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    • Shell collecting

      by JonneceP Online Now Jul 27, 2016 at 2:32 AM

      Hi, in New Zealand we have to declare shells and stuff and they will check tem and see if they pose a threat etc. But to do that I heard that you need to collect shells and go and get a liscence or certificate which shows that they have also been checked or something but does anyone know where I can get this liscence

      2 Answers Jul 27, 2016 at 11:41 AM
    • Shell collecting

      by JonneceP Online Now Jul 26, 2016 at 1:29 AM

      Can you bring shells back and what is the policy for it, what do u have to do to bring back as a souviner

      1 Answer Jul 26, 2016 at 10:28 AM
    • Mosquitos

      by C.Gray Online Now Jun 4, 2016 at 11:07 PM

      Are the mosquitos are problem at the end of July?
      Is the weather still reasonably mild then?

    • Stonefish Dangers

      by J.R.L Online Now Apr 29, 2016 at 4:48 PM

      Im going in June and keep hearing about stonefish and how debilitating they can be? Are they common in the sand near the beach? The internet would lead me to believe people are stepping on these fish daily.

      3 Answers Apr 30, 2016 at 1:08 AM
    • living in rarotonga

      by DemiP Online Now Sep 27, 2014 at 1:29 AM

      im moving to rarotonga in 2weeks with my bestfriend and her family (who are from there) im just wondering how hard it is to get a working permit and become permanent resident also do they rent houses like NZ

      4 Answers Oct 2, 2014 at 7:23 PM
    • living in rarotonga

      by DemiP Online Now Sep 27, 2014 at 1:20 AM

      im moving to rarotonga in two weeks with my best friend and her family is it hard to get a working permit and what else do i have to do to become a permanent resident over there ? also do they have houses to rent like NZ

      1 Answer Sep 27, 2014 at 2:19 AM
    • Where to stay in August for woman with 8 year old child?

      by nishamati Online Now Apr 24, 2014 at 2:49 PM

      I am looking for nice, not windy, not rocky beach with some activities that my 8 years old can enjoy. I spent 2 days online looking at the places and I could not make a choice. Please help.

      1 Answer Apr 24, 2014 at 3:24 PM
    • Rarotonga in July

      by jessharwood1993 Online Now Feb 17, 2014 at 5:56 PM

      Need some top touristy things to do in Raro in July, really interested in learning to Scuba Dive, any recommendations?

      1 Answer Feb 17, 2014 at 10:35 PM
    • Travel with a 3 month old baby

      by beali Online Now Jan 8, 2014 at 2:14 AM

      Have been invited to Rarotonga for a friends wedding in July 2014 but at this stage our first baby will only be 3 months old. Is it crazy to be considering doing this? The wedding is at Moana Sands and we are looking at staying there as well.

      7 Answers Nov 20, 2014 at 9:13 PM
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      Drink prices

      by leelee28 Online Now Nov 16, 2013 at 12:55 AM

      Are drinks at bars very expensive? and also buying alcohol from supermarkets or liquor stores?

      3 Answers Nov 28, 2013 at 11:18 PM
    • Rarotonga for the day

      by mimi57 Online Now Oct 11, 2013 at 2:33 PM

      We are going to Cook Islands next week and have the whole day to spend in Raro before flying over to Airtutaki that evening.......any suggestions on where to go that is of interest...thanks heaps!

      5 Answers Oct 12, 2013 at 1:53 PM
    • Rarotonga in February

      by CIinfebruary Online Now Oct 9, 2013 at 8:26 AM

      Rarotonga in February? Concern about cyclones?

      1 Answer Oct 9, 2013 at 12:33 PM
    • Buying Pampers

      by rutsch1 Online Now Oct 9, 2013 at 2:04 AM

      Is it possible to buy pampers for my 22 months old son on the Cooks or do I have to bring it with me ?
      Thank you for your help...

      1 Answer Oct 9, 2013 at 12:34 PM
    • Beach Photo shoot on rarotonga

      by Scebbie Online Now Aug 21, 2013 at 7:46 PM

      Does anyone know any nice locations for a beach photo shoot except for black rock? :)

      7 Answers Aug 25, 2013 at 10:52 PM
    • Phone and data plan

      by sjt1964 Online Now Aug 3, 2013 at 2:59 AM

      I will be travelling to Rarotonga (and Aitutaki) for three weeks in September - can anyone give me advice please about getting a sim card with combined data and calls (or even just with data). I wont need a huge amount of data - just enough to keep in touch with email and some light web use - maybe a little bit of Skype

      My options are to put a sim card in either an iphone 4 or an iphone 5 and use that as a hot spot - or I could put a sim in my ipad just for data


      1 Answer Aug 4, 2013 at 4:29 PM
    • edgewater spa

      by chanteb Online Now Jul 17, 2013 at 8:57 AM

      Has anyone been to the spa recently? I heard a few years ago it wasn't worth it.. I would love a massage while im there.

      1 Answer Jul 17, 2013 at 2:15 PM
    • 50th Birthday Celebration

      by onehundredacre Online Now Jun 23, 2013 at 4:50 PM

      Can you please recommend a high standard restaurant which would provide a wonderful setting and food for a special 50th birthday celebration. I have been told about Sails - what are your thoughts? We will be staying at Palm Grove. Many thanks.

      3 Answers Jun 24, 2013 at 11:16 AM
    • How much spending money?

      by kaz66 Online Now Mar 29, 2013 at 11:35 PM

      Hi all
      How much spending money would 2 adults need taking into consideration breakfast is included in room rate. We will have self catering however as I am on holidays do not want to spend time preparing meals etc.
      We would like to eat out for evening meal sometimes more upmarket and other times middle of road taking into consideration we like to have a drink with our meal.
      Thanks in advance for your help

      6 Answers Apr 6, 2013 at 7:41 PM
    • wedding venue

      by kimmyp Online Now Feb 6, 2012 at 11:50 PM

      hi there, we are looking at having our wedding in raro in march 2013, just wanting any feedback on nice locations for both reception and ceremony. any info and advice would be a great help!

      2 Answers Feb 10, 2012 at 5:16 PM
    • How much do massages cost in raro?

      by zerosby Online Now Dec 26, 2011 at 3:10 PM

      Heading over to raro in january and just wondering how much i should be expecting to pay for a massage?

      2 Answers Dec 30, 2011 at 4:36 PM
    • airport -hotel transfer

      by LizCalder Online Now Jul 26, 2011 at 7:07 PM

      We arrive at 2420 and the hotel will provide a shuttle, for70. Just wondering if there are taxis there at that time of night and if they would charge a lot? We are going to the Edgewater......

      3 Answers Jan 1, 2012 at 12:53 PM
    • Activities in Rarotonga

      by tommyarbuckle Online Now May 12, 2011 at 1:31 PM

      is it possible to hire jet skis on rarotonga [ not Atutaki]

      2 Answers Jan 4, 2012 at 4:21 PM
    • transport

      by crimar Online Now May 1, 2011 at 8:55 PM

      how much is it for transport

      4 Answers May 10, 2011 at 5:18 AM
    • What to do in Rarotonga for 1/2 a day

      by msdolphin69 Online Now Sep 14, 2010 at 6:41 AM


      We will be in Rarotonga for a day or a 1/2 day awaiting our midnight flight back to LA. I am wondering what there is to do that is near the airport... What times are the Island night shows, etc.

      3 Answers Sep 27, 2010 at 6:50 PM
    • Family Accomodation in Rarotonga?

      by claudia40 Online Now Aug 18, 2010 at 5:42 PM


      we (2 adults, + one boy 8 years old)are planning to go to Rarotonga next year's July for a week of holidays. Is there anything you can recommend?(should not be the top end re pricing...)


      6 Answers Aug 23, 2010 at 8:55 PM
    • Hiring Motorbikes

      by Hayley94 Online Now Feb 14, 2010 at 7:35 PM

      How old do you have to be to apply for a rarotongan license and ride a moterbike while your staying in rarotonga for a holiday?

      1 Answer Feb 15, 2010 at 12:25 AM
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      Groceries in Titikaveka

      by TravellerSteven Online Now Aug 13, 2009 at 5:22 AM

      Hi all,

      I’m going to be staying at the Royale Takitumu in Titikaveka, and was wondering if there were any decent grocercy stores in the area? If not and we had to travel to Avarua, how far away is that? Would it be best to travel there by cab or bus?

      Thanks for any advice anyone can provide!!!

      2 Answers Jan 6, 2010 at 11:56 PM
    • Sunny holiday in July?

      by Mike_nz Online Now Jun 20, 2009 at 12:59 PM

      Hi, I'm looking at taking my wife on a holiday to a nice sunny tropical island for 5 days as a late honey moon and have had Rarotonga reccomended to me.

      I'm wondering what the weather is like in July, warm enough during the days? Sea temperature ok for snokelling and diving etc, enough sunny days to geta tan in NZ winter time?

      Any advice/info would be most appreciated.


      7 Answers Jan 6, 2010 at 11:25 PM
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      Rarotonga to Aitutaki Day Trip

      by lebrescu Online Now May 2, 2009 at 8:23 PM

      Can anyone suggest the least expensive way to do a day trip from Rarotonga to Aitutaki? I've seen one tour on-line but was wondering if there were other, less expensive ones.

      4 Answers Jul 2, 2009 at 8:39 PM
    • duty free hours of trading

      by leospot Online Now Mar 28, 2009 at 3:56 PM

      Is the duty free shop open to all incoming and out going flight? Our flight gets in about 1.15am and we hope it will be open

      1 Answer Mar 29, 2009 at 8:27 AM