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MY COOK ISLANDS
"You want to call this place paradise even though you know that word is carelessly over-used. But these tiny unspoilt islands in the South Pacific really are paradise - pure, without a hint of tourism's razzle, islands out of fantasies..." Ann Rickard writing in Australia's 'Sunshine Coast Daily' . Read that and more about the Islands as seen through the eyes of the world
Stilt walking sits alongside international kiteboarding and the most exuberant dancing and drumming you will ever see in the annual calendar of events.
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DID YOU KNOW...???
PALMERSTON is the only island that Captain Cook set foot on himself Captain Bligh discovered AITUTAKI 18 days before the mutinty on the Bounty A cargo ship is rusting away in the middle of remote NASSAU island
Many say MANIHIKI is the most beautiful of the Cook Islands. Its huge lagoon is dotted with 40 tiny islets. And the clear blue waters not only teem with marine life, but also provide perfect conditions for black pearl farming. As recently as 1997 though, it was almost wiped off the map by a cyclone which left 29 people dead and hundreds more homeless