ALL A​BOUT THE ​​COOK ISLANDS
 THE ULTIMATE GU​IDE

All 15 islands. getting there, getting around, where to go, what to see and do...and more

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WHAT'S ON

CULTURAL FESTIVAL AND CONSTITUTION CELEBRATIONS
30 July-5 August
JULY-OCTOBER
Whale watching season
ROUND RARO ROAD RACE
19-25 September

EVENTS CALENDAR

INSIGHT

WHALE WATCHING
Whale watching season has come early. The first whales have been spotted near the Edgewater Resort and Spa. Find out more about how and where to watch these stunning creatures responsibly and safely

WATCHER GUIDE

DID YOU KNOW?

LANGUAGES
There are five living languages in the Cook Islands, and they've just  been celebrated in the annual language week. We've got some useful phrases and a chance to have some fun with slang

Speak like a local

FEATU​RED ISLAND

Manihiki from the air

Many say MANIHIKI is the most beautiful of the Cook Islands. Its huge lagoon is dotted with 43 tiny islets. And the warm blue waters not only teem with marine life, but also provide perfect conditions for black pearl farming

EXPLORE MANIHIKI

POPULAR IN PARADISE

Air Rarortonga plane

Even if you're only spending a few days in Rarotonga, there's time to explore more of the Cook Islands. Find out where it is (and isn't) easy to visit and discover places that will reward you with unique memories to last a lifetime

ISLAND HOPPING

NEW IN PARADISE

Kukicast Cook Islands podcast

The countdown to the 2024 Olympics in Paris is underway and the Cook Islands will be one of the smallest teams in the Games.  Although the nation has never won a medal, the Olympic spirit is as strong as the hopes for success

MEET THE TEAM

FEATURED ISLAND

Manihiki from the air

Many say MANIHIKI is the most beautiful of the Cook Islands. Its huge lagoon is dotted with 43 tiny islets. And the warm blue waters not only teem with marine life, but also provide perfect conditions for black pearl farming

EXPLORE MANIHIKI

POPULAR IN PARADISE

Eating out in Rarotonga

Even if you're only spending a few days in Rarotonga, there's time to explore more of the Cook Islands. Find out where it is (and isn't) easy to visit and discover places that will reward you with unique memories to last a lifetime

ISLAND HOPPING

NEW IN PARADISE

Cook Islands podcast

The countdown to the 2024 Olympics in Paris is underway and the Cook Islands will be one of the smallest teams in the Games.  Although the nation has never won a medal, the Olympic spirit is as strong as the hopes for success

MEET THE TEAM