Top 20 Experiences in avarua
Half-Day Muri Lagoon BBQ Lunch Cruise including Snorkeling
Don't miss a fantastic day out on Muri Lagoon! Since 1992, we have been offering our Muri Lagoon cruise and sharing our tropical island playground with visitors to Muri Beach, Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. We certainly know how to have a good time and would love to bring you along! Join us on this wonderful lagoon cruise that includes a delicious BBQ lunch! Enjoy snorkeling in the clear water while keeping an eye out for Charlie the huge Moray Eel and colorful tropical fish!
4-Hour Rarotonga Going Troppo Nightlife Tour
The safest way to see Rarotonga by night! Join us on a 19 seater coaster fitted with lights and sounds, big open windows and comfortable seating, accompanied by your friendly local guide! You will be picked up at your accommodation and taken to the Islander Hotel where your Nightlife Tour begins.
'Discover' Rarotonga Cycling Tour with Lunch
Cycle along the 'back road' (Ara Metua) and lane ways witnessing the tranquil pace of local village life. There are plenty of stops to take in the magnificent mountain scenery, try out a few local fruits, and hear stories that will bring a deeper meaning to the observations you make. You will be cycling on and off over a leisurely 3 hours, before finishing up with a delicious lunch. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Small group size means that each tour is unique and tailored to suit the interests of those doing the tour on the day. Please go to www.storytellers.co.ck for more information about this and other tours, as well as supplier direct rates and discounted tour bundles.
3-Hour Rarotonga Island Discovery Tour
Explore Rarotonga from the comfort of an air-conditioned coach as our experienced, local guide takes you on a fascinating 3 hour sightseeing tour. You will travel along the ancient Ara Metua or "Road of Toi" built in 1050 AD and visit ancient marae (ceremonial sites), inland villages and plantations and the beautiful Muri lagoon. This tour is a must do as soon as you arrive on the island, it is the perfect introduction to the islands' rich culture, legends and history.
Rarotonga Orientation & Sightseeing Tour
Recommended for first time visitors to Rarotonga to undertake soon after arriving. The tour is to give you a background on places and things to do around the island including sites, history and way of life. There is a brief stop for a pearl talk where you will learn about one of the most important and iconic export from the Cook Islands. Learn about important and interesting tourist facilities and services around the island.
Available to one booking daily. Suitable for travellers with water confidence. No previous snorkelling experience is necessary. Explore Rarotonga’s most abundant sea life in the healthiest eco-systems on our complete snorkelling experience. On arrival you are fitted with premium snorkelling equipment. A brief safety induction eliminates any unwanted surprises. Whilst you are having the time of your life we capture media with underwater camera equipment, available for you to take home. An island style banquet of refreshments concludes our exclusive ocean experience.
Seat in Coach Transfer from Rarotonga Hotel to Airport
Our local drivers are what makes this shuttle unique! They are proud cook islanders, very prompt, warm and attentive, always ready to help and give a smile. We like to call them our Happiness Consultants because of their amazing attitude and their knowledge of their beloved island of Rarotonga.
'Explore' Rarotonga Guided Bike Tour with Lunch and Swim
Cycle at a relaxed pace with your small group for four hours along the 'back road' - Ara Metua, lane ways and occasional gentle terrain bush tracks. You will experience the tranquil pace of local village life, and enjoy the beautiful scenery. There are plenty of stops along the way where your tour guide will tell you more about what you are seeing and experiencing. The 'explore' tour concludes with a delicious local lunch at the beach, where you can have a swim to cool off. Small group sizes make each tour unique. Please see www.storytellers.co.ck for more information about this and other tours, as well as supplier direct pricing and discounted tour bundles.
Private TURTLE tour (Worldclass photography included)
Worldclass photos. Up to 3pax. Flower Crowns. Honeymooners. Wedding couples. Lovers. This one is for you. The ultimate couples snorkel adventure where you will be treated like an island king and queen. Included is at least 20 Worldclass ocean UW and beach shots of you taken with the best camera equipment thanks to the support of Canon Australia. If you want to swim in a wedding dress and get trash the dress shots swimming with turtles we can do this for you no problem. This will be one of the highlights of your trip and if you don't have one of the best experiences of your life we will refund you in full. Whatever your dream adventure would be we will tailor to give you both an unforgettable experience of a lifetime. This is our most popular tour, so please do book in advance. Note if you would like a private group of more than 3pax please message us we can organise this no problem at all.
'Walk about' Tour with Fresh Fruit Ice Cream
Brand new tour!! Our ‘Walk-about’ tour is designed for those that want a Storytellers experience - but without the bicycle! This easy walking tour takes place on the west coast of the island, on the ‘back road’ or Ara Metua, finishing with a fresh fruit ice cream. This tour is suitable for all ages and is family friendly: so long as you can comfortably walk and have equipment for taking small children if applicable, then this guided tour will be perfect for you. This tour provides you with the opportunity to really experience and learn more about Rarotonga, it’s people, way of life, environment and so on, while sharing a few laughs with your group and tour guide. Each walk is tailored to your interests: you decide what interests you most and your guide while incorporate that into your tour.
Rarotonga International Arrivals Seat in Coach Transfer
Arrive in Rarotonga to the warm welcome of Raro Tours. You will receive a fresh flower ei (garland) and a chilled bottle of water on arrival, followed by a comfortable ride to your accommodation in one of our air conditioned buses. Transfers are available to all major accommodations on Rarotonga and children welcome when accompanied by an adult.
'On the Truck' Tours & Private Group Transport
'On the truck' tours / private passenger transport is all about what YOU want to see and do. We only take a maximum of 8 passengers, and operate tours that are 3 hours long, from either 4pm (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) or 3pm (Sunday) (or by special arrangement). We can take you on a tour of some of the best cocktail spots / beach bars, stop off for food, or you may want to visit important cultural and historical sights around the island (or do a bit of each!). It really is up to you what you would like to do and as with all of our tours, we will do our best to make the experience as special as possible for your tour group.
Half-Day Rarotonga Private Scenic Island Excursion
The Private Scenic Island Excursion is an exclusive and more personal tour of our island paradise that you will enjoy from the comfort of a private car or van with your knowledgeable tour guide. It is not only a luxurious way to experience Rarotonga but you will also have the flexibility to stop along the way for any photo opportunities, a comfort stop, or for any shopping that you might like to do.
VIP Departure Transfer from Hotel to Rarotonga Airport
Cook Islands Tours believes that first and last impressions are important in how a visitor remembers their holiday. Hence we offer unique meet and greet for all International Arrival and Departure Transfers. On arrival you are greeted at our Cook Islands Tours Desk with a fresh flower Ei (Fresh Flower Necklace) and escorted to your transfer bus where you are provided with a refreshing towellette and a cool bottle of water. For departure you will receive a shell Ei as a parting gift from our team at Cook Islands Tours to keep as a souvenir to remember your holiday to the beautiful island of Rarotonga. This is a seat in coach service.