Activities In the Cook Islands

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Highland Paradise
Highland Paradise is a historic settlement on the hillsides of Maungaroa. Tours take you amongst the lush gardens, village remains, replica are's (houses), historical areas of great significance and towering native trees.

Tour Times: 10.00 am
Open: 9.00 am - 3.00 pm Monday - Saturday
Sunset Cultural Show: Wednesday

Safari and Scenic Tours
Discover Rarotonga with Raro Safari Tours

Te Vara Nui Village
  • Cultural Village Tours
  • Island Shows "Ura Po" with Umu Feast
  • Waterfall Restaurants
  • Botanical Gardens

Water Activities - Diving - Fishing Charters

Dive Rarotonga Arorangi Pacific ExpeditionsAvatiu HarbourThe Dive CentreAroa
Pacific Divers Muri Cook Island DiversArorangiAkura Fishing ChartersRarotonga
Pacific Marine Charters Rarotonga Seafari ChartersRarotonga Captain Tamas Lagoon CruiseMuri

Diving In Rarotonga

Visit the Whale Research Centre on Rarotonga

  • Exhibit Centre: spend an hour or more exploring our over comprehensive exhibits including live creatures and ‘hands on’ display.
  • Souvenir Shop: jewellery and carvings, Tshirts, singlets and hats, toys and activities, Whale Photos and Cards, Fish posters, underwater slates and cameras, Stickers, Pens, Key Rings and Can Coolers….
  • CafĂ©: Great Espresso Coffee, wide selection of Teas and Cold Drinks, Ice blocks and Milk shakes, Whale ginger biscuits, Muffins, Coconut Slice, Quiche & Salad, Pizza Bread, Snacks, Grilled Sandwiches and the Best Fresh Sandwiches, even Nutella or Vegemite for the kids!
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • WIFI Hotspot and E-Service Sales
  • Children friendly/activities and toy box
  • Customer Toilet
Whale Watching 

Humpback whales visit the Cook Islands from July to October and come right up to the reef which in places is just 10 metres from shore. The best place to view the whales from land is where the fringing reef is closest to the shoreline - on Rarotonga this is along the west coast of Rarotonga at Black Rock and on the north coast of Rarotonga, particularly at Paradise Inn. Other great viewing areas include Atiu, Mangaia, Mauke and Mitiaro where the fringing reef comes right up to the coastline - this is where the humpback whales like to play and scratch themselves.

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