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Cook Islands

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Scattered across a 2,200,000 sq km (849,425 sq mi) zone in the vast Pacific Ocean, roughly halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii, the Cook Islands are about as remote a holiday destination as you will find. With their pristine white-sand beaches, tranquil azure lagoons, lush tropical jungles, and teeming coral reefs, the 15 islands seem plucked from a picture postcard of paradise. Relaxation comes first and foremost, for locals as much as tourists, and you will find the laid-back lifestyle of the Cook Islanders as infectious as their warm smiles. As tempting (and fulfilling) as it might be to spend all day swinging lazily in a hammock strung between shady palm trees, plenty of adventures await exploring the idyllic scenery overland, on the waves, and undersea. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cook Islands trip simple and quick.
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Popular things to do in Cook Islands

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Aitutaki Lagoon Aitutaki
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Duration: 2 hours
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One Foot Island Aitutaki
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Duration: 2 hours
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Muri Lagoon Rarotonga
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Aitutaki
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

Wildlife in Cook Islands

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Pacific Divers Rarotonga
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Duration: 4 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Adventure Cook Islands Arorangi
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Duration: 2 hours
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Dive Rarotonga Rarotonga
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Aitutaki Adventures Aitutaki
4.7
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Cook Islands

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Scuba / Snorkeling
The Dive Centre - The Big Fish Aroa Beach
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Akura Fishing Charters Rarotonga
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
O'otu Beach Aitutaki
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Bergman & Sons Avarua
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Cook Islands

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Flea Market
Punanga Nui Avarua
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Natua Ukulele Aroa Beach
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Duration: 4 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Tivaevae Collectables Rarotonga
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Gift & Specialty Shop
T & S Artworx Aitutaki
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Nature in Cook Islands

Waterfall
Papua ( Wigmore's) Waterfall Rarotonga
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Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Te Rua Manga (The Needle) Rarotonga
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Mountain
Mount Maungapu Aitutaki
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Island
Moturakau Aitutaki
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Beaches in Cook Islands

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Titikaveka Beach Titikaveka
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Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Aroa Beach Arorangi
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Black Rock Beach Rarotonga
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Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Te Ara- Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise Rarotonga
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Marlin Queen Fishing Charters Rarotonga
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Island Crafts Avarua
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Muri
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

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