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Avarua Historical Walking Tour provided by Cook Islands Tours

Avarua Historical Walking Tour

Avarua Historical Walking Tour
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About
This tour is a unique experience, the only one of it's kind on the island. The tour guide is very passionate about the history of his beloved Rarotonga and the stories behind the buildings and historical sites are very surprising, interesting and unique as well. It is a very simple but powerful way to meet locals and understand their culture and history.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 38091P7
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Light refreshments of tropical fruit and juice included.
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Trader Jacks, Ara Tapu, Avarua District, Cook Islands Outside the restaurant
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please provide your accommodation details while in Rarotonga
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Light refreshments of tropical fruit and juice included.
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
Departure details
  • Trader Jacks, Ara Tapu, Avarua District, Cook Islands Outside the restaurant
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please provide your accommodation details while in Rarotonga
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Trader Jacks
    Ara Tapu, Avarua District, Cook Islands
    Outside the restaurant
    See address & details
  • 1
    Avarua District
    Stop: 10 minutes
    Our local tour guide will take you to our Palace of Justice, to the oldest church on the island, our only university and other historical buildings and places around downtown.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Papa Ng
Feb 2020
I booked this tour without much thought as I thought it would be great to walk about and learn about Raro from someone first hand. This tour was the best surprise ever, Papa Ng is the village elder most of us '90s have heard about but never had. He has the presence and knowledge of a sensei with the kindness of a grandmother. The rich history of Avarua and how it came to be was explained with such ease. We were told about the modernisation of the buildings and their significance. One of my favourite parts was the personal stories Papa shared with us. He is learning about traditional medical using the flora and fauna of raro, which I hope will be passed onto the younger generations. One of my highlights was the chanting at the Marae, I may not understand the language but the energy and mana that was entrenched in that chant still sits with me today. I would highly recommend this and the crew is so lovely they had prepared light refreshments (tropical fruit) for us. <3
Written 12 February 2020
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Cook Islands Tours
KiwiJake
KiwiJake
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Didn't really match our expectations
This is a great concept, but we were disappointed with a few aspects of our tour: - The group size was very large (
The2Fors
The2Fors
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Local Experience
We loved this experience to meet local families in their homes. You hear their stories regarding their lives & the
kyzjo
kyzjo
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Reka!
We had the pleasure of going on the progressive dinner with a small party of 9, including 2 kids. The food was so d
John G
John G
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Stranded in Rarotonga
Extremely disappointed as I am currently in Rarotonga and had the staff at the Rarotongian Resort book the Proggesi
rossiris
rossiris
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Great night and dinner out
Loved this tour. The food was plentiful and all delicious. So was the drink, homemade lemonade, local tropical frui
dfc9258
dfc9258
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Wonderful experience
At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like this or not, I thought i might be weird. However after the first 10
_tutugraham50
_tutugraham50
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A wonderful glimpse behind the ‘tourist scene’.
This is an essential tour. You meet the local family’s in their homes, as they share their stories and their cuisin
Chris H
Chris H
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Progressive dinner - one of the best experiences
We wanted the opportunity to learn about the Cook Islands and the local culture, rather than just spend time in a r
CARebekah
CARebekah
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MUST DO!! Educational and great fun, a wonderful and unforgettable evening!
This was SO MUCH FUN!! I feared it would be one of those scripted fake tours where you might as well be on a Disney
David B
David B
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Friendly and On-Time Airport Transfer
Cook Island Tours handled my airport shuttle transfers to and from my hotel. They are friendly, careful, and on tim
trailerparkk
trailerparkk
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Excellent cultural experience and tasty selection of foods
What an excellent way to see and hear about the island, the families, and taste the typical foods of the island. Ea
424zoew
424zoew
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Amazing!
Favourite tour we did. Great food and so great to get off the tourist path and do something a bit different. Met so
Karen551115
Karen551115
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Progressive Dinner
This was a fabulous evening of great food and good company. We booked this tour at our accommodation. We were picke
232albelev
232albelev
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Nothing special
This tour has to be divided in 3 steps. The pick up from the hotels. Ben, the driver, who seems to be the son of th
Barb S
Barb S
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Fun experience!
This was such a fun way to eat traditional Cook Island fare (delicious) and get to really know some of the locals a
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