The definitive guide to ALL of the Cook Islands....a trusted, independent source since 2004...created with help from and dedicated to the people of the Islands. Kia Manuia (may you walk this way again)
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MAUKE is the garden of the Islands....and although it's only a 45 minute flight from Rarotonga, it's a world away in lifestyle. It also boasts the world's largest banyan tree and a church which was literally divided down the centre because of an argument over interior decoration. Visitors are few, but can expect great warmth and hospitality - 'ui tupuna' as islanders call it
Kia Orana is the usual greeting and means 'may you live long'