7 days in Rarotonga & Auckland Itinerary

7 days in Rarotonga & Auckland Itinerary

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1
Avarua, Cook Islands
— 2 nights
2
Auckland, New Zealand
— 4 nights

2
nights
Avarua, Cook Islands

Avarua ©
On the 26th (Sun), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Matutu Brewery, enjoy the sand and surf at Titikaveka Beach, thenkick back and relax at Black Rock Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Te Rua Manga (The Needle). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Te Ara- Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise, stroll through Aroa Marine Reserve, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cook Island Christian Church (CICC), and finally hunt for treasures at Punanga Nui.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Avarua travel itinerary planner.

Napier, New Zealand to Avarua is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Cook Islands Standard Time is minus 22 hours. In April in Avarua, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can 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) ©
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.
Relax by the water at Takapuna Beach and Omaha Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wild on Waiheke and Kennedy Point Vineyard. Explore Auckland's surroundings by going to Obsidian Vineyard (in Onetangi), Orewa – Te Ara Tahuna Estuary Cycleway (in Orewa) and Brick Bay Sculpture Trail (in Snells Beach). There's much more to do: stroll through St. Helier's Bay, kick back and relax at Cheltenham Beach, stroll around Karekare Beach, and admire the striking features of Hundertwasser's Pavilion for Nature.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Auckland trip maker tool.

You can fly from Avarua to Auckland in 8 hours. Traveling from Avarua to Auckland, you'll lose 22 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Avarua in April; daily highs in Auckland reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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