South Pacific - Rarotonga & the Cook Islands (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Rarotonga & the Cook Islands chapter from Lonely Planet’s South Pacific guidebook.

The Cook Islands are simultaneously remote and accessible, modern and traditional. Beyond the island’s tourist buzz and contemporary appearance is a robust culture, firmly anchored by traditional Polynesian values and steeped in oral history.

  • snorkel, kayak or paddle-board in the pristine azure waters of Rarotonga’s Muri Lagoon
  • maps
  • trek Rarotonga’s cross-island track, inland trails and valley walks
  • transport
  • feast on the freshest of seafood and organic local produce in Rarotonga’s excellent restaurants
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Rarotonga, Avarua & around, Muri Lagoon, Black Rock, Arorangi, Wigmore’s Waterfall, Muri, Te Vara Nui Village, Aitutaki, Palmerston, ’Atiu, Anatakitaki, Rima Rau, Lake Te Roto, Ma’uke, Mitiaro, Mangaia, Manihiki, Rakahanga, Penrhyn, Pukapuka and Suwarrow.

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