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The Cook Islands are

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.

at a glance

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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
  • Located in the South Pacific
  • Currency is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD) or Cook Island Dollar (CKD) at par
  • Capital city is Avarua
  • Official languages are English and Cook Islands Maori
  • Legal drinking age is 18
  • Age to legally buy tobacco is 18
  • Electrical plug type I, which is two flat pins in a V-shape alignment
  • 240 Volt AC outlets at 50 Hz
  • Driving is on the left side of the road
  • Cook Island’s time zone is UTC -10 hours

Best time to visit

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

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

Travel Tips

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.

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