Your Holiday Includes:
- Return economy airfares to Rarotonga (including 23kgs of checked luggage, on board meal service & beverage selection)
- Airport meet and greet
- Return Airport transfers
- 6 Nights’ accommodation at The Edgewater Resort & Spa in a Garden Room
- Tropical Breakfast Daily
- Use of tennis courts and tennis equipment
- Use of snorkeling equipment
- Daily on site cultural activities
- Use of Coconut Kids Club for children 4-12 years
- Spectacular Overwater Night Show & Dinner at Te Vara Nui Village
- Captain Tama's Lagoon Cruise with BBQ Lunch
- Choice of Pa's Cross Island Trek OR Storytellers Eco Cycle Discover Tour
- Aitutaki Day Tour from Rarotonga, including Te Vaka Lagoon Cruise
Day 1 (Friday): Kia Orana! Welcome to the Cook Islands. Upon arrival in Rarotonga you are taken to your resort. Your introduction to Rarotonga will be a night to remember! You are booked in for a spectacular overwater night show & dinner at Te Vara Nui Village in Muri Beach.
Day 2 (Saturday): Today is left open for you to explore!
Recommendations: Visit Punanga Nui Cultural Market in the morning, snorkel at Titikaveka Beach and try a fish sandwich at Charlie's for lunch. If you are feeling up to it, Rarotonga has spectacular sunsets, why not make an early dinner reservation at the Manuia Beach Resort’s OTB Restaurant for a barefoot luxury dining experience.
Day 3 (Sunday): Enjoy a relaxing morning, followed by Captain Tama's Lagoon Cruise from 10am. Tour the inner lagoon of Rarotonga in a glass bottom boat, stop at the marine reserve for some coral viewing and snorkelling, followed by a BBQ fish lunch on Koromiri Island on Muri Lagoon. Your tour guide will entertain you during lunch with a pareu (sarong) tying demonstration and some of the local traditions.
Day 4 (Monday): Today you will enjoy Pa's Cross Island Trek, an exhilarating walk through tree covered jungle with informative guides sharing the history, flora and fauna of the area. From the Needle, Rarotonga’s highest peak, breathtaking views can be seen from one side of the island to the other. End your 3 hour walk with a refreshing swim at Wigmore's waterfall.
Alternative: Take a Storytellers Eco Cycle Discover Tour. Discover a rich cultural heritage along the Ancient Coral Road – Ara Metua. Meander along lane ways witnessing the tranquil pace of local village life. With plenty of stops to take in the magnificent mountain scenery, you’ll hear stories that will bring a deeper meaning to the observations you make. The ride is predominantly on level terrain covering a distance of around 8 - 12km on mainly sealed roads. You’ll ride on and off over a leisurely 3 hours finishing up with a delicious local lunch and opportunity to swim at beautiful secluded beach.
Day 5 (Tuesday): A day at leisure.
Recommendations: Take advantage of the The Edgewater Resort & Spa’s beachfront location & facilities! Snorkel in the lagoon, have a game of tennis or just sip a refreshing cocktail while you enjoy a book! Then for dinner we suggest you experience to Muri Night Markets for local cheap eats and good vibes.
Day 6 (Wednesday): Today you are headed to Aitutaki for a day trip to remember! You will be picked up from your resort and take the short flight to this beautiful island. On arrival at Aitutaki you will be taken on a one hour island tour of the main island of Aitutaki by 'le truck'. Then it's on to the highlight of the day – The Vaka Cruise aboard the 21 metre vaka (catamaran) Titi-ai-Tonga. The vaka has comfortable covered seating as well as deck sun loungers. There is time for snorkelling and swimming before stopping for a tasty BBQ lunch, cooked right on board. The cruise stops at several motus (small islets) including One Foot Island, where you can have the iconic “foot” stamp in your passport.
Day 7 (Thursday): It’s time to say good bye – today you fly home. We hope you enjoyed your holiday to the Cook Islands. Meitaki Mata!
Add extra nights from $140 per person, per night
09 August - 29 August & 11 October - 19 December 2019
Travelling outside these dates? Please call our Specialist team for a personalised quote.
Sydney: $2,399 per person, twin share
Melbourne: $2,599 per person, twin share
Brisbane: $2,599 per person, twin share
Travelling from another port? Please call our specialised team for a personalised quote.
Book by: 12 April 2019
For New Bookings Only
Terms and conditions: Prices are per person, twin share, inclusive of pre-payable taxes and subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only. This price is based on an instant purchase, non-refundable rate. Valid for sales and travel as specified. All Departures from Brisbane & Melbourne are via Sydney, passengers might have to overnight in Sydney if no suitable connecting flight is available on the same day (both directions); the cost of an overnight is not included in the package price. Blackout dates & seasonal surcharges do apply during peak periods as availability becomes limited. All prices are subject to change at any time without notice. Conditions, amendment and cancellation fees apply. Free nights & discounts are already included in costs. Travel insurance is strongly recommended. ABN 61 087 521 355.