Left: One of 5 cyclones in 5 weeks which battered the Islands in 2005
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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
PALMERSTON is the only island that Captain Cook set foot on himself AITUTAKI was discovered by Cpt. Bligh18 days before the mutiny on the Bounty The wreckage of a WWII bomber is rusting away on PENRHYN
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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MAUKE is the garden of the Islands....and although it's only a 45 minute flight from Rarotonga, it's a world away in lifestyle. It also boasts the world's largest banyan tree and a church which was literally divided down the centre because of an argument