Leaving behind your Rarotonga bungalow to explore further is exceptionally easy, because travel is a breeze around Rarotonga. The islands is 32 kilometers in circumference and there are just two main roads on Rarotonga. You can circle the island on the Ara Tapu sealed road, through the villages and past the beaches and head back to your bungalow; or you can take the older inland road, which winds through fields of taro, pawpaw, bananas and local farmlands.
For most tourists, the choice of the hourly run bus or very cheap motor scooters is the preferred method of transport, although rental cars and jeeps are available.
The 'Island Bus' offers a convenient low cost method of transport, operating regular schedules around the island (in both directions). It will pick you up and set you down anywhere on request.
For those unsure of which side of the road to keep on, driving is on the left hand side of the road and you are required to have a current Cook Islands Drivers Licence. These are available from the Police Station in Avarua on presentation of your own licence and cost NZ$10.00. They make an excellent souvenir of your trip to the Cook Islands!
View more about Rarotonga bungalow choices at Rumours of Rarotonga.