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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 eventsincluding scheduled dates for 2021 - the only complete calendar on the net
IF YOU CAN'T VISIT JUST YET...OR EVEN IF YOU CAN 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 Find the book in your local Amazon store
At around 18 million years old, MANGAIA is the most ancient island in the Pacific. It's not a beautiful island in the usual sense, but it is an island of great beauty and warm friendly people. Sandy beaches are few, but the only footprints are likely to be yours, as tourism is still in its infancy. And although residents are fiercely proud of their home, many still call themselves British!
IT'S WHALE WATCHING SEASON (Jul-Sep)
Find out the best places to watch and get some expert advice on dos and don'ts in our whale watcher's guide
CORONARIVUS UPDATE: BORDER STAYS CLOSED ALERT LEVEL 2: COVID-19 is not present in the Cook Islands but there is community transmission in New Zealand Two way quarantine-free air travel with New Zealand remains suspended until New Zealand is at alert level 1. All visitors will require double vaccination when the border opens again.The international maritime border remains closed to all but authorised freight carriers Status in detail from the Cook Islands Health Ministry
"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