At the heart of our pearl industry, Manihiki is a large atoll with a deep lagoon and sits atop an..Nassau Information
Located 55 kilometres south of Pukapuka, the samll island of Nassau is covered with palms and is..Penrhyn - Tongareva Information
The northern most island of the Cook Islands, Penrhyn is located 1365 kilometres from Rarotonga and..Pukapuka Information
Frisbie's 'Island of Desire', isolated insular and renowned for its unusual social customs..Rakahanga Information
Situated 25 miles northeast of neighboring Manihiki, Rakahanga is an atoll with a picturesque..Suwarrow Information
Suwarrow was for many years the home of a New Zealand hermit, Tom Neale, who wrote of his life in a..See all locations in Northern Group
The northern Group of the Cook Islands is composed of six ideallic coral atolls spread over a large area of the Pacific. The atolls are Penrhyn Atoll, Manihiki Atoll, Rakahanga Atoll, Suwarrow Atoll, Pukapuka Atoll and Nassau. Each of the atolls has beautiful beaches and blue lagoons and of course the lovely palm trees swaying in the breeze. The islands were reportedly only discovered by westerners in the 1600's, a long time after Polynesians came to the islands from Samoa and Tonga around 2000 years ago.
The Northern Group is an isolated area and only Manihidi and Penrhyn have any accommodation facilities. Suwarrow Atoll is a national park and has two park rangers living on-site to look after it. The northern group is a magnificent area for yachting and boating, although visitors should be aware that food supplies and communication and other facilities are very limited in this region. Transport to the atolls is very patchy and should be organised well in advance.