THE COMPLETE COOK ISLANDS GUIDE

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

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WHAT'S ON

LGBT+ CELEBRATIONS
12-20 April
PURSUIT IN PARADISE MARATHON, AITUTAKI
29 April-2 May
DANCER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
2-24 May

EVENTS CALENDAR

INSIGHT

A QUESTION OF COCONUTS​ 
As well as discovering who lives where and how they spend their lives, the most recent census asked about coconut consumption

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DID YOU KNOW?

BLESSED PEAK
Te Rua Manga on Rarotonga is the highest point in all the islands and was blessed by the Dalai Lama as one of the eight energy centres of the world

Fascinating Facts

FEATURED ISLAND

Mitiaoro from the air

Although it's a short flight from Rarotonga, MITIARO has few visitors.  But those who make the trip, discover a neat and beautiful place with crystal clear pools in limestone caves. The only freshwater lakes in the Cooks also cover two thirds of the island

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POPULAR IN PARADISE

Solar eclipse

Penrhyn/Tongareva was where the total eclipse which crossed a great swathe of the USA began. It was the third time in 59 years the Cook Islands has been in the path of this amazing natural event, although the weather got in the way of the view 

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PODCAST

Kukicast Cook Islands podcast

Kukicast is the all new podcast where you can meet people who have a unique insight into this Polynesian paradise in the South Pacific.Click the link below or search for KUKICAST wherever you get your podcasts

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MY COOK ISLANDS

"Our people are naturally hospitable and friendly. You don't often see an islander without a welcoming smile on their face. And why shouldn't we smile? We have so many things to smile about."

Local children writing about the islands. READ MORE

COOK ISLANDS CORONAVIRUS STATUS

INTERNATIONAL BORDERS REOPENED. ALL ENTRY RESTRICTIONS REMOVED
Occasional cases
Cook Islands Health Ministry website