DON'T LET CLOSED BORDERS STOP YOU EXPLORING "Around The Corner From Nowhere - The Cook Islands Rediscovered" is my new 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, information and insight into all 15 islands.
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The most detailed guide on the net 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)
Hoping for a healthy future in every sense as borders set to re-open
CORONARIVUS UPDATE: BORDER SET TO REOPEN Two way quarantine-free travel with New Zealand set to start on 16 May
"Alert Level 1: Prepare" which means COVID-19 is not present in the Cook Islands and is controlled in New Zealand with no community transmission. More on the News pageStatus in more detail
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. Sandy beaches are few, but the only footprints are likely to be yours, as tourism is still in its infancy. And UK visitors can expect a particularly warm welcome from residents who, although fiercely proud of their home, still call themselves British!