Activities and fun things to do in Rarotonga

Mini golf - things to do in Rarotonga

Things to do in Rarotonga

Rarotonga offers many things to do and fun activities for everyone. If you are into golf, Rarotonga has its own Golf Club with 18 hole golf course and is open to casual golfers. In addition, there also two Minigolf courses on Rarotonga. Should you travel in a group and seek adrenaline, you can have a game of paintball or laser tag.

Island exploration

If you want to explore the islands interior, you can join our Raemaru Mountain Treks or explore the island on your own. Rarotonga has many valley walks waiting to be explored. Furthermore, there are mountain hikes to the peaks of pretty much all of Rarotonga’s mountains. Just make sure you check the weather forecast and let somebody know where you will be going and when you expect to be back.

Mountain trek activities in Rarotonga

For those who prefer wheels, you can explore Rarotonga on a guided bicycle tour. You can also discover the island with your rental vehicle or you can sit back and relax and let others do the driving. There are different island discovery and safari tours available on Rarotonga. You can also go on a quad bike or buggy tour and get an adrenaline rush while discovering the islands backyard.

In case you want to see the underwater world without getting wet, Rarotonga’s semi-submersible offers tours out of the harbour to the wreck of the R.M.S. Maitai and its surrounding reef. Alternatively, you can enjoy the underwater world inside the lagoon from a glass bottom boat on one of the lagoon cruises out of Muri Beach.

Cook Islands Island Night in Rarotonga

Cultural Island Night in Rarotonga

If you are interested in local culture, traditions, food and Cook Islands dance and drumming, you should definitely attend one of the famous Island Nights in Rarotonga. During an Island Night you will feast on traditional Cook Islands food and enjoy a spectacular show filled with enchanting Cook Islands drumming and dancing.

The two main Island Night shows are at Highland Paradise and Te Vara Nui Village. However, many of the bigger hotels such as the Edgewater Resort, The Rarotongan Beach Resort and Pacific Resort, all host traditional island nights.

Fishing in Rarotonga

If you are into fishing, Rarotonga is the right place for you. There are many game fishing charters in Rarotonga to catch tuna, mahi-mahi, wahoo and marlin. Some charters also offer bottom fishing and there are even charters that take you out at night to catch maroro (flying fish).

Fishing Charters in Rarotonga

Akura Fishing Charters is one of the bigger fishing charter operators on Rarotonga with multiple fishing vessels of different sizes. Some of the best known local fishing legends work for Akura. No matter what type of fishing you are into and how many are in your group, you can’t go wrong with these guys.

Wahoo Fishing Charters provide fun and informative fishing experiences. During your charter, Wayne and his crew will look after you and keep you entertained.

Reelaxing Fishing Charters offer fishing trips for small groups and individuals. Corey and his crew are super friendly and you will have a great time catching fish with them, no matter whether you are into trawling, bottom fishing or spearfishing.

Visit the outer islands

Dive Aitutaki - Bubbles Below

Even though many people think of Rarotonga when they talk about the Cook Islands, there is much more to the country than just the main island. The outer islands all offer wonderful, unique holiday experiences. The islands of Aitutaki, Atiu, Mangaia, Mitiaro and Mauke in the Southern Cook Islands are all easily accessible by plane from Rarotonga.

Diving in the outer Cook Islands

If you are planning a trip in Aitutaki, why not go for a dive with Dive Aitutaki – Bubbles Below while you are there. Onu and his team also offers whale watching trips during whale season.