5 days in Southern Cook Islands Itinerary

5 days in Southern Cook Islands Itinerary

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5 days in Southern Cook Islands Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Avarua, Rarotonga
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h
2
Aitutaki
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Avarua, Rarotonga

Avarua ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Rock Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Aroa Marine Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Bergman & Sons, enjoy the sand and surf at Muri Lagoon, and then kick back and relax at Titikaveka Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Avarua trip itinerary planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Avarua is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Cook Is. Time (CKT), which is usually a -20 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Avarua at 34°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Avarua

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rarotonga, Titikaveka Beach
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Black Rock Beach ©
Black Rock Beach
Titikaveka Beach ©
Titikaveka Beach
Muri Lagoon ©
Muri Lagoon

1
night
Aitutaki

Aitutaki ©
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Maungapu and then stroll through O'otu Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Aitutaki online journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Avarua to Aitutaki with the Route module. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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O'otu Beach ©
O'otu Beach
Aitutaki Lagoon ©
Aitutaki Lagoon
Mount Maungapu ©
Mount Maungapu