There’s so much choice when it comes to things to do in Rarotonga, so we’ve compiled our picks for the top tours that the island has to offer including their prices, to help you enjoy your stay to the fullest.
Koka Lagoon Cruise
One of the most popular things to do in Rarotonga is to explore the lagoon on a glass bottom boat while being entertained by your guide’s local knowledge and ukulele playing. You’ll be able to jump off the boat to go snorkelling and will be given a fresh lunch on Koromiri island in Muri Lagoon. The price of a cruise is $79 per adult, visit their website for more information and to book.
Aitutaki Day Tour
Aitutaki is an incredibly beautiful island, even more remote and untouched than Rarotonga and a day tour to the island is an unforgettable thing to do in Rarotonga. It includes airport transfers, flights, a cruise, snorkelling, and lunch. Available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Air Raro with a price of NZ$495. Call 22 888 or visit Air Raro for more information.
Te Vara Nui
If you’d like to experience island dancing, Te Vara Nui offers dinner and a show, island style. Expect Maori legends brought to life through song and fire dancing over a buffet dinner, with a few laughs and some audience participation thrown in. There are a few shows each week and the cost is $115 per person. Call 24 006 to book.
For an outdoor activity that will get you off the beaten track, explore the island by bicycle with the help of a local guide. Cycle, learn, lunch and swim. Tours are priced at $75 each, call 23 450 or visit their website.
For a relaxed thing to do in Rarotonga, check out the home of our local beer at Rarotonga Brewery. Tours are free and very casual and are given Monday to Friday at 11am and 12pm, or sometimes if you just drop in and ask. The brewer will explain the process of making the beers, show you the brewing vats and give you some samples to try at their bar. It lasts about 20 minutes and is good fun. Call 26657 to book.
Kick off your night with a fun thing to do in Rarotonga by going cocktail hopping on electric tuk-tuks. Tours start at $45, call 28 687 or 53 686.
To help you get the most out of your trip to Rarotonga, check out our other recommendations including:
Things to do in Rarotonga that Don’t Cost a Thing
The Best Casual Places to Eat in Rarotonga
How to Get Around Rarotonga
And tips on How to be a Responsible Visitor to our Island.