Activities, Tours & Attractions
There are many things to do in Rarotonga. And the fact that Raro is a relatively small island they are all within minutes of Makayla Palms.
Fun, Cultural, Water-sports, Adventure, Fishing, The Arts, Sightseeing & Day Tours.
There are a great variety of things to do in Rarotonga, as listed below.
Raro Safari Tour Rarotonga
Get off the beaten track and visit places that only a 4WD can go. Rarotonga’s premium soft adventure tour is one of the things to do in Rarotonga that caters for all ages and those with disabilities.
Visit mountain tops and enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the lagoon and sweeping valleys. Head inland and see how our ancestors lived. Stop for a refreshing tropical lunch while enjoying a breathtaking lagoon view.
Private Island Tour Rarotonga
An island tour of Rarotonga is an excellent way to begin your Cook Island holiday. Your local guide will share a wealth of information about the island, its people, history and culture. Lunch at the iconic Tamarind House is optional.
Highland Paradise Cultural Centre Rarotonga
Experience the cultural beauty of Rarotonga with award winning Highland Paradise. Include in your Rarotonga accommodation package a one hour cultural experience on the marae , a traditional floor show with all the beautiful dancing and the drumming of the Cook Islands and an underground cooked (umu) dinner with a complimentary cocktail drink. A bar is available.
Scenic Flight Rarotonga
A high wing Cessna operates on demand with a minimum of three passengers and is a great experience to see the inland of Rarotonga, the reef and you will fly all around the island, crossing a couple of times.
Koka Lagoon Cruise Rarotonga
This is a fantastic thing to do in Rarotonga. It’s an experience for everyone and highly recommended. Cruise the lagoon with local lads in an eco conscious glass bottom lagoon boat in the stunning Muri lagoon. Swim, snorkel and see clams (sometimes turtles too) and a myriad of tropical fish Your friendly guides will ensure an entertaining and enjoyable Cook Island experience. Enjoy a delicious fish BBQ lunch with tropical salads on Koromiri island.
Pa’s Cross Island Trek Rarotonga
Take the track through Rarotonga’s rugged mountains and enjoy learning about the flora and fauna of the island, including how plants are used for cooking, medicines and dyes. Your guide, Pa offers an entertaining commentary. Your trek includes transfers and a light lunch.
Night Life Tour Rarotonga
Get on the bus with Going Troppo while on vacation and be taken on the party bus around Rarotonga’s night spots. A good night out, good value and delivered safely home to your Rarotonga accommodation.
Horse Riding Rarotonga
Two hour trek on horseback around southern parts of Rarotonga including a leisurely ride at the waters edge of the lagoon.
Diving in Rarotonga will take you on a journey through the Cook Islands wonderful underwater world and is available for beginners to experienced divers. Scuba and Padi courses available too.
Takitumu Conservation Walk Rarotonga
This is a gentle guided walk through the forest. A unique Cook Islands eco tourism venture which is managed by the landowners. The profits help support and ensure the survival of the endangered birds of Rarotonga. Lunch is included.
Pamper Session Rarotonga
Indulge yourself while on holiday in the beautiful Cook Islands. At your Rarotonga accommodation enjoy a massage, a manicure and/or pedicure or have your hair done in the gazebo or the privacy of your villa… OR all three! Relax and enjoy!
Progressive Dinner Rarotonga
Include in your accommodation package the only opportunity you will have to go in three local homes. You will be picked up at your Cook Islands holiday accommodation and be transported around for a unique dining opportunity to experience local food and Cook Island families.
Kite Surfing Lessons/Paddle boarding Rarotonga
The Cook Islands is a perfect place to learn to kite surf or paddle board. Enjoy the beautiful lagoon, the sunshine and with all the equipment supplied for your water experience. A great holiday activity if water sports are your passion.
Charlie’s Paddleboard, Kayak Hire and Café
Standup paddleboards, single and tandem kayaks, snorkel, mask and fin hire, private reef tours, night tours and night boarding. Super- bright LED lights shine deep into the water around and below your board, creating the sensation of paddling on a disc of light. PFD jackets are available for both adults and children.
Fishing Charter Rarotonga
Choose to fish on your own or with a group. All of the fishing and safety gear is supplied, enjoy spectacular views of the Cook Islands and great fishing with experienced locals.
Mini golf catering for all ages. Serves fresh and yummy food at their on site café Open 10am to 10pm. Great for families and adults alike!
Coconut Tours Rarotonga
Choose from a Quad Bike Adventure or an Island Buggy Explorer Adventure. Journey through the rugged mountain terrains of Rarotonga on the quad bike or take a drive in the island buggy through the back roads of Rarotonga. Both tours are directed by experienced tour guides and can easily be included in your Cook Islands accommodation package.