Things to Do in Rarotonga: An Intro to the Cook Islands
Arts & Culture
The Cook Islands are a wonderful vacation destination in the Pacific which provide a contrast to the often more crowded tourist destinations in the region. Rarotonga is a great starting point in exploring the islands since international flights arrive there in the capital city of Avarua. There are many activities available to tourists in the country, including hiking, restaurants, museums and other cultural activities. Or you can just soak up the sun near the beautiful lagoons and maybe catch a glimpse of a few migrating whales!
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Where to stay in Rarotonga
Little Polynesian Resort
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Muri Beach Club Hotel Rarotonga
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Things to do in Rarotonga
Hike to the highest point of the island, Te Rua Manga (The Needle). You can hike from one side and back, or you can hike across the entire island.
Cultural experiences include:
The Museum of Cultural Enterprise
Pa Ariki Takitumu Palace Museum
Kay George Designs Gallery
The Art Studio
And one of the best cultural experiences is Te Vara Nui. You can take a cultural village tour and complete your evening with a cultural show and buffet dinner.
If you want to see more of the Cook Islands, you can take a day trip to the island of Aitutaki!
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