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Titikaveka Beach (Titikaveka)
Ranked #1 of 27 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 #2 of 27 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 #3 of 27 attractions in Rarotonga
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Ranked #4 of 27 attractions in Rarotonga
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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Punanga Nui (Avarua)
Ranked #5 of 27 attractions in Rarotonga
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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Ranked #6 of 27 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Reefs
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Ranked #7 of 27 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Mountains
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 #8 of 27 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #9 of 27 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Amusement/ Theme 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 27 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Gardens
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 #11 of 27 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Historic Sites
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 27 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Movie Theaters
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Ranked #13 of 27 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Sports Camps/ Clinics
Owner description: The Laurel Eastman Kiteboarding School in Rarotonga is the newest of the LEK schools founded by American professional... more » Owner description: The Laurel Eastman Kiteboarding School in Rarotonga is the newest of the LEK schools founded by American professional kiteboarder Laurel Eastman. Housed in the iconic South Pacifc Rarotongan Beach Resort and Spa and using both Aroa Beach and nearby Muri Beach for kiteboarding adventure, LEK Rarotonga provides the high quality training which LEK is known for. In addition to kiteboarding LEK Raro offers a vigorous fitness schedule including morning yoga and pilates classes. « less
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Ranked #14 of 27 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 #15 of 27 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Marinas

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 #16 of 27 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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 #17 of 27 attractions in Rarotonga
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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Ranked #18 of 27 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas

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 #19 of 27 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Art Museums; History Museums
This museum contains a collection of artwork and historical artifacts including weapons, carvings and costumes.
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Ranked #20 of 27 attractions in Rarotonga
Owner description: Stand up Paddleboard Yoga lessons and weeklong retreats with world renowned Charlotte Piho. Charlotte is an International... more » Owner description: Stand up Paddleboard Yoga lessons and weeklong retreats with world renowned Charlotte Piho. Charlotte is an International master trainer for SUPYoga. Australia's Head Trainer and accreditor. « less
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Ranked #21 of 27 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 #22 of 27 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #23 of 27 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Waterfalls
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 #24 of 27 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Historic Sites
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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Avana Point (Ngatangiia)
Ranked #25 of 27 attractions in Rarotonga
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #26 of 27 attractions in Rarotonga
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The marine reserve in Tikioki, is a traditional protective measure for conserving resources according to traditional practices.  Established in the late 1990's the Tikioki Marine... more »

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