Cook Islands attractions things to do & see on holiday
Raratonga: The most populated of the Cook Islands and home to Avarua the islands capital.
Rarotonga is made up several charming villages situated mostly around the scenic coastal fringe of the island. There are plenty of good places here to eat and drink, visit the harbour in Avarua for delicious, freshly caught reef-fish.Cook Island Christian Church: A beautiful old white-coral building, built in 1853. Well worth a visit for it's charming Sunday services in which hymns are sung in the Maori language.
The graveyard is noted for some well-known inhabitants including American author Robert Dean Frisbie.
Maire Nui Botanical Gardens: The best place to experience the flowers and trees of the wonderful Cook Islands. Take a walk through it's large and well-maintained gardens to see it's amazing collection of exotic, fragrant and colourful plants and flowers.
Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre: A museum complete with collections of whaling memorabilia, items used in whale- research, a mini-cinema and a cafe. Very informative.
Other options include: Scuba Diving, Deep-Sea Fishing, Get Married ( the exceptional beauty of the islands make them a popular wedding and honeymoon destination).
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