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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Rarotonga, Cook Islands | © Lubica Zbonak

Rarotonga: tourist information

Rarotonga is one of those islands that old South Seas hands recalled fondly when the talk around the bar turned to the quintessential island paradise. Long a favorite with sailors, Rarotonga, with its volcanic landscape of jagged peaks and deep valleys, is the only mountainous island in the Cook Islands. Its interior is mostly lush rain forest, and miles of white-sand beaches and an uncommonly clear lagoon fringe its shore. Dive shops on the island lead trips to about 40 sites that cover the full gamut of the water world: steep drop-offs, wreck dives, canyons, swim-through, coral-laden reefs and, for adrenalin junkies, shark dives. Visibility averages about 100 feet, and thanks to a five-year-old marine conservation program, the fish life in the once-over fished lagoon in making a strong comeback. Offshore, fishermen can count on catching yellow fin tuna, mahi-mahi, wahoo, and spotting humpback whales during their July-to-October migration. Big-wave surfers keep their eyes on the horizon at Avatiu harbor in Avarua.

Location

  • Country: Cook Islands
  • Capital: Avarua
  • Government: New Zealand
  • State/Region: Rarotonga
  • Time Zone: -10 GMT
  • Language: English, Maori
  • Latitude: -21.2333330
  • Longitude: -159.7666670
  • Est. Population: 14518
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar
  • Fire: Fire Department Emergency Phone - 996
  • Police: Police Emergency Number - 999
  • Ambulance & Rescue: Ambulance Emergency Phone - 998
  • Rarotonga, Cook Islands
    Rarotonga, Cook Islands | © Lutz Lehmann

    Rarotonga Cruise Port Schedule

    Rarotonga, Cook Islands
    Rarotonga, Cook Islands | © Lucía Mariel Olmos

    Rarotonga in the News

    Port rating and occupancy

    Port of Rarotonga ranks 209th in the world in terms of the number of tourists visiting it.

    Number of cruise ship calls in the coming year: 0.

    The total number of tourists (passengers) of cruise ships in the port of Rarotonga in the next 12 months is 0.

    According to the popularity rating among more than 1,000 cruise ports in the world, Rarotonga ranks 679.

    Weather in Rarotonga

    Jun 19
    Min/Max temp: 73°F (23°C) / 79°F (26°C)
    Clouds (few clouds), small wind
    Jun 20
    Min/Max temp: 73°F (23°C) / 75°F (24°C)
    Clouds (scattered clouds), no wind
    Jun 21
    Min/Max temp: 73°F (23°C) / 75°F (24°C)
    Clouds (overcast clouds), small wind
    Jun 22
    Min/Max temp: 73°F (23°C) / 75°F (24°C)
    Rain (moderate rain), small wind
    Jun 23
    Min/Max temp: 72°F (22°C) / 73°F (23°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind
    Jun 24
    Min/Max temp: 70°F (21°C) / 72°F (22°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind
    Jun 25
    Min/Max temp: 68°F (20°C) / 70°F (21°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind
    Jun 26
    Min/Max temp: 68°F (20°C) / 70°F (21°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind

    Current water temperature in Rarotonga now is 78°F (25.8°C)

    Water temperature data provided by seatemperature.net.

    Annual Weather

    Jan
    Min/Max temp: 81°F (27°C) / 84°F (29°C)
    Feb
    Min/Max temp: 82°F (28°C) / 84°F (29°C)
    Mar
    Min/Max temp: 82°F (28°C) / 86°F (30°C)
    Apr
    Min/Max temp: 82°F (28°C) / 84°F (29°C)
    May
    Min/Max temp: 81°F (27°C) / 84°F (29°C)
    Jun
    Min/Max temp: 81°F (27°C) / 84°F (29°C)
    Jul
    Min/Max temp: 79°F (26°C) / 82°F (28°C)
    Aug
    Min/Max temp: 81°F (27°C) / 84°F (29°C)
    Sep
    Min/Max temp: 79°F (26°C) / 82°F (28°C)
    Oct
    Min/Max temp: 79°F (26°C) / 84°F (29°C)
    Nov
    Min/Max temp: 81°F (27°C) / 84°F (29°C)
    Dec
    Min/Max temp: 82°F (28°C) / 84°F (29°C)
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