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
Stays in the Cook Islands of up to 31 days require a passport valid for at least six months past the contemplated departure date and a return or onward ticket. Any person who enters the Cook Islands solely for recreation or holiday does not require an entry permit (or visa), provided he/she possesses proof of onward passage (booked and paid) for stays of not more than 31 days.
It is possible to extend your stay on a month-by-month basis (up to 5 times) but you will be required to show immigration officials that you have return or onward tickets and adequate means of support. Extension applications must be made upon arrival and there is a fee payable of between NZ$70 - NZ$120 depending on how many times you've extended your stay. New Zealand citizens travelling on New Zealand passports are not required to have proof of onward passage. Details are available on the website below.
From 1 July 2011, visitors travelling on New Zealand (NZ) passports will be exempted from requiring an entry permit for a stay of 90 days on arrival in the Cook Islands. This exemption will not apply to NZ citizens travelling to the Cook Islands on non-NZ passports.
There is an international departure tax for all passengers leaving the Cook Islands by air.
1. Persons aged over 12 years of age: NZD 55.-.
2. Children aged 2 up to/incl. 12 years of age: NZD 15.-.
Payment must be in New Zealand dollars. Pay at the airport of departure or at Westpac bank.
As entry requirements may change from time to time it is advised that you check with the department of foreign affairs or your local consulate or embassy for the current requirements.
We strongly advise that all Australian travellers check the latest travel advice on the Australian Government Smart Traveller site.
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