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travel42 Port Guide: Rarotonga

Rarotonga travel42 Port of Call Guide

Rarotonga is the only island other than Aitutaki in the Cook Islands with developed tourist facilities. It is rather small (67 sq mi/108 sq km) and a little crowded.

Avarua, the main town, is compact and easy to see on foot—it's laid out between the two harbors.

A good way to get oriented is to take a day and bicycle or motorbike along the 20-mi/32-km flat road circling the island. There are a few potholes, but it's a pleasant trip and you can really see, feel, smell and hear the island. Yo...

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