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A Week in Rarotonga

This week in Rarotonga is a gem. Accommodation is oceanfront, facing a white sandy beach that is swimmable at all tides. Your resident hosts will show you corners of the island not seen on a regular holiday. Each day has an activity with half a day to relax - as is the norm on an island holiday. Join a group of likeminded travellers and book a week away while the water is still warm in Rarotonga.



Your travel itinerary

Friday 16 August

Auckland – Rarotonga

A morning departure on Air New Zealand (cross the International Dateline) 


Thursday 15 August


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Arrive Rarotonga mid-afternoon. Transfer to your accommodation at Moana Sands Beach Resort on Titikaveka with time to relax before a welcome dinner in the Moana Restaurant.

Friday 16 August


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This morning’s circle island tour covers the history, infrastructure and highlights of the island. This evening dinner is at a local restaurant.

Saturday 17 August


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Head off this morning to the Punanga NuI Market. Enjoy the music, fresh and cooked food at the many stalls, and authentic arts and crafts. There is time to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the organic coffee, snacks, fresh fruit smoothies. Afternoon free. This evening we enjoy Te Vara Nui’s Island night and feast. Absolutely - spectacular. 

Sunday 18 August


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After a relaxed breakfast transfer to the glass bottomed boat lagoon cruise. Enjoy snorkelling, ukelele playing, pareu tying, drumming as well as a delicious island BBQ. Plus, coconut husking, tree climbing and more. This evening a transfer is arranged to the famous outdoor Muri Night Food Markets where you have a multitude of dinner plate choices. (Own expense)

Monday 19 August


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Today includes a unique tour with local farmers featuring traditional foods and growing methods including a light lunch. Rest of the day to follow your own interests, shop, swim or relax. 

Tuesday 20 August


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Enjoy a special cultural visit to the historical mountain fortress of ‘Maungaroa ‘, including a walking tour and light traditional lunch. This evening our progressive dinner is an opportunity to visit three private homes which includes some entertainment and lots of laughs and fun. 

Wednesday 21 August


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The day starts with a visit to a local school, followed by a visit to a Tivaevae centre and the Rarotonga brewery. Afternoon free. This evening, we have a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.

Thursday 22 August

Rarotonga -Auckland

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A mid-morning transfer to the iconic  Trader Jack’s Bar for a  ‘fish n chips’ lunch, then to the airport for your return flight to Auckland on Air New Zealand (Cross the International Date Line) 

Friday 23 August

Arrive Auckland early evening


7 nights’ accommodation in an ocean view room with private facilities
• Auckland - Rarotonga return Air New Zealand ‘The Works’ airfare
• Tropical breakfast daily
• 2 lunches
• 4 dinners
• Island orientation tour
• Cultural Centre visit
• Lagoon cruise
• Marie Nui Garden tour
• History and infrastructure tour
• Complementary use of kayaks
• Hosted by long time Rarotonga residents and Pukekohe Travel escorts Peter Heays and Jolene Bosanquet
• Subject to 15 persons travelling


Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle 
 Deluxe (2 Only)    $4,649 $5,917 (upstairs)
Standard Room -  $4,349 $5,717
Business Class Upgrade POA
Premium Economy Class Upgrade POA

*This is a cash price. Credit cards will incur a 1.5% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment


• Item of personal expenses
• Travel Insurance - ask us for a quote
• Airline and airport taxes approx $191
• Meals not specified

Booking Conditions

• A non-refundable deposit of $300 per person will secure a place on the tour
• Full payment is due no later than 07 June 2024

Cancellations and Refunds

• From the date of booking to 07 June 2024 – loss of deposit
• After 07 June 2024 – no refund


• A good standard of health is required and clients should be mobile with the ability to walk on uneven surfaces and steps. 

• We except you will arrive on tour fit, healthy and ready to travel. 

Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel

Your beachfront studio directly overlooks the idyllic Titikaveka (best swimming/snorkeling beach on the Island), with mesmerising views of the lagoon and ocean beyond.
Each spacious studio has air conditioning, flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, microwave, refrigerator and hair dryer. Wi-Fi vouchers are available for purchase at reception. Interconnecting beachfront Studios on ground and first levels are perfect for families. A handy grocery store is located just a five minute walk away.
Kayaks, guest laundry and a BBQ are available for in-house guests, along with baby-sitting service (on request).
We offer complimentary use of snorkelling equipment (with high level cleaning and disinfecting after each use), we strongly recommend guests bring their own if possible. Moana Restaurant & Bar is available for all meals, including your included continental breakfast.


Temperatures are a very pleasant 27˚c with a low of 22˚c


• The New Zealand Dollar – ATMs available around the island


• Valid New Zealand passport is required  valid for at least 7 days beyond your stay. Other nationalities - please ask

Terms and Conditions

For full terms and conditions please visit our website www.pukekohetravel.co.nz/ termsandconditions or ask our tour consultant for a copy

Travel Insurance

We recommend travel insurance. Please feel free to contact us for a quote.

Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change