8 days in Rarotonga Itinerary

8 days in Rarotonga Itinerary

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8 days in Rarotonga Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Melbourne


Avarua ©
Avarua is known for shopping, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Titikaveka Beach, admire the natural beauty at Maire Nui Botanical Gardens, get in on the family fun at Cocoputt, and hunt for treasures at Punanga Nui.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Avarua visit planning website .

Melbourne, Australia to Avarua is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Cook Is. Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: high temperatures in Avarua hover around 34°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Avarua

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rarotonga, Muri, Titikaveka Beach
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Titikaveka Beach ©
Titikaveka Beach
Muri Lagoon ©
Muri Lagoon
Cocoputt ©