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10 Things to do in Rarotonga

1. Storytelling Cycle Tour of Rarotonga
A cycle tour with a difference; local guides share compelling tales about the rich history of this tiny island paradise while cycling the back roads, rough tracks and rugged lanes of Rarotonga. (Designed to suit most riding abilities and fitness levels.)

2. Sunset Cultural Show
Experience a cultural feast of Cook Islands' entertainment at Highland Paradise. Enjoy a show of drumming, singing, dancing, weaving, carving, medicine making, storytelling and umu feasting.

3. Inland Safari
Head out in a 4x4 over mountains and across streams, as you explore Rarotonga's hidden natural beauty. Encounter panoramic views, ancient sites and historical landmarks.

4. Saturday Morning Market
Te Punanga Nui Saturday markets provide a colourful fusion of local fruit & vegetables, flowers, crafts & cultural performing groups too!

5. Lagoon Cruise
Explore the crystal clear waters of Muri Lagoon in a glass bottom boat and get up close and personal to the marine reserve. Snorkel with giant clams and colourful fish, then enjoy a BBQ lunch.

6. Stand Up Paddle Boarding
If you haven't tried Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP), it's time you did. Easy and fun for everyone, it's the ideal way to explore the calm and clear waters in Muri Lagoon. 

7. Flightseeing Tour
20 minute scenic flight around Rarotonga includes on board commentary and a view to die for. 

8. In Lagoon Snorkeling
Beautiful Titikaveka beach offers some of the best snorkelling in Rarotonga. Enjoy clear waters, amazing coral and abundant marine life.

9. Progressive Dining Experience
Encounter true Cook Island cuisine when you visit a local village and enjoy a 5-hour wine and dining experience at 3 island style homes. It's an evening filled with storytelling, music and good food.

10. Cross Island Walk with Pa
Explore Rarotonga's rugged terrain as you cross over the island with Pa. Hike up the valley & enjoy a swim in Wigmore's Waterfall afterwards.

*Story courtesy: Royale Takitumu