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About Rarotonga
Rarotonga is the most populous island of the Cook Islands, located in the South Pacific Ocean.

In Avarua, the capital of the Cook Islands, you will find souvenir and craft shops, jewellery stores carrying the region's black pearls, restaurants and supermarkets.

On Saturdays, the Punanganui Market in Avarua has arts and crafts, clothing, fresh fruits and vegetables and the chance to sample some local cuisine such as coconut rolls and 'ika mata' (marinated raw fish).

Muri Beach, on the southeast coast is the island's busiest beach. The shallow lagoon here is good for swimming and snorkelling - many areas are protected marine reserves.

Book a guided safaris and hike through the rainforest and visit Wigmore's Waterfall.

Take a circle island tour along the Ara Tapu, a centuries-old coastal road paved with volcanic rock.

There are some good scuba diving spots just off the reef with wreck dives and an abundance of marine life.

Ngatangiia Harbour is a public park and a good spot to photograph the harbour area and mountains which rise above it.

There is a 9 hole golf course at the Rarotongan Golf Club.

To learn more about Cook Islands history and culture, visit Cook Islands Cultural Village, which features 9 thatched huts, depicting different aspect of island life.

Vegetables, fish and fruit are the staples of Rarotongan cuisine. Options include fish and chips, Indian (lamb, beef, seafood and chicken curries), salads and pizzas.
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Cruise ships anchor in Avatiu Harbour, on the northern side of the island and tender passengers ashore.

Tour operators usually set up at the tender dock and there are a few shops and takeaway stands nearby. The main town of Avarua is within walking distance (around 15 minutes) and offers more choice.

Car hire and scooters are both available.

There is a bus stop at Cook's Corner in town, stops include the golf club and a waterfall.

A handful of taxis usually line up at the dock, agree a price if there is no meter.
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