycle
  • Food & Beverage

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Enjoy hiking   Market day   Organic local produce   Cultural fun  


 Photos courtesy of Cook Island Tourism.