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Kia Manuia ("may you walk this way again")
"Life there moves at the sort of pace which you feel God must have had in mind originally when He made the sun to keep us warm and provided the fruits of the earth for the taking..."
From "An Island to Oneself" by Tom Neale who lived alone on Suwarrow for 15 years


Covid watch level 2
ALERT LEVEL 2: COVID-19 is not present in the Cook Islands but there is  community transmission in New Zealand

The border is currently closed, but will be re-opened to New Zealand tourists ONLY on 13 January, 2022. Only visitors over 12 will be allowed. Proof of double vaccination and a negative test required
Status in detail from the Cook Islands Health Ministry          Summary

Where else can I explore?
Rarotonga  Aitutaki  Atiu  Manguae  Mangaia  Mauke  Mitiaro  Palmerston  Takutea  Manihiki  Nassau  Penrhyn Tongareva  Pukapuka  Rakahanga  Suwarrow  Trusted independent guide to all of the Cook Islands
On third largest of the Islands, ATIU  you can walk in the footsteps of Captain Cook's crew, find beaches where the only footprints will be yours and discover some of the world's rarest birds. Coffee also grows on trees, a myriad of caves hide some chilling secrets, and you can drop in at a bush beer school to learn the secrets of an ancient and near lethal concoction!
There are 5 living languages in the Islands...including one which has just a few thousand speakers worldwide. But nearly everyone speaks English, albeit on one island with remnants of a UK regional accent
A papa'a's guide  (and find out what a papa'a is)
Languages of the Cook Islands
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If you're hoping to visit this year or next, you can find out what normally takes place when by looking at this
Typical calendar of events including scheduled dates for 2021 - the only complete calendar on the net

EXCLUSIVE:Watch a video of calendar highlights

E book about the Cook Islands
'BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD TO VISIT IN 2022' ('Lonely Planet')
 Get an insider insight into all 15 islands
"Around The Corner From Nowhere - The Cook Islands Rediscovered" is a unique e-Book which blends my own first-hand accounts of visiting the islands with those shared with me by other travellers and islanders themselves. Full of fascinating facts, stories and information to help make your visit even more special.  Paperback version coming soon. Find the new 2021 e-edition in your local Amazon store