Shopping in Rarotonga
Also not to be missed is the market on the waterfront at the western end of Avarua. This is open every day except Sunday. But on Saturday morning it hums since everyone on the island seems to be there. Stalls sell food, drinks and crafts and there is often a competition for local singers to show off their talents. If the fishing has been good the catch is displayed for sale at the market on the same day it was caught for prices ranging between NZ$15 (US$7.50) to NZ$25 (US$12.50). Usually fresh tuna hangs tail first accompanied by the occasional four-foot wahoo. Visitors who can cook for themselves can get a real bargain if they like fresh tuna steaks. These are delicious dry-fried in a non-stick frypan with just a drop of oil.