8 days in Rarotonga Itinerary

8 days in Rarotonga Itinerary

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Muri

— 7 nights
Raratonga's lagoon measures widest and deepest around Muri, attracting large numbers of tourists to swim, snorkel, dive, and boat in the turquoise water filled with tropical sea life.
Muri is known for nightlife, spas, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Raro Buggy Tours, kick back and relax at Titikaveka Beach, stroll through Muri Lagoon, and see some colorful creatures with Pacific Divers.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Muri online tour planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Muri is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 22 hours traveling from Auckland to Muri. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in January: high temperatures in Muri hover around 34°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Muri

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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Rarotonga travel guide

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Concerts & Shows · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
The center of Rarotonga is a mass of peaks and ridges, closely thatched with dense jungle. Around the outer edge of the island, between verdant bush and pristine white beaches, you'll find a scattering of hotels and resorts; restaurants, bars, and cafes; paw paw patches and fields of taro, mango, and bananas. Explore the unspoiled scenery of the interior, or relax wholeheartedly into the laid-back Islander way of life. There are two bus routes--clockwise and counterclockwise around the island--and the buses stop on demand, allowing you to get around with ease (if at a sedate place). Encircled by a sheltering coral reef, the crystal clear waters surrounding the island are calm and perfect for fishing, swimming, diving, paddling, snorkeling, or simply splashing about. Rarotonga also serves as the gateway to the rest of the Cook Islands, with tiny traditional communities, ancient caves, uninhabited islets, and sandy atolls to discover.