THE COMPLETE COOK ISLANDS GUIDE

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

An independent source for 20 years

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WHAT'S ON?

SOLAR ECLIPSE, PENRHYN
8 April  More info
LGBT+ CELEBRATIONS
12-20 April
PURSUIT IN PARADISE MARATHON, AITUTAKI
29 April-2 May

calendar of events

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 YO​U 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

15 fascinating facts

FEATURED ISLAND

Palmerston, Cook Islands main street

PALMERSTON​ is so remote, it wasn't even properly positioned on maps until 1969. And this tiny island is owned and populated by the direct descendants of British man, William Marsters and his wives

EXPLORE PALMERSTON

NEW IN PARADISE

Queen arrives to open Rarotonga airport

Fifty years ago, Queen Elizabeth II opened Rarotonga airport and a host of celebrations have marked this pivotal point in Islands' history. Take a look back at that day in 1974 and at other British royal visits and connections. 

ROYAL​ INSIGHT

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

ALL EPISODES

MY COOK ISLANDS

"What could be more tempting than watching the pure beauty of the starry sky and shooting stars on the edge of a sandy beach with coconut palms behind you?"

Czechia astrophysicist Petr Horálek  who provides a unique view of the night skies through his photography TAKE A LOOK

COOK ISLANDS CORONAVIRUS STATUS

INTERNATIONAL BORDERS REOPENED. ALL ENTRY RESTRICTIONS REMOVED
Increased but very small number of cases
Cook Islands Health Ministry website