15 Islands...
                15 facts

The Islands are full of fascinating stories and facts. Here are just a few which I hope you'll not only find interesting, but will encourage you to explore this site and the Islands themselves. All links open in a new tab or window

Deserted MANUAE was the first of the islands that Captain Cook discovered. Special permission is needed to visit it


PALMERSTON is the only one of the Cook Islands that Captain James Cook set foot on himself. Today's its owned and populated by the descendants of one Englishman 

follow in his footsteps

Islanders on PUKAPUKA play their own form of cricket with a three sided bat  and 20-40 players. Games last an indefinite number of days and insulting the other players is all part of the fun!