Australia to Rarotonga On Sale

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Air New Zealand has a fantastic promotion running for all Australian travellers contemplating a trip to the Cook Islands. If you book in the next two weeks you will get $200 off your return flights to Rarotonga. The special offer is valid for travel 26th April – 26th June, 26th July – 18th September 2015 […]

Reviews Continue to Praise Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa in Rarotonga

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We love hearing what our guests have to say about their stay with us at Rumours Rarotonga.  We are often blown away by the warm and generous reviews that are written on travel sites such as Trip Advisor. All of our team strive to make sure our guests’ time with us is more than just […]

Cook Islands Celebrate 50 Years Of Self Governance

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2015 has already started with a bang for Rarotonga, and the party is set to continue with a year’s worth of celebrations to commemorate 50 years of Cook Islands self governance. The organisers of the celebrations plan to honour Cook Island traditions, culture, talent, events, environment, and youth, and of course celebrate with all the […]

Rarotonga Chosen As A Top Travel Destination

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New Zealanders and Australian’s have been coming to the Cook Islands for many years now.  Drawn by the beauty of the landscape and the wonderful culture of the Cook’s, it has been a traveller’s paradise kept secret from much of the World.  But it’s a secret no more with “Traveller” online travel magazine naming our […]

Rarotonga Whale Shark Adventure

Rarotonga Whale Shark

A recent guest of Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa had an amazing ‘once in a lifetime’ experience while out fishing with local Marlin Queen Fishing Charters off Rarotonga. The keen Australian fisherman and his fellow anglers were in the process of reeling in Tuna when a Whale Shark approached their boat.  The 8-10 metre shark […]

The Picton Castle Tall Ship Has Arrived in Rarotonga

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 home. Her main role is long distance sailing training and education, and she […]

Rarotonga is Warm While the Weather Cools in NZ and Australia

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 […]

Cook Islands Waka On Epic Journey

Last Wednesday morning two traditional double-hull waka arrived safely at Avarua harbour on Rarotonga.  The crew are on an epic 10,000 km Waka Tapu journey from Auckland in New Zealand to Rapanui (Easter Island). Leading the expedition is master navigator Jacko Thatcher who is one of five traditional Po (master) navigators in the South Pacific. […]