Rarotonga, Cook Islands / Polynesia
Rarotonga is the largest of the Cook Islands, which belongs to New Zealand. The capital Avarua is located in the north of the island and has about 2,000 inhabitants. The city consists of sober buildings and is rather quiet, but has two ports.
But by bus one can well explore the area, both the mountainous inland and the great marine life.
Having arrived in Avarua, the Queen Makeas Palace is worth a visit. The former seat of the queen is surrounded by a wonderful garden, which can be visited while the former apartments are not accessible. Nearby is the catholic church with cemetery. Those interested in art can visit a collection of Maori art at the museum.
Afterwards you should definitely take a tour of the island. Inland there is a stone cult platform, Arai te Tonga to be seen, while along the sea are magnificent beaches. Diving is also a pleasure here not only because of the coral reefs. In the south there is a paradise lagoon.