Free things to do

They say the best things in life are free so why not enjoy these free things to do while in Rarotonga. Mix them up with some affordable activities we also have listed to keep your activity costs down to enjoy more in your itinerary.


For more detailed info, read blog article 10 Free things to do in Rarotonga.

Attend a church service

With many churches around the Island, you will find one suitable to attend. Enjoy beautiful singing by the locals.

Snorkel anywhere around the Island

Safely swim, explore & snorkel in  the lagoon which encircles the Island. 

Open a coconut

Ask a local to demonstrate how to open a coconut. There are many coconuts to be found on the ground to try it yourself. 

Walk to Papua Falls  (Wigmore Falls)

Enjoy an easy walk to the falls. Water flow will depend on recent rainfall however it is beautiful at any time.

Watch planes land & take off - Close up!

Stand at the viewing area along the main road at the end of the runway to watch planes land & take off. 

Hike to Te Rua Manga (The Needle)

Climb to the top of The Needle to enjoy spectacular views. Medium fitness level required. 

Wander around the market (Punanga Nui Market)

Spend Saturday morning looking around the market in Avarua. Enjoy local arts, crafts and food.

Watch Hermit crabs

Watch these little guys get around in their natural habitat during the day or at night. 

Explore the Motu

There are 4 small Motu (islets) which are easy to swim or kayak to and around for some exploration. 

Visit Black Rock

Visit this ancient rock of cultural importance. Once used as a resource for tools. Catch beautiful sunsets if here at dusk.