Cook Islands
Cook Islands
ISO:   CK
Country:   Cook Islands
Capital:   Avarua
AreaSqKm:   240
Population:   21,388
Region:   OCA
Continent:   OC
tld:   .ck
CurrencyCode:   NZD
CurrencyName:   Dollar
Phone:   682
Languages:   en-CK mi
neighbours:   :
Time Zone:   GMT-10
 
Description:   The Cook Islands comprises of two main groups. The best beaches are found on Aitutaki. Because of their idyllic surroundings and good infrastructure the Cook Islands have been used as the setting for several films, the best known being Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence staring David Bowie. The best resorts are on Rarotonga and Aitutaki. The best swimming beaches are at Muri Lagoon and Titikaveka. Whilst on the island it is possible to tour the islands by plane, boat, car and horse drawn carriage. Good places to visit are the Takamoa Mission House, built in 1842, and the old Palace of Makea at Taputapuatea. The lagoon is equally impressive.
 
Useful Links:   http://www.cook-islands.gov.ck/index.php Official government web site for the Cook Islands. This site is excellent but more for investors /businessmen etc. http://www.cook-islands.com/ Official tourism web site for the Cook Islands. Excellent site with good information about all that you cna do in the Cook Islands . Easy to navigate one of our favourite Pacific island tourism websites.

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