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Cook Islands Facts & Information

 Location Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand
 Climate Tropical, moderated by trade winds
 Terrain Low coral atolls in north, volcanic, hilly islands in south
 Population 21,388
 Nationality Cook Islander
 Ethnic groups Cook Island Maori 87.7%, part Cook Island Maori 5.8%, other 6.5%
 Religions Cook Islands Christian Church 55.9%, Roman Catholic 16.8%, Seventh-Day Adventists 7.9%, Church of Latter Day Saints 3.8%, other Protestant 5.8%, other 4.2%, unspecified 2.6%, none 3%
 Languages English (official), Maori
 Government Type Self-governing parliamentary democracy
 Capital Avarua
 Currency New Zealand dollar (NZD)
 Description of Flag Blue, with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and a large circle of 15 white five-pointed stars centered in the outer half of the flag
 Cook Islands Flag Flag of Cook Islands

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Cook Islands Culture

Enjoy warm sunshine all year round. Drier months on the islands are from April to November with an average maximum temperature of about 26C and an average minimum of about 20C. The wetter, more humid months are from December to March, and they have an average high temperature of 28C. The rainy season is between November and March, but the rain usually falls in the form of late afternoon storms which let in cool air temperatures. The weather is very

comfortable and light clothing is ideally worn on the islands.

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Cook Islands Shopping

Shop till you drop. Shopping on Cook Islands is fun and a great cultural experience, here visitors can discover unique black pearls, quality handcrafts, colourful clothing and electrical goods at very reasonable prices. Exploring the many shops, craft outlets and markets is a great way to find bargains. Some items to look out for are fine china and designer perfumes. The dozen or so clothing outlets offer everything from island-style clothing,

made-to-measure garments and exclusive imports. This is where the cultural aspect of the Cook Islands comes into play, the clothing is amazing and if you are interested in standing out when you get back home, buy a few authentic local styles to take back with you. Other souvenirs to bring back home are oils and soaps their exotic scents will be a constant reminder of the beautiful weather and nature that the islands offers.Shopping hours are normally from 8am to 4pm during the week, and 8am to noon on Saturdays. Some resort and village shops are open during the evening and on Sunday. The airport shops are open for international flights. If you decide to buy something, do not attempt to bargain as this is not an accepted custom in the Cook Islands.


Cook Islands Restaurants
Read reviews for some of the best restaurants in Cook Islands. You'll find the perfect restaurant for your vacation here. Choose a restaurant by cuisine type or visitor rating.
Name Address Phone Cuisine    
 Coconut Crusher Amuri 31-283 Asian
 Trader Jack's Avarua 26-464 Seafood
 Ambala Gardens Muri Beach 26-486 International
 Right on the Beach Arorangi 22-461 International
 Sails Brasserie Muri Beach 27-349 International
 Windjammer Restaurant Arorangi 23-950 International


Cook Islands Travel Guides
 Frommer's Cook Islands
 Lonely Planet Cook Islands
 Let's Go Cook Islands
 Fodors Cook Islands