Top 26 Things to do in Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Come visit Rarotonga! Expedia makes it easy to book Rarotonga tours and find the best attractions. We have a broad selection of things to do in Rarotonga for you to browse through and learn about all the most popular activities. It’s easy to find all the must-see Rarotonga sights by looking though our list of all the most popular Rarotonga attractions.

Whether you travel to Rarotonga in the spring, summer, fall or winter, Expedia makes it simple to find endless Rarotonga vacation ideas for any season. You can explore local things to do and popular tourism spots in Rarotonga, then book a flight, rental car and hotel all with ease.

Art & Gallery Hopping Tour
Experience the culture of the Cook Islands through its artwork, exploring Rarotonga on a gallery-hopping journey around the island. Visit studios, museums, and art galleries, admire colorful public installations, and wrap up your artsy excursion with a delicious lunch. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$87
per Adult

Customizable Private Tour with a Local
If you're visiting the Cook Islands for the first time, and looking for the best places to see and things to do, why not get some expert insight from a local? Join a knowledgeable guide who knows the best sights... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$87
per Adult

Glass Bottom Boat, Snorkeling & Seafood Lunch Experience
Become fast friends with the underwater marine inhabitants of Muri Lagoon on a cruise aboard a glass-bottom boat. Snorkel among giant clams and tropical fish before enjoying a beachside lunch accompanied by lively entertainment at Motu Koromiri. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$55
per Adult

Glass-Bottom Boat Lagoon Cruise with Barbecue Lunch
Spend a day in the sun at Muri Lagoon, cruising across crystal-clear waters in a glass-bottom boat, jumping in to snorkel among colorful tropical marine life, and lounging on deck with the friendly crew. Motor out to a tiny island... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$58
per Adult

Going Troppo Nightlife Tour
Put on your party pants and sidle up to Rarotonga's nightlife scene, getting down with locals and visitors alike as you cruise between hot spots, dance floors, and chill pubs in a converted party bus. Sip cool cocktails as the... Read More

$29
per Adult

Handicrafts & Artisans Shopping Tour
From gleaming wood carvings to glistening black pearls, there's no shortage of elegant artisan goods to shop for during your stay in Rarotonga. Get expert insight into the best products available during this guided shopping tour, and meet with artisans... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$55
per Adult

Island Discovery Tour by Island Hopper Vacations
Get in touch with your inner castaway on bewitching Rarotonga, where bone white beaches and jungle-covered peaks meet tropical plantations and a millennium's worth of Polynesian culture. Visit natural landmarks and ancient sites, husk a coconut, and watch a master... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$47
per Adult

Over-Water Night Show & Dinner
Embark on a visual journey into the power and passion of the Legend of Tongaiti. This over-water show sets the stage—rather, floats the stage—surrounded by waterfalls, lush jungle gardens, and an ambient tiki-torch glow as you learn about the culture... Read More

$72
per Adult

Private Arts & Crafts Tour with Lunch
Explore Rarotonga's artistic heritage and traditional handicrafts with a private guide. Visit the studios of Cook Island artists, learn about the techniques used in carving pearls, sample liqueurs made from tropical products, and enjoy a delicious lunch at a locally... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$124
per Adult

Private Half-Day Island Tour with Fresh Seafood Lunch
Hop into an air-conditioned vehicle with a private guide for a flexible and comprehensive tour of Rarotonga's historic landmarks and beautiful natural sights. Visit museums and tropical gardens, see a pearl artist at work, and chat about the Cook Islands'... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$138
per Adult

Private Minivan: Rarotonga Airport (RAR)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Rarotonga Airport and your hotel in the comfort of a minivan. For transfers to and from Rarotonga, the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

25 minutes

Free cancellation

$146
per Vehicle

Private Minivan: Rarotonga Hotels
Enjoy convenient private transportation between your Rarotonga hotels in the comfort of a minivan. Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

25 minutes

Free cancellation

$95
per Vehicle

Private Myths & Legends Tour
Explore Rarotonga from the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle as a private guide takes you on a fascinating historical tour of the island. Stop at important sites from centuries past, and discover the island's rich culture, legends, and heritage from... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$138
per Adult

Private Ocean & Earth Tour
Explore the natural sights of Rarotonga on a fascinating tour of the island's agriculture and marine life. From the comfort of an air-conditioned car or van, your experienced guide shows you some of the best snorkeling spots, beautiful tropical gardens,... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$138
per Adult

Private Standard Car: Rarotonga Airport (RAR)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Rarotonga Airport and your hotel in the comfort of a standard car. For transfers to and from Rarotonga, the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

25 minutes

Free cancellation

$98
per Vehicle

Private Standard Car: Rarotonga Hotels
Enjoy convenient private transportation between your Rarotonga hotels in the comfort of a standard car. Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

25 minutes

Free cancellation

$77
per Vehicle

Raratonga Lagoon Dive Experience
Dive into the Aroa Marine Reserve—a protected marine sanctuary housing unspoiled reefs and abundant sealife—with a trained professional by your side. No prior dive experience necessary—this underwater adventure ensures a peaceful submersion into a colorful, coral-lined ecosystem. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$66
per Adult

Shared Shuttle: Aitutaki Airport (AIT)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Aitutaki Airport and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Aitutaki, the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

15 minutes

Free cancellation

$16
per Adult

Shared Shuttle: Atiu Hotels
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation on Atiu Island for hotel transfers aboard a shuttle. Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

10 minutes

Free cancellation

$16
per Adult

Shared Shuttle: Mangaia Hotels
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Mangaia Island hotels aboard a shuttle. Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

10 minutes

Free cancellation

$16
per Adult

Shared Shuttle: Mauke Hotels
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Mauke Island hotels aboard a shuttle. Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

10 minutes

Free cancellation

$16
per Adult

Shared Shuttle: Mitiaro Hotels
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Mitiaro Island hotels aboard a shuttle. Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

20 minutes

Free cancellation

$16
per Adult

Shared Shuttle: Rarotonga Airports (RAR)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Rarotonga Airport (RAR) and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Rarotonga, the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

25 minutes

Free cancellation

$14
per Adult

Shared Shuttle: Rarotonga Hotels
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation on Rarotonga island for hotel transfers aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Rarotonga hotels, the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

25 minutes

Free cancellation

$20
per Adult

Te Vara Nui Cultural Village Tour
An interactive and engaging tour like no other—this hands-on adventure ensures a multi-dimensional immersion into Maori culture. Engage every sense—not just your mind—while you taste, try-on, create, and craft the day away at the Te Vara Nui Cultural Village. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$28
per Adult

Traditional Spa Massage & Gourmet Lunch
Rest, relax, and rejuvenate with a luxurious massage, sharing a treatment room with your partner or a friend or soaking up the serenity of a private room. After a therapist uses Cook Island oils and traditional techniques to soothe your... Read More

Categories: Spas & Beauty

3 hours

Free cancellation

$612
per Group

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