Temporary Cook Islands driver's licenses can be obtained at the Police Department Center in the Orongo Center. No photo is required and they're also valid on Rarotonga.
The T&M Ltd. gasoline station, next to the Ports Authority at the wharf, opens weekdays.
Rino's Rentals, near Tom's Beach Cottage, has Suzuki jeeps, cars, motor scooters, and pushbikes. Rino's has a weekly rate for Honda 100s.
Some of the guesthouses and hotels also rent bicycles—all you really need.
The Samade on the Beach at Ootu Beach rents kayaks. From Ootu you can paddle a kayak to Angarei in 15 minutes, Papua in an hour, and Akaiami in 2.5 hours. Hobie cat sailing with a captain is offered.
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