Cruises from Rarotonga
Rarotonga is the emerald jewel of the South Pacific. It lies midway between French Polynesia to the east, and Samoa and Tonga to the west. One of 15 Cook Islands, it is a popular tourist destination. Its chief town is Avarua, a tender port on the north coast.
A 32 km peripheral road will take you around the island, and bush walks reveal lush inland scenery and volcanic peaks. Te Manga, at 658 m, is the highest peak on the island. The island is surrounded by a lagoon, best seen to the S and SE.