Destination Today

Imbued with the cosmopolitan influence of Auckland, Rarotonga has developed as one of the Pacific’s most versatile travel destinations. To the north, Aitutaki is morphing into a more upmarket option, while the nation’s other outer islands are increasing the emphasis on authentic and eco-aware traveller experiences. Stay in a traditional kikau homestay on Mitiaro, discover ‘Atiu’s fascinating birdlife, or go underground in the storied burial caves on Mangaia. All around the Cook Islands, the welcome for visitors continues to be friendly and gregarious, so remember to pack a good sense of humour.