Must-see shopping in Avarua

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    Philatelic Bureau

    Cook Islands coins and bank notes are sold here, plus Cook Islands stamps (highly prized by philatelists). The unique $3 Cook Islands note is available in…

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    Bergman & Sons Pearl Store

    With unique and modern settings including necklaces, rings and bracelets. Hillary Clinton was gifted some Bergman black pearls when she visited the Cook…

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    BCA Art Gallery

    Houses a gallery specialising in contemporary Pacific art, an excellent gift shop selling pearls, clothing and designer homeware, and a relaxed courtyard…

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    Dive Shop

    Sells good-quality fins, masks and snorkels and surfwear. See the website for an interactive map of Raro's best snorkelling sites.

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    Perfumes of Rarotonga

    In Cook’s Corner Arcade in central Avarua, and also selling excellent fudge full of tropical fruit and coconut flavours.

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    M&M Ukalele & Crafts

    M&M sells handmade ukuleles and has a great selection of local music on CD. Phone ahead to make sure it's open.

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    Bounty Bookshop

    Historical and pictorial books about the Cook Islands, and international and NZ magazines.