Stays in the Cook Islands of up to 31 days require a passport valid for at least six..Travel Health
The Cook Islands are a safe and relaxing place to visit, with only a few hazards for the..Local Currency
The Cook Islands unit of currency is the New Zealand dollar (NZD). Coins have values of..Weather
The Cook Islands enjoy the weather and climate of a tropical oceanic region. There are no..Local Customs
The Cook Islands Maoris are of Polynesian descent and make up nealry 90% of the..Languages
The official languages are English and Cook Islands Maori. The country code to dial..Transport Options
The international airport in the Cook Islands is on Rarotonga (RAR) and is 3km west of..Local Food
While in the Cook Islands you should indulge in the abundance of local produce which..Local Timezones
Cook Islands time is 10 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-10). Daylight Savings Time..Dutyfree Limits
The following goods may be imported into the Cook Islands by persons over 18 years of age..
Of the 15 islands that comprise the Cook Islands, 9 of them are located in what is called the Southern Group. These..Northern Group Information
The northern Group of the Cook Islands is composed of six ideallic coral atolls spread over a large area of the..INDEX OF ALL states AND LOCATIONS
While in the Cook Islands you should indulge in the abundance of local produce which includes a wide variety of citrus and tropical fruits, island chestnuts and garden vegetables. Seafood features on many restaurant menus and so does coconut as the coconut palms produce a supply of fruit all year round. Local meat and poultry are available.
Umukai, the national speciality, is a traditional Polynesian feast which involves baking food in an underground oven, and is usually accompanied with traditional entertainment by local people.
The national drink is tumunu, traditionally brewed alcohol made from fermented oranges. The legal age for drinking in the Cook Islands is 18.
Rarotonga is the vibrant centre of the Cook Islands and is where government resides. Circular and only 32 km in..Aitutaki Information
A visit to the Cook Islands is not complete without seeing the beautiful island of Aitutaki, which is less than an..Atiu Information
Atiu - the island of birds and legends - is the third largest in the group, forming part of the Southern section of the..Mangaia Information
To experience Mangaia is to feel the true warmth of the people, past and present. Mangaia is the southernmost and the..Manihiki Information
At the heart of our pearl industry, Manihiki is a large atoll with a deep lagoon and sits atop an underwater mountain..Mauke Information
Mauke takes its name from the legendary founder ‘Uke who came to the island in search of a peaceful place to live. By..Manuae Information
Manuae, is a peaceful sanctuary and lies 102 kilometeres south-east of Aitutaki. this now unhabited island was once..Mitiaro Information
Of the cluster of islands in the Southern Group called Nga Pu Toru (Atiu, Mitiaro and Mauke), this island would be the..INDEX OF ALL LOCATIONS