What to do in Rarotonga

Activities, attractions and tours
Muri Beach featuring tropical scenes

Rarotonga Tourist Attractions & Activities

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  • Book your favourite excursion on Expedia Australia for a great price, and you'll still have money for a dream hotel or fine dinner while you’re visiting. The things to do in Rarotonga are not only topnotch, but they won’t bust your budget. We have 25 things to do here, and you can reserve them starting at just AU$31.
  • Rarotonga is a favourite among adventurers like yourself. In fact, a good percentage of travellers can't wait for the next trip to the regionto check out local hot spots and find the top activities. The most popular things to do can catch the enthusiasm of even experienced travellers, and one look at our list explains why. Our activities includes an impressive array of historically based excursions and opportunities for adventure. From thrilling ways to get your feet wet like a Glass-Bottom Boat Lagoon Cruise with Barbecue Lunch to unique ways to discover the best this area has to offer like a Going Troppo Nightlife Tour, there is a huge selection of possibilities to choose from when you browse through all the things you can do here at Expedia Australia.

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Top places to visit

1. Muri Beach

On southeast Rarotonga, find some of the island’s best snorkeling at the idyllic Muri Beach. Lounge on powdery sand, explore exquisite marine life, discover Polynesian culture and heritage and see the sights of Rarotonga Island.
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Muri Beach featuring tropical scenes

2. Aroa Beach

Enjoy the freedom and serenity of the pristine Aroa Beach. Relax under swaying coconut trees, float on the currents, read a favorite book or swing in a hammock for hours. This tropical shoreline is a world-class scuba and snorkeling destination where multi-colored marine creatures provide mesmerizing underwater photo opportunities with every turn.
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Aro\'a Beach showing a sandy beach as well as a couple

3. Cook Island Christian Church (CICC)

Rarotonga’s Cook Island Christian Church is not so much a tourist attraction as a well-used local amenity. That’s not to say that visitors aren’t welcome here. Quite the opposite, in fact. Join the hospitable congregation at a Sunday service and stick around for post-service refreshments and conversation with the local community.
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Rarotonga which includes a cemetery

4. Cook Islands Library and Museum

Away from sunny shores and thick island vegetation is the peaceful refuge of the Cook Islands Library and Museum. Come here to learn about the fascinating past of this region of more than a dozen islands scattered across the Pacific Ocean. Borrow books for your beach reading too.
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Rarotonga showing interior views

5. Beachcomber Pearl Market

Take home a memento of your stay in the Cook Islands from the historic Beachcomber Pearl Market. Find Polynesian jewelry, giftware, ceramics, contemporary and traditional artworks and a selection of the famed Cook Islands black pearls. Browse the little stores in this landmark building, explore the adjoining art gallery and sit in the shady courtyard while enjoying coffee made from beans grown on Atiu.
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Beachcomber Pearl Market featuring shopping

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