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Avarua — 6 nights

Avarua is known for shopping, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hunt for treasures at Punanga Nui, kick back and relax at Muri Lagoon, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Raro Mountain Safari Tour, and see some colorful creatures with Pacific Divers.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Avarua road trip tool.

Auckland, New Zealand to Avarua is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 22 hours traveling from Auckland to Avarua. When traveling from Auckland in May, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Avarua: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Rarotonga travel guide

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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.
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