Walking New Zealand
Overseas Walk: Explore Rarotonga’s mountainous interior
Reconnect with nature by exploring Rarotonga’s mountainous interior on a variety of guided and self-guided hiking trails.
From being surrounded by native birds and butterflies to capturing incredible views of the island and surrounding lagoon and finding hidden waterfalls, hiking in Rarotonga in the Cook Islands is a must-do activity.
Raemaru Trek (Raemaru, 350m) Moderate | 3.1km return | 90 mins average time | 15m rock climb to summit
The starting point for the Raemaru Trek is located on the back road in Arorangi. From the main road, locate Friendly Mart Convenience Store and take the inland road.
Once you come to the backroad intersection, turn right following the yellow marked signs ‘Raemaru Trek’. Take another inland road in 80m (look for the yellow Raemaru sign). Follow to the end until you come to the start of the trek.
Park on the side and off the road as this is a thoroughfare for inland residents.
Follow the orange markers on this trail. QR Code self-guided tour is now available. All you need is a smartphone with a Vodafone visitor SIM card. You can purchase a visitor SIM card with Vodafone for $49 at the airport, Avarua or in Muri Beach. There is no regular tour offered but a private tour can be made by arrangement. Ask your hotel reception or head to the visitor centre in Avarua.