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Top things to do in Rarotonga

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Ranked #1 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: We are the only multi-agency certifying dive centre in the country, so we are able to offer the widest range of... more » Owner description: We are the only multi-agency certifying dive centre in the country, so we are able to offer the widest range of internationally recognised diving courses and qualifications in the Cook Islands. We offer courses from Open Water to Instructor level and have the highest qualified instructors in the Country from the top two worldwide training agencies.At Dive Rarotonga we offer quality diving in a fun and friendly atmosphere - so whether these are your first bubbles, you are already qualified and you are diving for fun, or you want to progress your professional diving career, we have dives to suit you! « less
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Titikaveka Beach (Titikaveka)
Ranked #2 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Beaches

Titikaveka beach, located in the village of Titikaveka occupies a south east lagoon area of Rarotonga.  It's present popularity is due to the depth of the water providing endless... more »

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Ranked #3 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
Owner description: Te Vara Nui Village is the Cultural Centre of the Cook Islands offering 3 amazing products: a 2.5 hour VILLAGE TOUR offering... more » Owner description: Te Vara Nui Village is the Cultural Centre of the Cook Islands offering 3 amazing products: a 2.5 hour VILLAGE TOUR offering a full authentic journey into our past, a Stunning Over-Water Night Show and first class Island/Western fusion buffet dinning experience on floating and fixed stages set in botanical gardens surrounded by rock gardens and waterfalls, and our COMBO PACKAGE offering both Village Tour and Over-Water Night Show and Buffet dinner in one night. Your ultimate cultural experience not to be missed!!!! « less
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Ranked #4 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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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Ranked #5 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Other

Pacific Divers are one of four PADI dive shops on Rarotonga. They have a shop as part of their house which is not far from Pacific Resort, heading North from Muri. Look for the... more »

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Ranked #6 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Beaches
One of the island's most beautiful locations, this lagoon and beach is a popular destination for swimming and snorkeling.
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Ranked #7 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #8 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Reefs; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #9 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks

A relatively new mini golf course in Aroa , Rarotonga. Approximatly a hour a round, great for teenagers and children as well as adults. Well set out and has great shaded seats for... more »

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Ranked #10 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
Owner description: This tall, rocky pinnacle can be spotted from several locations on the island and is a favorite challenge for those who enjoy... more » Owner description: This tall, rocky pinnacle can be spotted from several locations on the island and is a favorite challenge for those who enjoy a good climb. « less
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Ranked #11 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Visitors to this historic village can participate in a variety of activities from coconut husking to fishing in order to... more » Owner description: Visitors to this historic village can participate in a variety of activities from coconut husking to fishing in order to experience the lifestyles of the Maori people. « less
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Ranked #12 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Located on the south coast of the island, these gardens contain many local plants and flowers that are not only beautiful but... more » Owner description: Located on the south coast of the island, these gardens contain many local plants and flowers that are not only beautiful but have medicinal uses. « less
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Ranked #13 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
Owner description: The Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre has something for everyone. Young and old, conservationists,fishermen, whale,... more » Owner description: The Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre has something for everyone. Young and old, conservationists,fishermen, whale, shark, turtle, fish, crab lovers....A huge variety of displays, and you can touch them! An exciting Live Creature section including Tropical fish filled aquariums, Rocky the Stonefish, gigantic Coconut Crabs, and more...Photography allowed. Big Screen, Interactive Computer programmes, DVD Stations, WIFI, Wheelchair Access, Child friendly, . Cafe and Souvenir Shop on site. Open Sunday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Tickets last a year; Adults $12, children $6 with group and family discounts. Every admission helps support the 'Whale research project' so you help save Whales and Dolphins! « less
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Ranked #14 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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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Ranked #15 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Other

Tai's Weather Rock is located on the beachfront outside Pacific Resort, Muri.  The inscription explains what the weather is doing in the Muri (eastern side of Rarotonga).  Tai's... more »

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Ranked #16 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks

The Takitumu Conservation Area, also referred to as TCA is located in the hinterland of Turoa and Akapuao localities, Titikaveka.  Some 30 years ago, the rediscovery of the... more »

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Ranked #17 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Beaches

Black Rock is historically believed to be the departure point for human spirits.  In olden times black rock basaltic features covered an extensive area where the site is now... more »

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Ranked #18 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Art Museums; History Museums; Museums
This museum contains a collection of artwork and historical artifacts including weapons, carvings and costumes.
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Ranked #19 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Marinas; Nature and Parks

Ngatangiia Harbour is historically believed to be the departure point for Polynesian voyagers who discovered Aotearoa from about 900 BC onwards.  A circle of stones and mounted... more »

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Ranked #20 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Reachable by hiking trail or four-wheel vehicle, Rarotonga's only fall is also known as Papua Waterfall, because water from... more » Owner description: Reachable by hiking trail or four-wheel vehicle, Rarotonga's only fall is also known as Papua Waterfall, because water from the Papua stream spills down the cliff into a beautiful swimming hole. « less
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Ranked #21 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: This historic and sacred site consists of several stone structures forming a koutu or royal court where Maori chiefs were... more » Owner description: This historic and sacred site consists of several stone structures forming a koutu or royal court where Maori chiefs were inaugurated. « less
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Ranked #22 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Art Galleries
Avana Point (Ngatangiia)
Ranked #23 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #24 of 25 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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The Art Studio (Arorangi)
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Category: Art Galleries
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