6 days in Rarotonga Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Rarotonga International Airport, Drive to Avarua
— 3 nights
Drive to Rarotonga International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City


Avarua — 3 nights

Marlin Queen Fishing Charters has been added to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like St Joseph's Cathedral and Cook Islands Cultural Village. Kids will enjoy Aroa Beach and Tikioki Marine Reserve. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cook Island Christian Church (CICC), stop by Perfumes of Rarotonga, have fun at Cocoputt, and see the interesting displays at Te Ara- Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Avarua day trip planner.

New York City, USA to Avarua is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from New York City to Avarua, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Avarua hover around 81°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Rarotonga travel guide

Concerts & Shows · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
The center of Rarotonga is a mass of peaks and ridges, closely thatched with dense jungle. Around the outer edge of the island, between verdant bush and pristine white beaches, you'll find a scattering of hotels and resorts; restaurants, bars, and cafes; paw paw patches and fields of taro, mango, and bananas. Explore the unspoiled scenery of the interior, or relax wholeheartedly into the laid-back Islander way of life. There are two bus routes--clockwise and counterclockwise around the island--and the buses stop on demand, allowing you to get around with ease (if at a sedate place). Encircled by a sheltering coral reef, the crystal clear waters surrounding the island are calm and perfect for fishing, swimming, diving, paddling, snorkeling, or simply splashing about. Rarotonga also serves as the gateway to the rest of the Cook Islands, with tiny traditional communities, ancient caves, uninhabited islets, and sandy atolls to discover.