Off the beaten track, under craggy mountain peaks and in lush forested valleys, the backblocks of Rarotonga offer numerous adventurous experiences.
Be ready to get down and dirty with Raro Buggy Tours self-drive adventure. In a two-seater buggy you’ll take in some amazing exotic scenery in the valleys of Rarotonga, while you navigate creeks and rough roads. Morning and afternoon guided tours include a light lunch. For the ultimate off-road adventure, Coconut Tours offer a similar 2.5 hour Jungle Quad Tour in grunty 350cc Yamaha Grizzly 4WD’s.
Raro Safari Tours can take you high into the mountains and through the lush valleys of the island in a 4x4 jeep. High vantage points offer stunning views, from the island’s craggy peaks down to the lagoon and reef. Learn about our history as professional guides take you to historical sites and a lunch of barbequed fish. Hotel transfers are included.
Check out Storytellers Eco Cycle Tours for a complete guided cultural tour by bike. Lunch, beverage, hotel transfers and a swim are included. We thoroughly recommend it… I pedalled, I laughed, I learned and I listened. It was in fact, much more than a bike ride. It was a workout, a history lesson, a cultural experience, and an adventure…
If you visit our southern islands of Atiu, Mauke, Mitiaro or Mangaia you will find opportunities to visit many fascinating caves. Atiu Tours can take you on a unique guided tour to Anatakitaki Cave to see the unique kopeka bird and have a swim in an underground grotto. They also offer a Discovery Island Tour and a visit to Rimarau Burial Cave.
Be sure to read our stories ‘On yer Bike’ and ‘The Back of Beyond’.