Welcome to Suwarrow
The Cook Islands’ only national park is a nature-lover’s paradise, home to huge colonies of seabirds and some of the country’s richest marine life. Two atoll managers live here six months of the year to oversee the park. During cyclone season they head back to Rarotonga. Suwarrow is best known as the home of Tom Neale, who lived here for three long stints between 1952 and his death in 1977. You can relive his adventures in his classic book An Island to Oneself, and visit his old house on Anchorage Island – one room is still furnished just as it was when he lived here. The only way you’re likely to be able to visit Suwarrow is by private yacht, or on the annual expedition on the SRV Discovery.