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The Picton Castle Tall Ship Has Arrived in Rarotonga

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The beautiful tall ship Picton Castle is in Avatiu Harbour, Rarotonga for the next three weeks, and worth a visit to observe or even take a half day voyage.

The Picton Castle is registered in the Cook Islands but calls Nova Scotia homeHer main role is long distance sailing training and education, and she also delivers cargo to locations on her journeys Before arriving in the Pacific she sailed through the Panama Canal and in total this nostalgic sailing ship has been around the globe five times.
While in the Cooks the Picton Castle will make two voyages delivering supplies to a number of the more isolated islands.  
There are currently 30 crew members and up to 30 trainees and apprentices could be taken on for the next journey to the Cook’s northern group of islands Sailing experience is not required, so if you are in need of a huge adventure or major change of scene then head down to Avatiu Harbour or visit the Picton Castle website.
For those who can’t just sail away, there are opportunities for half day sailing trips out around Rarotonga.

Rarotonga is Warm While the Weather Cools in NZ and Australia

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New Zealand and Australia have seen some extreme weather over the last few months with a mix of record high temperatures and floods. Now both countries are moving into winter which could mean more extreme weather including freezing temperatures for some!

So now is the perfect time to take advantage of some amazing flight deals on offer, and book your trip to Rarotonga. Winter in Rarotonga is May to October.  During the winter months our average daily temperature is about 25 degrees Celsius (77 Fahrenheit) but at the moment we are still around 29.  This drops to around 19 degrees Celsius at night in winter (66 Fahrenheit). These are perfect temperatures to enjoy the tropical beaches during the day, and have a comfortable sleep at night.
Winter is also known as the ‘dry season’ here, so there is less chance of rain during the day – and when it does rain it usually doesn’t last long. So check out our current promotions and last minute specials to see what amazing packages we offer. These can include transfers, complimentary meals, massages, scooter hire and tickets to an Island night show. With accommodation including private pools and lagoon views what more could a person need to relax on a tropical island holiday.
There are a number of airlines who fly direct to Rarotonga, such as Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia. Check out their websites for their winter deals, you will be amazed how cheap it can be to fly here.
If you have any questions regarding our packages please contact us .We can’t wait to see you.