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HELLO COOK ISLANDS If you’re looking for a tropical island getaway, the idyllic Cook Islands might just be the perfect destination. You’ll find this stunning collection of 15 islands, located in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. With inviting beaches lapped by crystal clear waters, warm weather year round and locals waiting to give you a ‘Kia Orana’ welcome, The Cooks are a little piece of paradise. From the blue lagoons in Rarotonga to the pristine white beaches of Aitutaki, there is something for everyone. Cruise around the islands, hike to spectacular waterfalls, try any number of watersports or relax by the pool with a refreshing cocktail. These fascinating islands offer a truly magical experience complete with Polynesian culture and hospitality. As passionate and experienced travel professionals, we understand what goes into creating great holidays. For a holiday you’ll remember and want to tell everyone about, chat with your local Helloworld Travel agent today. Muri Lagoon, Rarotonga Wigmore Waterfalls, Rarotonga Image Cover: Honeymoon Island, Aitutaki Valid 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019. Image This Page: Muri Lagoon, Rarotonga
Contents Navigating This Brochure 4 Travel Tips 6 Top 10 Things To Do 8 Planning Your Cook Islands Holiday 10 Holiday Packages 12 Weddings 14 Rarotonga 16 Aitutaki 42 Outer Islands 48 Accommodation Index 50 Booking Conditions 51 3
Navigating This Brochure Let Helloworld Travel inspire you to discover these fantastic destinations Accommodation Ratings Australia The ratings featured in this brochure will provide ADELAIDE & SOUTH AUSTRALIA GOLD COAST THE KIMBERLEY BROOME • STATIONS & WILDERNESS CAMPS • CRUISING MELBOURNE MELBOURNE & VICTORIA & VICTORIA NORTHERN TERRITORY a general indication of the standard of accommodation and may alter throughout the year due to a change of circumstance. These are our views and are not related to any other rating system. We recommend checking with your travel consultant to find the accommodation that best suits your needs and budget. 2018 - 2019 2018 - 2019 2018 - 2019 2018 - 2019 2018 - 2019 Budget standard of PERTH & THE WEST COAST QUEENSLAND ISLANDS & WHITSUNDAYS QUEENSLAND SUNSHINE COAST & BRISBANE SYDNEY & NEW SOUTH WALES ¿¿ RAIL HOLIDAYS accommodation and facilities MARGARET RIVER • NINGALOO REEF • GOLDEN OUTBACK INCLUDING SOUTHERN GREAT BARRIER REEF FRASER COAST • SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND COUNTRY CANBERRA • NORFOLK ISLAND • LORD HOWE ISLAND Comfortable standard of ¿¿¿ accommodation and facilities Superior standard of ¿¿¿¿ accommodation and facilities 2018 - 2019 2018 - 2019 2018 - 2019 2018 - 2019 2018 - 2019 Deluxe standard of TROPICAL NORTH ¿¿¿¿¿ TASMANIA accommodation and facilities QUEENSLAND INCLUDING OUTBACK QUEENSLAND ¯ Denotes additional half rating Pricing Guide 2018 - 2019 2018 - 2019 Prices in this brochure are based on the lowest available price at the time of print and are a guide only. All prices are subject to availability and International subject to change due to factors such as currency CANADA CENTRAL EUROPE fluctuations, taxes or seasonal surcharges. AFRICA ARABIAN PENINSULA BALI & ALASKA & SCANDINAVIA Accommodation ‘From’ prices are per person per night twin share using the lead-in room type in low season based on the length of stay indicated on the individual property listing. A minimum stay is generally required. Where a price for more than a one night stay is featured, the nights must be taken 2018 - 2019 2018 2018 - 2019 2018 - 2019 2018 consecutively. Ask your travel consultant for the best price COOK ISLANDS FIJI HAWAI‘I HONG KONG ITALY & CHINA available, other room types or travel dates and refer FRANCE • GREECE • SPAIN • PORTUGAL to the inside back cover for our complete booking conditions. What the Symbols mean 2018 - 2019 2018 - 2019 2018 - 2019 2018 - 2019 2018 Properties offering free Wi-Fi access in common areas PACIFIC ISLANDS SINGAPORE NEW ZEALAND SOUTH AMERICA THAILAND and rooms. SAMOA • AMERICAN SAMOA • TAHITI • VANUATU • TONGA • NIUE • NEW CALEDONIA & MALAYSIA Properties offering in-room disabled facilities. Properties offering facilities catering for families, which may include kids club, family rooms, 2018 - 2019 2018 - 2019 2018 - 2019 2018 - 2019 2018 - 2019 child menus, highchairs and cots. A special bonus offer (e.g. UK & IRELAND USA VIETNAM, CAMBODIA & LAOS sparkling wine) is available if you are celebrating your honeymoon. Details must be provided at the time of booking. Properties featuring the Luxury Collection symbol, in our view, 2018 2018 - 2019 2018 - 2019 provide an exceptional standard of accommodation, facilities and service. Our Specialty Collection NO W - BOOK L Buy Now Book Later tour options Maldives Unique Rail Journeys Signature Collection Weddings & Honeymns give the flexibility to pay for ‘must AT BUY STUNNING BEACHES • CRYSTAL CLEAR LAGOONS LUXURY AND ICONIC TRAIN JOURNEYS IDYLLIC LUXURY • EXCLUSIVE HIDEAWAYS ER BUY TER do’ tours before you travel and LA OW K N - BOO book when you arrive. Just pick the day that suits you and call us up to 24 hours in advance to book. 4 LUXURY 2017 – 2018 LUXURY 2018 – 2019 LUXURY 2018 – 2019 2018 – 2019 COLLECTION COLLECTION COLLECTION
Travel Tips Pacific Resort Aitutaki How to Get There Currency BY AIR Qantas operate flights from Brisbane, The New Zealand Dollar is the official unit of currency Events & Public Holidays Sydney and Melbourne and seasonally from Perth in the Cook Islands. ATMs are located around to Auckland and Jetstar operate connections to Rarotonga and Aitutaki and EFTPOS is available at April Rarotonga. Jetstar also fly from Sydney, Melbourne, some hotels and stores. All major credit cards are Adelaide and Gold Coast to Auckland with Anzac Day 25th widely accepted. connections to Rarotonga. Connecting flights from Te Mire Ura – Dancer of the Year, all major Australian cities are available. Visas & Passports Rarotonga 27th Apr-10th May Direct flights operate once a week from Sydney to All travellers must carry a passport valid for at least Rarotonga with Air New Zealand. Connecting flights six months beyond the date of departure. Travellers Aitutaki Marathon 30th Apr-4th May from all major Australian cities are available. Virgin must also hold a return or onward ticket. Australia fly from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane A visa is not required for stays of up to 31 days. May and Gold Coast via Auckland to Rarotonga and Travel advice is available from the Australian seasonally from Christchurch to Rarotonga. International Triathlon, Rarotonga TBC Government at smarttraveller.gov.au. Air Rarotonga operates flights between Rarotonga Cook Islands Bowls and Aitutaki three to four times daily. Air Rarotonga Tipping & Bargaining Carnival 15th-23rd May also operates direct flights from Rarotonga to Atiu Tipping is not customary in the Cook Islands, and Mangaia three days a week and Mitiaro two days however you will not offend for rewarding good a week. A direct flight operates between Aitutaki and service. Bargaining is not encouraged and may June Atiu three days a week. See page 17 for details. Opera in Rarotonga 1st-2nd cause offence. FLIGHT DURATION Queen’s Birthday 4th FROM / TO RAROTONGA SYDNEY Weather Guide Aitutaki 50 mins – The Cook Islands are warm and sunny all year, with Atiu 45 mins – a dry season from April to November. December to July Mangaia 40 mins – March is warmer and more humid. Ra o te Ui Ariki (House of Ariki) 6th Mitiaro 50 mins – Rarotonga Rarotonga – 6 hrs 10 mins Whale Watching Season Jul-Oct The above table shows flight durations for direct flights only. Temperature Average (Max.°C) Connecting flights from other destinations are also available. J F M A M J J A S O N D Te Maeva Nui – Constitution Times are a guide only and subject to change. 29 29 29 28 27 26 25 25 25 26 27 28 Celebrations 27th Jul-4th Aug DRIVING If hiring a car or scooter, the standard left Rainfall Average (mm) hand rule applies to driving in the Cook Islands. J F M A M J J A S O N D August The maximum speed limit in villages and towns is 230 252 275 202 152 127 101 127 127 126 152 202 40km/h, with 50km/h in less populated areas. Constitution Day 6th If hiring a car a current Australian driver’s licence is Internet Manureva Aquafest, Aitutaki TBC required. If hiring a scooter, a current Cook Islands Internet services are relatively slow in the Cook driver’s licence is required which can be obtained from the police station on Rarotonga or Aitutaki. Islands and most properties apply an additional September charge for use of their Wi-Fi facilities, payable direct. Compulsory theory, practical, handling and skills Round Raro Road Race 20th-27th tests are required at a cost of NZD90. Once you have Electricity passed a fee of NZD20 applies for a Cook Islands visitor driver’s licence which is valid for 30 days. 240V 50Hz. October National Gospel Day 26th Etiquette Dress modestly when outside your hotel or resort and cover up before leaving the beach. If you are visiting November a church it is recommended to dress conservatively. Te Mire Tiare Flower Festival, Rarotonga23rd-30th Language Vaka Eiva – Canoe Paddling Festival, Cook Islands Maori is the official language and most Rarotonga23rd-30th people also speak English. TBC –- Dates Dates for for this this event event were were yet yet toto be be confirmed confirmed atat the the time time ofof printing. printing. 6
Cook Islands INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT REGIONAL AIRPORT N SAMOA VANUATU FIJI NIUE TONGA COOK ISLANDS NEW CALEDONIA RAROTONGA International Date Line BRISBANE NORFOLK ISLAND AUSTRALIA SYDNEY TASMAN SEA AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND PENRHYN RAKAHANGA PUKAPUKA MANIHIKI NORTHERN GROUP NASSAU SUWARROW PACIFIC OCEAN PALMERSTON AITUTAKI MANUAE MITIARO TAKUTEA SOUTHERN GROUP ATIU MAUKE RAROTONGA MANGAIA 7
Top 10 Things To Do 1 Aitutaki Lagoon 1. Aitutaki Lagoon Tick Aitutaki Lagoon off your bucket list. With its sparkling turquoise water dotted with 15 motu (islets) and emerald green main island, it is one of the most magnificent lagoons in the world. Be sure to mail a postcard at the world’s smallest post office on motu Tapuaetai (One Foot Island). See pages 19, 43. 2. Water Adventures The Cook Islands are an aquatic playground with a wide range of watersports on offer. Snorkel in the crystal lagoons inside the reef and find an 2 Muri Lagoon, Rarotonga abundance of coral and fish. Try you hand at stand-up paddle boarding or grab a kayak and head to a deserted motu. On Rarotonga, hire a windsurfer, kite board or catamaran and find your way to Muri Lagoon. 3. Cultural Performances Be captivated by the natural charm of the Cook Islanders. Listen to the beat of the drums and be amazed by the fire dancers at a fun cultural show. Combine this with a traditional Polynesian feast (umu kai) for an unforgettable experience. See pages 18, 20. 3 Cultural Performances 4. Scuba Diving Dive with the friendly Aitutaki turtles, who love to have their tummies scratched! Fantastic visibility and incredible coral reefs teeming with marine life make the Cooks one of the most sought after diving spots in the South Pacific. See page 43. 5. Mountain Treks Join an accredited guide and navigate Rarotonga’s Cross Island Trek to the rugged rainforest interior, see Wigmore’s Waterfall and spectacular views from the iconic landmark, The Needle. On Aitutaki hike to the top of Mt Maungapu and be rewarded with panoramic 4 Diving, Aitutaki 5 Wigmore’s Waterfall, Rarotonga views. See page 18. 8
6. Take Time Out The Cooks is one of the most relaxing destinations on earth. Set your body clock to island time and relax with a cocktail as you soak up the sun. Indulge in a spa treatment or rejuvenating massage at one of the many day spas located within the resorts in Rarotonga or Aitutaki. See pages 24, 27, 31, 35 to 38, 45, 46. 7. Arts, Crafts & Black Pearls Handcrafts are highly prized in the Cooks. Among the best-known souvenirs are the intricately woven rito hats, brightly coloured pareu (sarongs) and wooden carvings. Don’t miss the colourful 6 Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa, Aitutaki 7 The Emporium, Titikaveka Punanga Nui markets, every Saturday morning in Avarua, Rarotonga. Visit The Emporium in Titikaveka for modern handcrafted designs including Cook Island Pearls. The most romantic souvenir is the cultured black pearl. 8. Visit a Traditional Village Gain insight into the Cook Islands’ culture with a visit to a traditional village. See traditional Maori methods of cooking, farming, medicine, fishing, carving and costume making. See pages 18, 20, 43. 9. Cast a Line 9 Bone Fishing, Aitutaki With translucent waters, tropical temperatures and pristine reefs, the Cook Islands are an angler’s paradise. Drop a line from a kayak, try your hand at bone fishing or venture into the deep blue beyond the reef to chase yellow fin tuna, mahi mahi or wahoo. See page 18, 20. 10. Attend Sunday Mass with the Locals Spend a Sunday like the locals and receive a warm Cook Islands welcome in one of the local Christian churches on Rarotonga or Aitutaki. Feel your heart sing along with the amazing harmonies of the congregation. 8 Coconut Tree Climbing Demonstration 10 Sunday Mass in Rarotonga 9
Planning Your Cook Islands Holiday Aitutaki Lagoon Choosing Your Cook Islands Accommodation The Cook Islands offer an accommodation option for every type of holiday – from a family friendly escape to a romantic getaway or even a wedding. We’ve highlighted a few of our favourite resorts and hotels by the type of experience they offer, to help you choose the Cook Islands holiday that best suits your needs. Family Friendly Romantic Getaway • Club Raro Resort • Aitutaki Escape • The Edgewater Resort & Spa • Crown Beach Resort & Spa • Lagoon Breeze Villas • Crystal Blue Lagoon Luxury Villas • Little Polynesian Resort • Muri Beachcomber • Manuia Beach Resort • Nautilus Resort • Royale Takitumu • Pacific Resort Aitukaki • Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa • Pacific Resort Rarotonga • Tamanu Beach • The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa • Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa Weddings • Te Vakaroa Villas • The Edgewater Resort & Spa Adults Only • Muri Beach Club Hotel • Aitutaki, Lagoon Resort & Spa • Nautilus Resort • Crown Beach Resort & Spa • Pacific Resort Rarotonga • Muri Beach Club Hotel • The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa • Royale Takitumu • Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach • Sea Change Villas • Sunset Resort Luxury Collection • Aitutaki Escape • Pacific Resort Aitutaki • Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa • Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa 10
Dining in the Cook Islands The Cook Islands is renowned for its traditional Polynesian cuisine made from the freshest seafood and local produce. Rarotonga has over 50 restaurants and bars and Aitutaki has great dining either in the hotels or local restaurants. To tempt your taste buds here are just a few of our favourites. Rarotonga this new dining option offers world class fine dining taking fire as its inspiration. Tamarind House, Tupapa Beachfront colonial home serving the best of international Kikau Hut, Arorangi cuisine with a tropical twist. European food with island flair and excellent service offering a pick-up and drop-off service. Tahiti Café, Tupapa Raw fish, curries and Tahitian flair in a garden setting. The Shipwreck Bar, Aro’a Beachside Inn, Arorangi Try the chips with blue cheese sauce! Has quirky charm, great cocktails and fabulous sunsets. Some must try local dishes... Deli-Licious Café, Muri Waterline Bar and Restaurant, Arorangi Ika Mata: raw fish in coconut milk, this is Known for friendly service, cheap food and Sit on the beach, sip a cocktail and watch the sunset. one of the Cook Island’s national dishes delicious coffee. Coco Latte Café, Titikaveka Po’ke: a banana bake (with coconut – yes LBV, Avarua and Muri Great coffee, good food, divine desserts and one of the there is a theme) French bistro style food with local flair – great pastries! best coconut milkshakes in the world! Rukau: forget spinach, the Cook’s version La Casita, Muri Salt Water Café, Titkaveka made from the leaves of Taro is more If you need a fix of tacos, try out the treats prepared Casual dining at the half-way mark of the island – great delicious! by the Mexican chef. brunches, charming hosts and an amazing view. Curried Eke: Octopus – cooked to Sails, Muri Hidden Spirit Café and Grill – Maire Nui Gardens, Tikioki Located right on the beach with a bar attached, perfection Set in lush tropical gardens – fine wine, fabulous flavours Sails offers Pacific cuisine and lagoon views. and the Lemon Meringue Cheesecake is a must! Goat Renga: if you are lucky enough to find The Moorings, Avana Passage this delicious goat curry in coconut dish, Vaima, Vaimaanga The most amazing fish freshly caught daily, served out don’t miss out! Enjoy the sunset with a cocktail in your hand and of a brightly coloured shipping container complete with Fresh Nu: young coconut, drink the juice feet in the sand. a view! every day for health and vitality – it’s better 21.3 Vaiana Bistro and Bar The Flying Boat, Game Fishing Club, Tupapa than any sports drink Beachfront bar offering burgers and fish and chips that Tempura style battered fish to perfection, you’ll both locals and tourists love. be hooked! Café Salsa, Avarua Delicious breakfast through to dinner in this local hangout. Aitutaki Tupuna’s Hula Bar, Avarua Charming and delicious with fish a speciality. Ideal place to watch whales and enjoy all day everyday happy hour with some fast food options. Koru Café Delicious food, attentive hosts – great brunches! Trader Jack’s, Avarua Hampers prepared for lagoon adventurers. A chance to drink with the locals. Great seafood, island specialities, pizzas in the restaurant or bar and open The Boatshed until late. A local watering hole with Asian cuisine. Coco Putt Ale House, Arorangi Puffy’s Restaurant and bar attached to a mini golf range and Casual local restaurant serving delicious fresh fish. known for its Sunday night barbecues. Aitutaki Game Fishing Club Flambe, Arorangi The bar where the locals hang out from Wednesday Taking the place of Windjammer at Crown Beach Resort, to Saturday. 11
Holiday Packages HOLIDAY PACKAGES Aitutaki Lagoon Planning a holiday to the Cook Islands is easy with our selection of great holiday packages. Created exclusively for you, these packages feature a choice of accommodation options and local experiences in the most popular locations. If you’re looking for the best holiday at the best price, our package deals are a fantastic way to discover the Cook Islands. 5 Night The Edgewater Resort & Spa Family Safari LID AY PA C KAG From price based on 5 nights package (includes 2 free nights) for 2 adults and 2 children 2 to 11 years, valid 1 Nov 18 – 31 Mar 19. (RAR) From $ 1349 * HO ES per family EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU Bring the family together at Edgewater Resort & Spa. The white sand beach and HO ES LID G AY PA C K A tropical waters of the sunset coast mean there’s no shortage of activities. Each morning friendly reception staff put up a daily programme for the Edgewater resort activities, which include island tours, trips to the local markets and snorkelling in the lagoon. Activities and adventures for all ages – that’s what makes Edgewater Rarotonga a great destination for families. The Coconut Kids Club is free to all kids aged 4 to 12, so parents can relax – safe in the knowledge that the kids are being supervised by the experienced team at the kids club. Includes: • 5 nights accommodation in a Garden Room at The Edgewater Resort & Spa • Tropical breakfast daily • On-site cultural activities daily • Island Night dinner and show for 2 adults on one evening • One 60 minute massage per room Note: See page 24 for more details on this property. BONUS: FREE Night Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 3, valid 1 Nov 18 – 31 Mar 19. FREE Coconut Kids Club for children 4 to 12 years. FREE snack pack, includes 6 bottles of beer and 2 bottles of Piccolo bubbles. FREE use of snorkelling equipment and FREE NZD150 resort credit per stay. 5 Night Luxury Beachfront Bliss LID AY PA C KAG From price based on 5 night package (includes 1 free night), valid 1 – 30 Apr, 1 – 23 Dec 18, 4 Jan – 31 Mar 19. (RAR) 1945 * From $ HO ES per person twin share EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU Nautilus Resort epitomises the ideal tropical island escape. Leave the real world HO ES LID G AY PA C K A behind and engage in an island oasis surrounded by the unspoiled beauty of Rarotonga. The thoughtfully designed villas embrace Polynesian design such as a seamless transition from indoor to outdoors, ensuring the ultimate comfort in the tropics. All of the 17 villas boast their own salt water plunge pool and large outdoor furnished deck. Spend your days snorkelling with the tropical fish, exploring the lagoon by kayak or paddleboard, or simply laze by the pool and soak up the sun. At Nautilus Resort embrace the Polynesian experience. Includes: • 5 nights accommodation in a Beachfront Are at Nautilus Resort • Full buffet breakfast daily • One 60 minute couples massage • Concierge service to explore the island of Rarotonga Note: See page 37 for more details on this property. BONUS: FREE bottle of Nautilus Wine on arrival and fruit platter on arrival. FREE Night Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4, valid 1-30 Apr, 1-23 Dec 18, 4 Jan-31 19. 12 * The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Prices are in Australian Dollars and are per person per package twin share, unless otherwise specified. Please refer to page 4 for an explanation of “From” prices and ask your travel agent for our best price.
Holiday Packages HOLIDAY PACKAGES 5 Night Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa Overwater Bungalows Romantic Escape LID AY PA C KAG From price based on 5 night package, valid 1 Apr 18 – 31 Mar 19. (AIT) From $ 5499 * HO ES per person twin share EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU Set on one of the world’s most beautiful lagoons on the private Aitutaki island HO ES LID G AY PA C K A of Motu Akitua, Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa is an absolute island paradise. Stay in a stunning Overwater Bungalow with breathtaking panoramic vistas, open air shower and direct access into the sparkling turquoise lagoon from the private balcony. With a Polynesian flavour, and just a 45 minute flight from Rarotonga, this adults only resort is the perfect location for a truly romantic escape. Includes: • 5 nights accommodation in an Overwater Bungalow at Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa • Tropical breakfast daily • Return flights from Rarotonga to Aitutaki • Invitation to Manager’s Sunset Cocktail Party Note: See page 46 for more details on this property. BONUS: FREE return transfers from Aitutaki Airport to Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa. Overwater Bungalow FREE use of stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and activities. 7 Night Two Island Combo LID AY PA C KAG From price based on 7 night package, valid 1 Nov 18 – 31 Mar 19. (RAR) From $ 3069 * HO ES per person twin share EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU Discover the delights of Rarotonga at the beautiful Pacific Resort Rarotonga, HO ES LID G AY PA C K A nestled on the white sands of Muri Beach. A short flight away is one of the most stunning islands of the Cooks, Aitutaki. Pacific Resort Aitutaki offers you the ultimate beachfront location on one of the world’s most breathtaking lagoons. Includes: • 4 nights accommodation in a Premium Garden Suite at Pacific Resort Rarotonga • 3 nights accommodation in a Premium Beachfront Bungalow at Pacific Resort Aitutaki • Return coach transfers from Rarotonga Airport to Pacific Resort Rarotonga Pacific Resort Aitutaki • Return coach transfers from Aitutaki Airport to Pacific Resort Aitutaki • Tropical breakfast daily at Pacific Resort Rarotonga • A la carte breakfast daily at Pacific Resort Aitutaki Note: See pages 33 and 47 for more details on these properties. BONUS: FREE return flights from Rarotonga to Aitutaki per person. NZD100 food and beverage credit per room at Pacific Resort Rarotonga and Pacific Resort Aitutaki per stay. FREE use of snorkelling equipment, kayaks and bicycles. 7 Night Ultimate Cook Islands Escape LID AY PA C KAG From price based on 7 night package, valid 1 Apr 18 – 31 Mar 19. (RAR) From $ 3569 * HO ES per person twin share EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU One incredible destination… two unique islands. Escape to breathtaking sunsets, HO ES LID G AY PA C K A fine cuisine, unsurpassed personal service, quiet seclusion and intimate privacy. Sit back, relax and take in the stunning surroundings of Aitutaki lagoon from your luxury beachfront villa at Aitutaki Escape. Just a short flight to Rarotonga and you’ll discover Te Vakaroa Villas. These absolute beachfront villas offer unsurpassed views of the fabulous Muri Lagoon and beyond the reef to the South Pacific Ocean. This is the Ultimate Cook Islands Escape! Includes: • 4 nights accommodation in a 1 Bedroom Villa at Aitutaki Escape Aitutaki Escape • 3 nights accommodation in a 1 Bedroom Villa at Te Vakaroa Villas, Rarotonga • Return coach transfers from Aitutaki Airport to Aitutaki Escape • Return coach transfers from Rarotonga Airport to Te Vakaroa Villas, Rarotonga • Tropical breakfast daily at Pacific Resort Rarotonga • Welcome fruit basket in room on arrival Note: See pages 35 and 45 for more details on these properties. BONUS: FREE return flights from Rarotonga to Aitutaki per person. NZD100 dinner voucher at Aitutaki Escape and Te Vakaroa Villas per stay. Te Vakaroa Villas FREE use of snorkelling equipment and kayaks. * The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Prices are in Australian Dollars and are per person per package twin share, unless otherwise specified. Please refer to page 4 for an explanation of “From” prices and ask your travel agent for our best price. 13
Weddings WEDDINGS Rarotonga A choice of stunning ceremony locations, picture-perfect backdrops for photos, elegant reception venues, accommodation for you and your guests and a Wedding Co-ordinator to plan every detail… welcome to a Cook Islands wedding! A destination wedding can be anything and everything you want it to be. Whether you are planning an intimate ceremony for two, a small gathering of close family and friends or a grand celebration, it’s all possible. Your ceremony can be as relaxed or as formal as you wish. Whether it’s a traditional service in a chapel, a poolside ceremony surrounded by tropical blooms, or simply barefoot on the beach, the choice is yours. Most resorts in our brochure offer all inclusive wedding and honeymoon packages. Many of our options have Wedding Co-ordinators who will work with you to ensure your special day is perfect in every way. They will co-ordinate all the arrangements including venues, celebrants, catering and all the important details to make your day as romantic and memorable as you dreamed of – and more! On the day, attentive yet discreet service will allow you and your guests to relax and celebrate in style. The Details Marriages in the Cook Islands are recognised worldwide and are legally binding. You need to apply for a marriage licence in person at the Registry Office and you must arrive at least three days before your ceremony. The minimum age to marry is 21 years. Anyone under the required legal age will need written consent from their parents or legal guardians. Pacific Resort Rarotonga From price based on The Pacific Wedding Ceremony Package, valid 1 Apr 18 – 31 Mar 19. 1319 From $ * per couple Say ‘I do’, island style. Pacific Resort Rarotonga is the perfect choice for your wedding, offering the ultimate combination of romance, beauty and celebration. With truly breathtaking locations worthy of hosting your special day and a wedding package that reflects tasteful, elegant touches of South Pacific flavour, look no further than Pacific Resort Rarotonga to help you create memories that will last a lifetime. The Pacific Wedding Ceremony Package Includes: ♥♥ Exclusive beachfront or tropical gardens location ♥♥ Services of a professional weddings and events team ♥♥ Marriage Certificate ♥♥ Return registry office transfers ♥♥ Marriage Celebrant and License ♥♥ Floral arrangement for the ceremony table Note: From price does not include accommodation, minimum 3 nights accommodation must be book in conjunction with the wedding package. See page 33 for more details on this property. 14 * The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Prices are in Australian Dollars and are per couple, unless otherwise specified. Please refer to page 4 for an explanation of “From” prices and ask your travel agent for our best price.
Weddings WEDDINGS Nautilus Resort, Rarotonga From price based on Inangaro Mutuk ‘Endless Love’ Wedding Package, valid 1 Apr 18 – 31 Mar 19. From $ 1416 * per couple Unique tropical weddings and honeymoons are a specialty of Nautilus Resort on Rarotonga’s white-sanded Muri Lagoon. Wed in tropical gardens, on the beach – even on a uninhabited island. What comes next ranges from privacy for two to celebrations for 150 that include the entire resort with menus and entertainment to impress. Professional event planners design themed events, create special menus and organise just the right entertainment. Brides and their grooms can simply relax and enjoy this treasured time with family and friends, assured their big day will be a dream come true. Then pamper yourself in Polynesian-inspired Garden or Beachfront villas with their own salt-water plunge pool, grand bathroom, kitchenette and furnished patio with outdoor shower; choose to dine á la carte at the Pacific-Rim restaurant or at the casual Beach Bar overlooking an infinity pool and the lagoon. Nautilus Resort makes dreams of a tropical wedding into memorable reality. The Inangaro Mutukore ‘Endless Love’ Wedding Package Includes: ♥♥ Wedding ceremony on the beautiful sand beach overlooking Ta’akoka Motu ♥♥ Bamboo wedding archway ♥♥ Services of a Wedding Co-ordinator ♥♥ Marriage Celebrant and license ♥♥ Return transfers to the registry office to process the marriage license ♥♥ Romantic breakfast on the day after your wedding ♥♥ Bride’s bouquet and Groom’s neck lei or flower buttonhole ♥♥ A bottle of sparkling wine Note: From price does not include accommodation. See page 37 for more details on this property. The Edgewater Resort & Spa, Rarotonga From price based on The Tipani Wedding Package, valid 1 Apr 18 – 31 Mar 19. 1586 From $ * per couple Dreaming of a romantic island wedding with friendly Polynesian hospitality and the sweet smell of flowers in the air? Like the Tipani flower, the Tipani Wedding Package represents simplicity, intimacy and love. Exchange vows under a gorgeous floral archway overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the lagoon. Share the serenity of the white sandy beach setting alone with your partner, or with friends and family. The Edgewater Resort & Spa is the perfect place to celebrate your romantic destination wedding. The Tipani Wedding Package Includes: ♥♥ Beachside wedding ceremony overlooking the resort lagoon ♥♥ Services of a Wedding Co-ordinator ♥♥ Return registry office transfers ♥♥ Marriage Celebrant and License ♥♥ Floral archway ♥♥ Bride’s bouquet and Groom’s neck garland ♥♥ Bottle of sparkling wine and wedding gift Note: From price does not include accommodation. See page 24 for more details on this property. * The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Prices are in Australian Dollars and are per couple, unless otherwise specified. Please refer to page 4 for an explanation of “From” prices and ask your travel agent for our best price. 15
Rarotonga RAROTONGA Muri Lagoon, Raratonga Rarotonga, the Cooks’ main island, is simply breathtaking. The main town, Avarua, is a bustling, friendly, centre of activity. Here you’ll find restaurants, cafés, shops and business facilities, while the Essential Experiences airport is just five minutes away. The Punanga Nui Markets, held every Saturday morning, are a must At just 32 kilometres around, it’s easy to do, offering everything from flower garlands, fresh fish, fruits and vegetables, to black pearls, rito explore Rarotonga, hire a car, take a bus hats and colourful pareus (sarongs). or hail a tuk tuk. One of the most stunning lagoons on Rarotonga is at Muri Beach. It’s the spot for watersports including sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and swimming. Thanks to the tradewinds Taste the flavours of fresh local cuisine at from May to November, you can also try your hand at windsurfing or kite surfing. June to October Muri Night Market, open 5pm to 9pm is the ideal time for whale watching. Four coral islets are a pretty addition to the lagoon – Koromiri four nights a week. Islet is the pick for weddings. A few bars, restaurants and shops on the beach provide all you need for a relaxing break. Shop for South Seas inspired homewares Great snorkelling and swimming spots are never far away on Rarotonga. The south coast, from and locally made jewellery including Cook Titikaveka to Vaimaanga and Aroa Beach, has lovely wide, long beaches and the deepest lagoon on Islands pearls at The Emporium, opposite the island, making it one of the best for snorkelling and all-tide swimming. In Titikaveka town you’ll the beach in Titikaveka. also find the Cook Islands Christian Church. The locals singing at Sunday service is an experience not to be missed. FIND YOUR ACCOMMODATION Aroa Lagoon Marine Reserve, a breeding ground for tropical reef fish, provides another location for fantastic swimming and snorkelling. In fact you’ll be spoilt for choice for fabulous spots along the APARTMENTS AND VILLAS PAGE whole west coast, a long stretch of sandy beach ending at Black Rock. Expect spectacular sunsets . 1 Aro’a Beachside Inn ◆◆◆ 21 from this side of the island. 2 Avana Waterfront Apartments ◆◆◆ 21 Rarotonga’s mountainous interior, rising to 653 metres, provides a stunning contrast to the coast’s 3 The Black Pearl at Puaikura ◆◆◆ 21 aquatic wonderland. There are plenty of opportunities for action and adventure here, from guided 4 Castaway Resort ◆◆◆ 21 5 Coral Sands Apartments ◆◆◆ 23 walks to 4WD and quad bike tours. 6 Lagoon Breeze Villas ◆◆◆¯ 25 7 Manea Beach Villas ◆◆◆ 23 8 Moana Sands Beachfront Villas & Apartments ◆◆◆◆ 29 9 Muri Beachcomber ◆◆◆¯ 27 23 10 Nautilus Resort ◆◆◆◆¯ 37 BLACK ROCK AVATIU 19 N 11 Palm Grove ◆◆◆ 23 PUE 12 Rarotonga Beach Bungalows ◆◆◆¯ 27 NIKAO AVARUA 13 Royale Takitumu ◆◆◆◆ 34 33 14 Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa ◆◆◆◆◆ 38 21 15 Sea Change Villas ◆◆◆◆ 35 20 16 Sunhaven Beach Bungalows ◆◆◆¯ 29 22 17 Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa ◆◆◆◆◆ 39 25 ARORANGI 18 Te Vakaroa Villas ◆◆◆◆¯ 35 5 MATAVERA 4 HOTELS AND RESORTS PAGE . 19 Club Raro Resort ◆◆◆ 22 RAROTONGA NGATANGIIA 20 Crown Beach Resort ◆◆◆◆¯ 36 21 The Edgewater Resort & Spa ◆◆◆¯ 24 16 2 AVANA 22 Ikurangi Eco Retreat ◆◆◆¯ 25 1 23 The Islander Hotel ◆◆◆¯ 25 MOTUTAPU 24 Little Polynesian Resort ◆◆◆◆ 32 3 7 25 Manuia Beach Resort ◆◆◆◆ 30 6 AROA ONEROA 26 Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel ◆◆◆¯ 26 31 32 MURI 28 27 Moana Sands Lagoon Resort ◆◆◆¯ 27 VAIMAANGA 18 30 KOROMIRI 28 Muri Beach Club Hotel ◆◆◆◆ 31 8 27 9 29 Muri Beach Resort ◆◆◆¯ 26 11 TITIKAVEKA TAAKOKA 15 29 30 Pacific Resort Rarotonga ◆◆◆◆ 33 13 17 10 31 The Rarotongan Beach Resort 14 & Spa ◆◆◆¯ 29 12 26 24 32 Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach ◆◆◆◆ 32 33 Sunset Resort ◆◆◆¯ 28 16
Transfers & Sightseeing RAROTONGA Polynesian Rental Cars & Bikes Based on Rarotonga, Polynesian Rental Cars & Bikes have the largest fleet and late model vehicles, with the best roadside assistance on the island, offering quality, reliability and value for money. Polynesian Rental Cars & Bikes have six convenient locations around Rarotonga as well as an office at the International Airport which is open for international flight arrivals and departures. Includes: • Free pick-up and drop-off from Rarotonga accommodation (car hire option) • One way car rentals • Unlimited kilometres • Third party liability and insurance • Roadside assistance 8am to 10pm daily Rarotonga Airport Transfers Kia Orana! Welcome to the Cook Islands. Begin Does Not Include: your tropical holiday in Rarotonga with a door-to- • NZD250 security bond for car rental and NZD50 door transfer service. On arrival into Rarotonga security bond for scooters payable direct. experience a warm welcome with a flower ei Operator: Polynesian Rental Cars & Bikes (garland), a chilled bottle of water and receive a discount coupon book for use during your stay. Note: Minimum age for drivers is 18 years. All prices are You'll then be escorted to your accommodation in based on a 24 hour rental period eg. pick-up 9am the first a comfortable air-conditioned coach. day; drop-off 9am the next day, valid 16 Jan – 31 Mar 19. NZD20 airport pick-up/drop-off fee applies, payable direct Operator: Raro Tours (car hire option only). All hires are subject to Polynesian Rental Note: Price from Rarotonga Airport to Rarotonga accommodation, Cars & Bikes 2018/19 rental terms and conditions. return. ^International Airport arrival transfer includes flower ei, meet and greet, bottled water and discount coupon book and a shell ei on departure. SHARE COACH PRICE PER PERSON FROM: ADULT CHILD 0-11 YRS Domestic Airport $40 $27 International Airport^ $60 $41 PRICE: 3-6 DAYS 7+ DAYS Yamaha 125cc or similar $19 $18 PRIVATE CAR Toyota 1st or similar $57 $52 PRICE PER VEHICLE FROM: 1-2 PASSENGERS Toyota Sienta or similar $66 $60 Domestic Airport $293 Toyota HiAce $103 $97 International Airport^ $318 Inter-island Flights A visit to the Cooks Islands is not complete without exploring the beautiful islands of Aitutaki, Atiu, Mangaia and Mitiaro. Air Rarotonga offers regular scheduled services from Rarotonga. Aitutaki is the Cook Islands best kept secret - a gleaming, natural wonder with one of the world’s most spectacular lagoons at its centre. Atiu and Mangaia are a bird watchers paradise; discover limestone caves, secluded coves and white sand beaches, while the island of Mitiaro is the least populated. Air Rarotonga flies from Rarotonga to Aitutaki four times per day, Monday to Saturday and three times on Sunday with a flight time of 50 minutes. Flights to Atiu take 45 minutes and operate three times a week. The flight time to Mangaia from Rarotonga is 40 minutes with three flights per week while connecting flights to Mitiaro take 70 minutes and operate twice a week. Operator: Air Rarotonga Note: Price based on per person one way from Rarotonga Airport. PRICE TO: ADULT CHILD 2-11 YRS Aitutaki $253 $190 Atiu $221 $166 Mangaia $221 $166 Mitiaro $289 $217 The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Prices are in Australian Dollars and are per person, unless otherwise specified. Please refer to page 4 for an explanation of “From” prices and ask your travel agent for our best price. 17
Sightseeing RAROTONGA 4WD Inland Safari Morning Tour Going Troppo Nightlife Tour Half Day Deep Sea Fishing Travel in a 4WD vehicle for a tour of the inland roads The safest way to see Rarotonga by night – take the Big groups or small, families or friends, experienced and to the heights of Rarotonga for some breathtaking ‘Going Troppo’ Nightlife Tour in your converted coach anglers or first-timers – this tour has the ingredients scenery. During the tour your guide provides a with big sounds, open windows and your friendly to make your Rarotonga fishing charter the most commentary on the traditional use of local fauna local guide. Your night starts with a complimentary memorable and exciting part of your whole holiday. and flora. Visit mountain tops and enjoy fantastic cocktail and you will then visit a number of popular The top quality equipment and helpful crew mean panoramic views of the lagoon and sweeping valleys night spots. Enjoy fun games and dance the night that you don’t need to know anything about angling in an open air designed 4WD. Head inland and see away with your new found friends on this fun filled to land a delicious dinner – and they will fillet the fish how the ancestors lived at a sacred site. nightlife tour. It is also the perfect option if you are for you so that all you need to do is fire up the grill! organising a party for a Stag or Hens Night. Includes: Includes: • 3 hour 30 minute guided tour Includes: • Half day deep sea fishing trip • Barbecue chicken lunch • Going Troppo cocktail and souvenir flower ei tag • Purpose built vessel with on board facilities • Return transfers from Rarotonga accommodation • Return transfers from Rarotonga accommodation • Breakfast or lunch • Experienced guide • Snacks and water Operator: Raro Safari Tours Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes Operator: Raro Tours • Use of fishing equipment • Maximum 6 guests Departs: Mon to Fri from Rarotonga at 9am Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes Operator: Marlin Queen Departs: Wed, Fri from Rarotonga at 7pm Duration: 5 hours Note: Afternoon tour prices also available. Note: Not suitable for children under 18 years. Departs: Mon to Sun from Avaitu Wharf at 7am, 1pm Note: Private charter prices also available. PRICE: PRICE: PRICE: Adult $91 Adult $44 Adult $192 Child 6-11 years $46 Child 0-12 years $97 W - BOOK L W - BOOK L NO NO AT AT BUY BUY ER ER BUY TER BUY TER LA LA OW K OW K N N - BOO - BOO Pa’s Cross Island Trek Highland Paradise Storytellers Eco Cycle Tours Cross the island of Rarotonga and explore the rugged Highland Paradise is a cultural feast of Cook Islands’ Discover the real Rarotonga with a relaxing cycle interior. The hike leads up the valley and across the entertainment and spiritual experiences. The Sunset through local villages on predominantly flat terrain. island under a canopy of native trees to a steep 400 Island Night includes a village visit, a traditional Umu Enjoy frequent stops to hear enchanting legends, metre ascent of the Needle. See ancient ceremonial feast and a spectacular stage show. myths and personal adventures from Cook Island stone, pictographs on the face of the Needle and Storytellers. Enjoy magnificent scenery on your Includes: hear legends of the ancient Polynesians. Your guide journey from your comfortable, premium quality bike. will explain how different plants have been used • Guided Village tour and Paradise Cultural Centre Tour Forage for fresh fruits, travel through plantations or through time for medicinal purposes. Your trek • Return transfers from Rarotonga accommodation even see plants used for traditional Maori medicine. concludes at Wigmore’s Waterfall, where you Sunset Island Night also includes: Includes: can cool off with a swim. • Cultural Stage Show • 3 hour Discover bike ride Includes: • Sunset cocktail • Lunch • Cross Island Trek • Umu (traditional underground oven) feast • Return transfers from selected Rarotonga • Light lunch accommodation Operator: Highland Paradise • Return transfers from Rarotonga accommodation Duration: Cultural Centre Tour: 3 hours Operator: Storytellers Eco Cycle Tours Operator: Pa’s Trek Sunset Island Nights: 4 hours 15 minutes Duration: 4 hours Duration: 3 hours Departs: From Rarotonga Departs: Mon, Wed, Fri from Rarotonga at 8am Departs: Mon, Wed, Fri from Rarotonga Culture Centre Tour: Tue, Thu at 9:30am Sunset Island Night: Mon, Wed, Fri at Note: Basic level of fitness required. Note: Good level of fitness and mobility required. 5:15pm PRICE: PRICE: ADULT CHILD 6-11 YRS PRICE: Adult $92 Cultural Centre Tour $74 $37 Adult/Child $74 Child 5-14 years $47 Sunset Island Tour $108 $64 18 The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Prices are in Australian Dollars and are per person, unless otherwise specified. Please refer to page 4 for an explanation of “From” prices and ask your travel agent for our best price.
Sightseeing RAROTONGA Aitutaki Day Tour Sunset Cocktail Happy Hour Hop Electric Bike Hire Begin the day with a 45 minute flight from Rarotonga Hop in the back of an electric tuk tuk and make Explore Rarotonga at your own pace with an to Aitutaki. Admire stunning views from the air; take a your way to a beachside bar as the sun begins to e-bike that is easy and suitable for all fitness levels. short tour around Aitutaki’s main island before setting dip toward the horizon. Your local in the know guide Circumnavigate Rarotonga with ease using a off on the Vaka Cruise. Cruise to three uninhabited will give you tips on the best happy hour specials combination of standard cycling, pedal assist up islets (Akaiami, Moturakau and One Foot Island) and this small island has to offer. Grab an ice cold Big to 35kph, or the electric mode. They’re equipped snorkel amid schools of tropical fish. A local tour Kahuna, sip a Seabreeze or find out what goes into with front, rear and brake lights, and are issued with guide will accompany you for the entire day. a Daiquiri. helmets and bike locks. There are no motor scooter Includes: license fees and no paying for fuel as you can Includes: charge the battery right in your room! 100% fun and • Aitutaki Island tour • Guided electric tuk tuk tour 100% electric. Show your support and help protect • The Vaka Cruise with barbecue lunch • Informative commentary this beautiful piece of paradise. • Use of snorkelling equipment and beach towels • Local guide • Return flights from Rarotonga to Aitutaki Includes: • Return transfers from Rarotonga accommodation • Return transfers from Rarotonga accommodation • Use of E-Bike, helmet and lock • Insurance Operator: Tik-E Tours Operator: Air Rarotonga Operator: Tik-e Tours Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes Open: 8:30am – 4:30pm daily from Arorangi, Departs: Daily from 4:30pm Rarotonga. Departs: Mon to Sat from Rarotonga Airport Note: Food and beverages are not included. Not suitable for Note: Minimum age is 16 years. Prices are based on a 24 hour at 8am children under 13 years. Children 13 to 18 years must be rental period eg. pick-up 9am the first day; drop-off 9am the accompanied by an adult. next day. PRICE: PRICE: PRICE PER DAY: Adult $512 Adult $44 1-2 Days $55 Child 2-11 years $256 3-6 Days $47 Progressive Dinner Tour Rarotonga Orientation Pass The Best of Raro Pass Cook Islanders love to welcome guests in their Get the most out of your holiday with the Rarotonga The Best of Raro Pass is designed to add more value homes and this is your chance to venture out to the Orientation Pass. Designed for first time visitors to to your holiday and covers some of the must see and villages to experience true Cook Islands cuisine and Rarotonga, discover places of interest and spots do attractions on Rarotonga. hospitality. The four and half hour dining experience that you can return to later and explore. takes you to three island style homes, where you will Includes: feel the magic of meeting three to four generations Includes: • Rarotonga Orientation Tour with a light lunch under one roof. The evening begins with a traditional • Rarotonga Orientation Tour with a light lunch • Progressive Dinner Tour • Koka Lagoon Cruise entrée of Ika Mata – marinated tuna in lime and • Koka Lagoon Cruise with fish barbecue lunch with fish barbecue lunch • Island Night Buffet coconut juice spiced with pepper and chilli. At the Feast and Cultural Dance Show • Island Night Buffet Feast and Cultural Dance Show next home, you'll experience a main of delectable • Return transfers from Rarotonga accommodation meats, island style food and salads, then on to the • Experienced guide third and final home for a delicious dessert of fresh • Return transfers from Rarotonga accommodation Operator: Cook Islands Tours tropical fruit, home baked cakes, home-brewed Operator: Cook Islands Tours Duration: Rarotonga Orientation Tour: 3.5 hours coffee and English tea. Koka Lagoon Cruise: 3.5 hours Duration: Rarotonga Orientation & Sites Tour: Island Night Buffet Feast & Cultural Includes: 3.5 hours. Koka Lagoon Cruise: 3.5 hours. Show: 60 minutes • Visit to 3 homes for 3 courses Island Night Buffet Feast & Cultural Progressive Dinner Tour: 4.5 hours • Return transfers from Rarotonga Accommodation Show: 90 minutes Departs: Rarotonga Orientation Tour: Mon, Wed, Operator: Cook Islands Tours Departs: Rarotonga Orientation Tour: Mon, Wed, Fri at 9am. Koka Lagoon Cruise: Sun to Fri at 9am. Koka Lagoon Cruise: Sun to Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes Fri at 10am. Island Night Buffet Feast & Fri at 10am. Island Night Buffet Feast & Departs: Mon, Thu from Rarotonga at 5pm Cultural Show: Tues at 7pm. Progressive Cultural Show: Tues at 7pm Dinner Tour: Mon and Thu at 5pm PRICE: PRICE: PRICE: Adult $103 Adult $195 Adult $292 Child 3-12 years $74 Child 4-12 years $108 Child 4-12 years $181 The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Prices are in Australian Dollars and are per person, unless otherwise specified. 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Sightseeing RAROTONGA W - BOOK L NO AT BUY ER BUY TER LA OW K N - BOO Island Buggy Explorer Quad Bike Adventure Snorkelling, Lunch & Show Cruise Drive a ‘Big Rider’ and visit plantations, waterfalls, The Coconut Tours Jungle Quad Bike Adventure Don’t miss this cruise through Muri Lagoon to the Maraes and more while being followed by a tour offers thrills and challenges driving your very own marine reserve. View the reef from the glass bottom guide on The Island Buggy Explorer tour. Rain or four wheel Yamaha quad. Rain or shine, these tours boat and snorkel among the colourful lagoon life. On shine, these tours venture through muddy and rocky venture through muddy and rocky terrains, crossing board you will experience string band entertainment, terrains, crossing streams to remote areas of the streams to remote areas of the island’s jungle. The pareu tying and weaving. Enjoy a delicious fish island’s jungle. The tour is 40% off road and 60% tour is 70% off road and 30% on road. barbecue feast on Koromiri Islet, along with an on road. amazing coconut tree climbing show, coconut Includes: husking, cultural demonstrations and more. Includes: • 2 hour Quad Bike Adventure • 3 hour Buggy Explorer • Use of helmets and wet weather gear Includes: • Light lunch (morning tour), refreshments • Light lunch (morning tour), refreshments • Muri Lagoon glass bottom boat cruise (afternoon tour) (afternoon tour) • Use of snorkelling equipment Operator: Coconut Tours • Coconut tree climbing show Operator: Coconut Tours Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes • Barbecue fish lunch Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes Departs: Mon to Sat at 9am, 1pm, • Return transfers from Rarotonga accommodation Departs: Mon to Sat at 8:30am, 12:30pm from Sun at 1pm from Muri Beach Muri Beach Operator: Koka Lagoon Cruises Note: A valid drivers licence is required. Not suitable for children Note: A valid drivers licence is required. Not suitable for children Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes under 18 years. under 18 years. Departs: Sun to Fri from Muri Beach at 10am PRICE: PRICE: PRICE: Adult $147 Adult $147 Adult $78 Child 6-11 years $40 NO W - BOOK L Te Vara Nui Village AT BUY ER The acclaimed Te Vara Nui Village, located in the hub BUY TER of Muri Beach has something for everyone. Take the LA OW OK N - BO Cultural Village Tour, an interactive and educational experience which immerses you into the powerful story of the Cook Islands Maori culture as told by knowledgeable guides. The Spectacular Over Water Night Show & Buffet Dinner hosts Rarotonga’s finest dancers and musicians performing by flaming torchlight accompanied by a buffet dinner. Save with the Combo Extravaganza that combines the Cultural Village Tour with the Spectacular Over Water Night Show and buffer dinner. Includes: • Cultural Village Tour and welcome drink on arrival (Tour and Combo options) • Spectacular Overwater Night Show and buffet dinner (Show and Combo options) • Return transfers from Rarotonga accommodation (Combo option) Operator: Te Vara Nui Village Duration: Cultural Village Tour: 2 hours Spectacular Overwater Night Show: 2 hours 15 minutes Combo Extravaganza: 4 hours 45 minutes Commences: Tue, Thu, Sat Cultural Village Tour and Combo Extravaganza at 5pm Spectacular Overwater Night Show at 7:30pm Note: Family prices also available. Tours must be completed on the same day for Combo Extravaganza. Return transfers from Rarotonga NZD10 per adult, NZD5 per child 6-11 years and free for children 0-5 years, payable direct. PRICE: ADULT CHILD 6-11 YRS Cultural Village Tour $48 $29 Overwater Night Show $107 $48 Combo Extravaganza $126 $58 20 The prices in this brochure are intended as a guide only. Prices are in Australian Dollars and are per person, unless otherwise specified. Please refer to page 4 for an explanation of “From” prices and ask your travel agent for our best price.
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