Cook Islands.

Discover Cook Islands - an Introduction

Located in the South Pacific the Cook Islands is a 15 island nation with history and ties to New Zealand. That connection makes this a popular holiday destination for New Zealanders but fortunately this does not over-shadow the local Maori culture.

Rarotonga, the largest and most populated island, is the main tourist stop. Rarotonga is also the gateway to Aitutaki, it’s neighboring island, which is world renowned for its stunning lagoon and beaches.

Cook Islands - in a Glance

Cook Islands - in a Sentence

Everyone is friendly and hitchhiking is a thing, all it takes is a smile, your thumb and to say Kia Orana!
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Quick Facts About Cook Islands


Is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD) or Cook Island Dollar (CKD)


Capital City is Avarua


Is English & Maori


Legal age is 18


Legal age is 18


Cook Island's time zone is UTC -10 hours


Plug type I, which is two flat pins in a V-shape alignment

240 Volt AC outlets at 50 Hz


Is on the LEFT side of the road

Best time to visit the Cook Islands

Dry and high season start in April and go until the end of October. I went in April and it rained all day long for 6 days in a row.

Must See & Do in the Cook Islands

  • Fruits of Rarotonga snorkeling spot.
  • The Cross Island hiking trail.
  • Try Hitchhiking!

Travel Tips for the Cook Islands

With the heat and humidity don’t try to peddle bike around the island. Save time and hitchhike or take a bus which circle the island all day long.

Amazing Visuals

Lose yourself in the Beauty of the cook islands