Halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii, the Cook Islands is a stunning archipelago boasting coral reefs and volcanic peaks. It's a great place to escape and relax in the middle of nowhere, while also discovering a fascinating culture. One effective way of making the most of your Cook Islands experience is by signing up for one or more of the available guided tours. Here at Flight Centre, we have a range of Cook Islands tours that deliver exhilarating and tranquil moments such as deep-sea fishing and inland cycle tours.

Don't miss these Cook Islands attractions

  • Anatakitaki kopeka bird caves 
  • Rarotonga quad bike and buggy tours
  • Te Vara Nui Village
  • Scuba diving and snorkelling lagoons
  • Muri Lagoon cruises

Culture first

Rarotonga is the largest island in the Cook Islands archipelago. To get your bearings, you might want to sign up for a tour of Rarotonga, which can take you to the island's historical sites and show you the beautiful vistas.

If you opt for a cultural village tour you can learn about fishing techniques, tapa making and local legends over dinner, before enjoying a traditional night show of song and dance. Scooters provide the most popular means of transportation around Rarotonga, so feel free to hire one and take on the coastline, stopping whenever you see a beach or inland trail that draws you closer. 

Admiring the marine life

While holidaying on the Cook Islands, signing up for a snorkelling or diving tour is high on the to-do list – admire the incredible marine life and be blown away by the rainbow colours under the sea. With insider knowledge at your disposal, a snorkel or diving tour can take you to the reef hotspots where you can fully appreciate the underwater oasis.

If you don't feel like getting wet, you might want to try a glass-bottom boat out on Muri Lagoon, allowing you to view native marine life under the water like you would in an aquarium. There are also deep sea fishing charters that take you out into the darkest water to reel in fish too big for the shallows and reef near the shore.  

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