7 days in Rarotonga & Auckland Itinerary

7 days in Rarotonga & Auckland Itinerary

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7 days in Rarotonga & Auckland Itinerary

Start: Napier, New Zealand
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Avarua, Cook Islands
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Auckland, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Napier, New Zealand

2
nights
Avarua, Cook Islands

Avarua ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Matutu Brewery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Titikaveka Beach, then kick back and relax at Black Rock Beach, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Te Rua Manga (The Needle). Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Te Ara- Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise, then stroll through Aroa Marine Reserve, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cook Island Christian Church (CICC), and finally hunt for treasures at Punanga Nui.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Avarua trip itinerary planner.

Napier, New Zealand to Avarua is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Napier to Avarua is minus 22 hours. April in Avarua sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Avarua

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rarotonga, Titikaveka Beach
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Titikaveka Beach ©
Titikaveka Beach
Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) ©
Te Rua Manga (The Needle) ©
Te Rua Manga (The Needle)

4
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Takapuna Beach and St. Helier's Bay. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wild on Waiheke and Obsidian Vineyard. Venture out of the city with trips to Orewa – Te Ara Tahuna Estuary Cycleway (in Orewa), Brick Bay Sculpture Trail (in Snells Beach) and Kennedy Point Vineyard (in Surfdale). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Karekare Beach, admire the sheer force of Kitekite Falls, stroll through Omaha Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Muriwai Gannet Colony.

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Traveling by flight from Avarua to Auckland takes 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Avarua to Auckland is 22 hours. In April, Auckland is slightly colder than Avarua - with highs of 22°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waiheke Island, Auckland Region, Browns Bay Beach, Omaha Beach, Orewa – Te Ara Tahuna Estuary Cycleway
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Obsidian Vineyard ©
Obsidian Vineyard
Muriwai Gannet Colony ©
Muriwai Gannet Colony
Wild on Waiheke ©
Wild on Waiheke

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