Island Discovery Tours - Groups
Discover Raro Day Tour
Discover Rarotonga through the eyes of our experienced tour guides!

Island Discovery Tour with Raro Tours

Explore Rarotonga from the comfort of an air-conditioned coach as our experienced, local guide takes you on a fascinating 3 hour sightseeing tour, your perfect introduction to the island’s rich culture, legends and history.

Your tour starts as soon as you are picked up from your accommodation. As soon as everyone is on board your tour guide will give you an overview (in English) of the island and the many points of interest you will see along the way. You will travel along the ancient Ara Metua or “Road of Toi” built in 1050 AD as an all-weather paved road and visit ancient maraes (ceremonial sites).

Enjoy a light refreshment and convenience stop where you will have the opportunity to purchase locally crafted gifts & souvenirs. Here your guide will demonstrate and explain the Cook Islands Tree of Life, the coconut.

Your sightseeing tour continues on to a number of historical sites including one of the first limestone churches built on the island, the Garden of the Seven Canoes at Avana Passage and Black Rock, a volcanic boulder on the edge of the lagoon, traditionally believed to be the departure point of spirits to Avaiki (the afterlife). Along the way you will catch a glimpse of the Needle Lookout a volcanic outcrop that marks the centre of the island and is one of its highest points and legendary Raemaru Mountain.

Old church buildings and plantations of citrus, bananas, tapioca, papaya and taro and other crops line your route on this informative scenic drive.

Make the Island Discovery Tour your first tour on Rarotonga!

*Cancellation Policy

The Island Discovery Tour requires a minimum of 4 booked passengers to operate the tour. If minimum numbers are not met we reserve the right to cancel the tour in which case clients who have made a booking on the cancelled tour may re-book or receive a full refund.  

No refunds will be made for cancellations received within 24 hours of the Island Discovery Tour. 


Tours operate Monday - friday (excl. public holidays) 
10.00am – 1.00pm
All tours include pick up and drop off, from and to your Rarotonga accommodation.

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The tour bus stops at the point where the seven canoes left for Aotearoa New Zealand
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