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tourists with rental scooters at police station / cars at Murimart / photos: Archi

tourists with rental scooters at police station / cars at Murimart / photos: Archi

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bicycles - scooters - motor bikes - cars for getting around the rock

Polynesian Car & Bike Hire and a few local rentals here in our area rent out cars, motor bikes, scooters and bicycles. You will be charged from the day you take the vehicles out till the day you bring it back.

For those that want to rent a vehicle you can call any of the rental places. Rental places provide a pick-up and return service. For insurance cover to be in place, drivers of all vehicles require a Cook Islands driver’s licence, which can be obtained from the Police Station in town between 8am and 3pm Monday to Friday and up to 12 noon on Saturdays . Make sure to take your overseas licence with you. International drivers licence is now recognised here in the Cooks.

If you’re hiring a motorcycle and have this class of vehicle on your overseas licence, you don’t need to take a practical riding test. If not, you’ll have to take the test. This involves riding your scooter around the block in town with a policeman following on his motorbike. For those of you from North America and Europe - don’t forget to   KEEP TO THE LEFT ! (nationwide speed limit 50 km/h, in towns and villages 30 km/h)

A tip for motorbike passengers: climb on and off the scooter from the left side to avoid touching the muffler, which can become very hot and could leave a nasty memento of your stay which the locals refer to as 'Honda rash'.

Please don’t ride motorbikes on the motel footpaths - you can leave them in the parking area at the front of the villas.

Bicycles – Ride Rarotonga!

Sometimes there is nothing nicer than getting out on a bike and sight seeing at a slow and leisurely pace.  Cycling is becoming more and more popular and it’s a great way to see the island.  Rarotonga is 32kms around the island of flat road, oh, and hilly in some parts.  It’s an economical and pleasant way to get around – and good for your health too!

To get you cycling, we recommend the friendly team at Raid Rarotonga if you need a bicycle for the day or your full stay. Ride Rarotonga can come to you to size you up and fit you out with a bicycle to suit you. Give Jakub or Lee a call on 27433 to organize your bike

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To compare prices and service here's a little list of contacts :

- Polynesian car & Bike hire - ph: 29227
for their Muri Beach outlet please phone 24227

- Avis rent a car ph: 22833
- Pacific Resort ph: 22855

- Rarotonga Rentals opposite the airport ph: 22326

- Island car and bike hire ph: 22632
- Punanganui in town ph: 24632
- Muri Beach outlet ph: 21632

Tipani rentals Arorangi on the west side of the island
ph: 22328

Raro Cars ph: 22060

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rules of the road
/ driving licence

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•• Sokala Villas • PO Box 82 • Rarotonga • Cook Islands • Tel: + 682 / 29200 • villas@sokala.co.ck ••