If you like to run for fun then The Hash House Harriers meet every Monday at 5:30pm at various points around the island for a fun run. You will find the weekly meeting point published in the Cook Island daily newspaper. Yoga classes are also held each day morning and afternoon either at 12.00pm and/or 5.oopm. at the Better Health Clinic.
For the fitness minded the following options are available at different times through out each day of the week. re is a gymnasium at Top Shape Health Club.
Zumba , Active Stretching, Pilates and Yoga are all on offer with professionals available to help and assist you enjoy your work out.
Nutrition Coaches are also available. Nutrition Coaches help and compliment your exercise regime with Nutritional Education and One on One Coaching, specialising in improving energy, recovery, stamina, endurance, sports nutrition also our main passion in Simple, Fun, Permanent Weight loss. Drop into Top Shape Gym and have a Healthy Nutrition Shake and Tea for only $8 Monday to Friday 730am-2pm and ask for Lani or Nathan.
The Rarotonga Lawn Bowling Club boasts an international standard bowling green. Visitors are always welcome at the Saturday roll up. Starting times are 10am and 1pm with white dress required. Mufti dress is from 4pm, Monday to Friday. Green fees are around $1.00 as are the hire bowls.
|GOLF - Monday to Friday from 8am
There is only one golf course on Rarotonga Island, managed by the Rarotonga Golf Club and located at Nikao near Black Rock. Visitors are welcomed to its picturesque 18 hole (2x9hole) golf course located very close to the International Airport. Playing around the masts and stays of the cable and wireless station contribute to the unique hazards of the course and makes for a truly unusual golf experience. You can hire a half set of clubs and green fees are NZ $15.00. Saturday makes a good day to play as this is club day.
|TENNIS AND SQUASH - Daily from 7am:
Tennis is available at both the Rarotongan Hotel and the Edgewater Resort. The Rarotongan Hotel offers 2 asphalt courts for hire. The Edgewater Resort offers 2 grass courts with lighting for night playing. Court hire is approximately $10 per hour and coaching is available at the Edgewater Resort. The squash courts open daily except Sunday and are located next to the Catholic Church downtown Avarua.
|SEAFARI DEEP SEA FISHING - Daily departing 8am
Seafari Game Fishing on a 34ft Canadian built fishing boat with onboard toilet.
Owners & operators Kevin & Sharon Reichardt will do their utmost to ensure you a great fishing experience. Game fishing is only minutes away from Avaitu harbour. Fish for Yellow fin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahimahi, Sail fish and Marlin all of which will provide plenty of action for both the novice and experienced fisherman. Charters are for 5 hours and include all Bait, gear and rods (Shimano) plus a light lunch and drinks. Part of the catch is shared with those fishing so you can take back to your accommodation for a meal. (some exceptions apply).
Come aboard the “Marlin Queen” and experience, a complete fishing package tailor made to suit your individual or group requirements. So sit back and relax and let “Capt Junior” show you the best spots around the island to catch that “big One”.
We fish for Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahimahi & Tuna and you never know you might just see a whale or two. Snacks, refreshments and all equipment provided.
Shared Charters - $170 per person (1/2 day ) - $300 per person (full day)
|VISION FISHING CHARTERS
Vision Fishing Charters: Formerly called Reel Time Charters, have been based in Avatiu Harbour for over 20 years. The latest addition to our charter fleet is a purpose built launch, by Randell Boats in Perth, Australia. "VISION" is a serious boat for the serious fisher person. 16m in length, deep v fiberglass hull, well known for excellent sea keeping qualities. A fast stable boat with twin Fiat diesels, an assurance of getting to where you want, when you want, when you want and more importantly, safely home again. Vision Fishing Charters are fully inclusive and can be booked on share basis, with per person price or a private charter. All you need to bring on any of our fishing charters is a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a camera. All charters are BYO alcohol if you choose and there is ample ice on board. Vision can carry up to 16 people but they prefer to keep the numbers small so everyone gets maximum experience. They provide Light Refreshments, tea, coffee cold drinks, all fishing equipment and bait.
|WAHOO FISHING CHARTERS
Fun tours or private charter for the visitor who is looking for the chance to get a lucky strike or enjoy a leisurely cruise with photo opportunities or Rarotonga's majestic peaks. Instructions in fishing techniques are provided, this includes big game trolling, light tackle casting, and jigging. Legends and other general information on marine life in the Cook Islands are part of the tour.
WE OPERATE DAILY! (Weather permitting)
MAX PAX: 8 Adults
Trip Time: 4.5 hours
Morning Trip: 0800-1230 hrs and afternoon Trip: 1300-1730 hrs or by prior arrangement times can be changed to suit
Minimum 2 people $170.00 per person Shared Charter
3+ people $150.00 per person Shared Charter
Private Charter 2 persons $550.00
Private Charter 4 persons $650.00
Private Charter 6 – 8 persons $850.00
With any of the above food, chilled water, life jackets, VHF marine radio, music system, chilli bin for drinks and all fishing gear is provided. Most importantly there is a toilet on board for the ladies.
Bone Fishing, Aitutaki, offers the popular bone fishing with Jubilee an experienced fisherman with bone fishing as his specialty. Prices do not include round trip airfare from Rarotonga to Aitutaki and you may wish to combine your fishing with an Aitutaki overnight package including accommodation.
Depart Mon-Sat: 8am Prices include round trip transfers from your hotel and a light lunch
Bone Fishing Manihiki and Penrhyn- Bone Fishing is also offered on the northern group islands of Manihiki and Penrhyn. A minimum of 7 nights is required due to airline services. Specialized fishing packages are available.
Paddling/Canoeing -The sailing club located at Muri Beach offers canoe and kayak rentals and many accommodation properties offer complimentary kayaks for guests. Muri Lagoon is excellent for paddling. There are several paddling clubs on Rarotonga and each year there is a week long paddling festival in November called "The Vaka Eiva". November 2007, saw teams from New Zealand, Hawaii, Tahiti and Australia competing with the Cook Islands for trophies in the Masters Men and Women 12km, the Open Men and Women Race 18km, the Juniors 10km and 15km, and the Men and Women's Open round Raro Relay. The week long event attracts many local and international paddlers along with their supporters to Rarotonga, not only to enjoy the exciting race events, but also the Cook Islands Culture, vibrant nightlife, restaurants, beautiful beaches and relaxing atmosphere..
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