Rarotonga Swim Getaway
Kiwis are grateful for the Quarantine-free travel bubble between the Cook Islands and New Zealand. It offers our ocean swimmers the opportunity to enjoy a six-nights Pacific swim holiday in Rarotonga. We have been watching and evaluating the travel bubble for some time and we like what we are seeing. The Bubble is working well for both countries and for kiwi holiday makers.
The catalyst for the this quick get away was being able to secure accommodation near Muri Beach at the privately owned Te Puka retreat. While the Swim getaway is swim focused there are also opportunities for us to explore the beautiful sights of Rarotonga in our spare time.
To Rarotonga - Depart New Zealand on Monday 20th September, arrive Sunday 19th Sept
From Rarotonga - Depart Rarotonga on Saturday 25th September, arrive Auckland Sunday 26th September.
Extended stay, you can add one or two nights more to your travel. There is availability to stay extra nights at our accommodation.
We are swimming everyday, some days there are two swims. We will work our way from Avarua to Muri Beach. For the long swimmers, you are looking at 4-5km per day. Those looking for a shorter distance will be swimming closer to shore. There is one day we will swim with the locals at the daily lunchtime Boiler Swim based out of Trader Jacks.
In our swim free time, we will take in as much of Rarotonga as we can. Here are the tours that we are booked for:
Turtle tour with Ariki Adventures (Muri Beach)
Rarotonga Island night and meal at one of the Resorts
Cross Island track to the Needle (7.6km)
Tours are optional.
Sunday 19 Sept, Arrive & Swim
Monday 20 Sept, Swims (2)
Tuesday 21 Sept, Swims (2)
Wed 22 Sept, Swim & Tour
Thur 23 Sept, Swim & Tour
Fri 24 Sept, Swims (2)
Sat 25 Sept, Swim / Depart
TE PUKA ESTATE
Te Puka Estate is a family owned and run Lifestyle Retreat in Ngatangiia, Rarotonga. It sits tranquil and enchanting amidst a Citrus/Paw Paw Banana and Avocado Grove with delightful views into the magnificent Turangi Valley and onto the mountain peaks above, with great sunsets into the Valley and only 5 minutes to Muri Lagoon.
The estate is located just off the main road in Turangi/Ngatangiia. Te Puka Estate is a growers paradise with Plantations of Taro/Maniota/Paw Paw and Kumara. It's green, quiet and the deep bush and mountains around you is strangely comforting, the scenery is lush and absolutely beautiful.
We have an exclusive booking at this family run private estate. Accommodation is shared, there are eight rooms. There are six twin rooms and two double rooms (queen bed). The twin rooms have a queen and single bed.
Book and share - looking for someone to room with? Let us know.
Single Room - Are you looking for a single room? Talk to us.
Want to arrive early - let us know.
It works best with shared meals. On day one, we will put in $100 each for a groceries shopping. Meal preparations is shared.
Shared - $1,300.00 NZD per person
6 Nights shared accommodation
Swims & Tours
$500 Deposit to secure your spot
Balance due 5 September
Does not include:
Entry at tour sites.
Want to stay an extra night? Talk to us.
Transferrable to a new date or Refundable less 20% (in the event of a COVID intervention).
Withdrawal from the tour, full refund if you find a replacement for your spot.
Cancellation 2 weeks out, 50% refund.
All other cancellations less 10% booking fee.