Kavera District is within the village of Arorangi, on the favoured western side of the island, sheltered from the prevailing trade winds, and enjoying magnificent tropical sunsets over the lagoon.
Kavera beach (50m away), provides safe swimming for adults and children and is private and secluded, ideal for lazing on the beach and exploring the lagoon.
Within a short walk is the Aroa Marine Reserve, which provides some of the best lagoon snorkelling in Rarotonga, and is safe for both adults and children. Snorkelling gear and Kayaks are available for hire at Adventure Cook Islands located at the local shops less than 100 metres away, which also include a general store and petrol, takeaways, a craft and produce market and bus stop.
There are a variety of restaurants and cafes within close proximity and easy walking including the Cocoputt Alehouse, Shipwreck Hut and Waterline, who all have live music on certain days of the week. A cultural show and dinner at Highland Paradise is also in the neighbourhood.
A 5 kilometre drive south (turn left out the driveway) to Wigmore’s Super Store, the perfect place to buy fresh local fruit, vegetables and produce, locally baked bread and cooked meals, along with a large variety of Cere’s health foods. They also have a large selection of wine and beer
The property is near the inland lanes, which wind their way through the taro and Maniota plantations (kids love the chickens and the pigs), to the inland ring road “ ara metua” and eventually up towards the mountainous interior of the island. These roads are great for walking and cycling, with very little traffic and providing an insight into the pace and style of local island living. A hike up Raemaru, the mountain which overlooks Arorangi, is always worthwhile, providing majestic views of the island.
Cars, motorbikes and pushbikes can be rented nearby or booked in advance on line for pick up on your arrival at the airport from Island Car and Bike hire which has an office nearby in Arorangi. There is a bus stop just outside the house, for the buses which travel regularly to and from the main township of Avarua, which is approximately 10 kilometres or about 15 minutes away at island pace. The buses run clockwise and anti-clockwise. Take the clockwise bus to town, or the anti-clockwise bus to Muri, but in either case they travel around the whole island, so either will get you home!
Local Craft Market
The Punanga Nui market held in the township each Saturday morning is a great place to buy local produce and crafts and to sample more of the local island food and handmade body oils. Friday is the busiest night in town for those looking to catch some of the island night life with so many great restaurants and bars to discover.