Black Rock Beach, Rarotonga

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A playground for water lovers, Black Rock Beach also represents a historically and culturally important site. Ask the locals about the beach's history and legend, which includes a belief that human spirits depart from this part of the coastline. At one end of the beach you can find large basalt rocks sitting on the edge of the ocean, serving as convenient and all-natural diving platforms. While the beach offers swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking, nearby recreational facilities allow you to play tennis, volleyball, or golf. Before you head to Avarua, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Avarua road trip planner, to make sure you see all that Avarua has to offer, including Black Rock Beach.
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  • Some pretty fish but mainly go to climb and look over the lava rocks. see photos attached. Enjoyed this beach and some snorkeling a short walk away from the main rock.  more »
  • One of our favourite snorkelling spots on our trip. Lots of fish to see close to shore. Good spot to take kids as well i'd say.  more »
  • Lovely place to lie back and soak up the sun reading a book and when you feel the need just jump up and into the lagoon. Snorkelling around you will discover lots of sea life.  more »
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