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Things to do in Avarua

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#1 of 18 attractions in Avarua
Category: Boat Tours
Owner description: Wahoo Fishing Charters (Rarotonga)Adventure Fishing*Party Cruises*Snorkleing*Stag/Hens Party*Private Charters We'll Hook You... more » Owner description: Wahoo Fishing Charters (Rarotonga)Adventure Fishing*Party Cruises*Snorkleing*Stag/Hens Party*Private Charters We'll Hook You Up!!! The ultimate way to go fishing on a purpose built 30 foot BlueFin fishing vessel. Our fully qualified skipper and friendly crew give you the chance to experience the excitement of deep sea fishing for Tuna, Mahimahi, Wahoo and Marlin throughout the waters off Rarotonga. Deep sea game fishing starts within minutes of leaving the Avatiu harbour. Our local fishing ground knowledge ensures the best chances of a big catch! We provide a highly informative, fun, interactive and entertaining fishing experience for everyone, whether you're a professional angler or a novice. We specialise in ocean game fishing, yet can also take you out for scenic/charter tours. « less
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#2 of 18 attractions in Avarua
Category: Flea/ Street Markets

Punanga Nui is buzzing on Saturday mornings.  To enjoy the market like a local, drag yourself out of bed early (6 - 7am).  You'll get to see the mountains of local seasonal... more »

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#3 of 18 attractions in Avarua
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Religious Sites
Owner description: Sunday services are filled with hymns sung in the Maori language at this island church which dates back to 1853. The local... more » Owner description: Sunday services are filled with hymns sung in the Maori language at this island church which dates back to 1853. The local graveyard is noted for some famous inhabitants including American author Robert Dean Frisbie. « less
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#4 of 18 attractions in Avarua
Category: Specialty Shops
Owner description: You'll find in this store the largest collection of natural and cultured pearls on the Cook Islands, in the form of rings,... more » Owner description: You'll find in this store the largest collection of natural and cultured pearls on the Cook Islands, in the form of rings, earrings, strands and loose pearls. « less
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#5 of 18 attractions in Avarua
Category: Specialty Shops
Purchase jewelry, black pearls and other handcrafts at this specialty shop and art gallery.
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#6 of 18 attractions in Avarua
Category: Movie Theaters
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#7 of 18 attractions in Avarua
Category: Boat Tours
Owner description: The Cook Islands are renowned for their prestine white sandy beaches, lush green mountainous terrain and warm tropical... more » Owner description: The Cook Islands are renowned for their prestine white sandy beaches, lush green mountainous terrain and warm tropical climate. The best way to take in this landscape is from the sea, so come for a sail on the only surveyed charter yacht in Rarotonga. On the cruise you may see whales,sharks or turtles (seasonal).Looking for fun and adventure come with us on the 58ft yacht Southern Cross and we can take you sailing on the deep blue waters of this island paradise.We can cater for groups up to 25. Private charters can also be arranged.(hen, stag, wedding, corporate).Outer island charters also available. « less
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#8 of 18 attractions in Avarua
Category: Art Museums; History Museums
This museum contains a collection of artwork and historical artifacts including weapons, carvings and costumes.
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#9 of 18 attractions in Avarua
Category: Specialty Shops
Owner description: Notable for its vast selection of handcrafts, including everything from carved wooden tikis to black pearls, this has been... more » Owner description: Notable for its vast selection of handcrafts, including everything from carved wooden tikis to black pearls, this has been "the" store to go to since its 1943 opening. « less
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#10 of 18 attractions in Avarua
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: The SS Matai, owned by the Union Steam Ship Co., was carrying a load of Model T cars when it was wrecked on Dec. 24, 1916.... more » Owner description: The SS Matai, owned by the Union Steam Ship Co., was carrying a load of Model T cars when it was wrecked on Dec. 24, 1916. This area is now a favorite spot for snorkeling and diving. « less
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#11 of 18 attractions in Avarua
Category: Bar/ Clubs
#12 of 18 attractions in Avarua
Category: Boat Tours
Owner description: Sail with us and experience our friendly and informative introduction to Rarotonga as we chart our way around the outer reef,... more » Owner description: Sail with us and experience our friendly and informative introduction to Rarotonga as we chart our way around the outer reef, using the Pacific tradewinds on our classic sailing vessel, a stable 36 foot trimaran. Great views of the island - fantastic photo opportunities! Snorkel from one of our sheltered mooring points. Sea life includes huge varieties of fish, turtles and migratory humpback whales that visit Rarotonga from July to October on their route through the Cook Islands. You will be looked after by our friendly local crew who will endeavour to make your time aboard as memorable as possible! Daily Discovery lunchtime cruise and Cocktail Sundowner cruises available. Reasonably priced and great fun! Private charter available for special events; Hen parties, birthday celebrations, wedding parties etc. We can cater (cold buffets)or BYO. « less
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#13 of 18 attractions in Avarua
Category: Specialty Shops
This specialty shop sells locally made perfumes, soaps and lotions.
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#14 of 18 attractions in Avarua
Category: Specialty Shops
Owner description: Rarotonga is so lucky to be surrounded by the most beautiful flowers in the world. The scents, starting at sunrise, and never... more » Owner description: Rarotonga is so lucky to be surrounded by the most beautiful flowers in the world. The scents, starting at sunrise, and never ending have to be smelt to be believed. We make here the most delicate of perfumes, complimentary body cosmetics, candles. Finally our local fruit liqueurs bring flavor as well as scents to the palate.Our Factory in Panama welcomes you and shows you how our various products are made, whilst in the Cook's Corner we have our famous Fudge Factory! Try an ice cream with chocolate fudge sauce! « less
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#15 of 18 attractions in Avarua
Category: Specialty Shops
Owner description: Block-printed clothing was pioneered here by Ellena Tavioni, and a great selection of her beautiful designs for is available... more » Owner description: Block-printed clothing was pioneered here by Ellena Tavioni, and a great selection of her beautiful designs for is available at this combination workshop and store. « less
#16 of 18 attractions in Avarua
Owner description: Join us for an exhilarating 1-hr ride aboard our speed boat, Eturere! This 8.5-meter Gemini V-hull rigid inflatable boat... more » Owner description: Join us for an exhilarating 1-hr ride aboard our speed boat, Eturere! This 8.5-meter Gemini V-hull rigid inflatable boat meets NZ survey requirements for safety purposes, and you will be riding in comfort as its twin 250-horsepower engines shoot you across the ocean. Experience the breathtaking view of Rarotonga’s mountains from the ocean! During whale season, we slow it down for whale watching! « less
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#17 of 18 attractions in Avarua
Category: Tours
Owner description: Bluewater Adventures is a small locally owned and operated, family venture. We offer private fishing charters that target... more » Owner description: Bluewater Adventures is a small locally owned and operated, family venture. We offer private fishing charters that target game fish, bottom fish, giant trevally, flying fish, and much more. « less
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Category: Specialty Shops
This reasonably priced store specializes in unique ways to hold pearls in place and attach them to chains and necklaces.
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