Cook Island (Rarotonga)
What to do in Rarotonga?
You know you're on to a winner when your holiday destination has a bus service with 2 routes called 'clockwise' and 'anti-clockwise'. This kind of sums up Raro? simple, relaxed and easy.
Air New Zealand has flights to Rarotonga in the Cook Islands from Auckland with connections from Wellington, Christchurch and the entire domestic network.
If you're a kiwi you'll feel right at home. They spend NZ dollars, support the All Blacks and you can buy Marmite at the local store.
If you're a real connoisseur of idyllic paradise, and only perfection will do, hop on a quick flight to one of the smaller islands and you could be in Aitutaki, which has been hailed by some as an un-official wonder of the world. Look it up on Google Earth, it's even beautiful from space.