Cook Islands Travel Information

Things to know before you go

From what to pack (and what you’ll need to leave at home) to how to get around and what to tip, we’ve put together a collection of some of our most frequently asked questions and practical travel information. 

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Cook Islands

Important Information

When you come to the Cook Islands, a valid passport and a return ticket will allow you a stay of up to 31 days. Extensions may be granted on a monthly basis – for up to six months.

You must have sufficient funds for your maintenance and confirmed booking/payments and contact information of the accredited accommodation you intend to stay at, as camping is not permitted in the Cook Islands.

The Pacific Islands enjoy a warm climate all year round. June until August is cooler whilst November to March is warmer. The drier months from April to November have an average temperature of about 26°C whilst in the warmer, more humid season the temperature ranges between 25°C and 35°C.

The Pacific Islands enjoy a warm climate all year round. June until August is cooler whilst November to March is warmer. The drier months from April to November have an average temperature of about 26°C whilst in the warmer, more humid season the temperature ranges between 25°C and 35°C.

The Pacific Islands enjoy a warm climate all year round. June until August is cooler whilst November to March is warmer. The drier months from April to November have an average temperature of about 26°C whilst in the warmer, more humid season the temperature ranges between 25°C and 35°C.

The Pacific Islands enjoy a warm climate all year round. June until August is cooler whilst November to March is warmer. The drier months from April to November have an average temperature of about 26°C whilst in the warmer, more humid season the temperature ranges between 25°C and 35°C.

The Pacific Islands enjoy a warm climate all year round. June until August is cooler whilst November to March is warmer. The drier months from April to November have an average temperature of about 26°C whilst in the warmer, more humid season the temperature ranges between 25°C and 35°C.

Getting Around

Regular flights link Rarotonga to Aitutaki. Scheduled air and ferry services operate
between the islands of Upolu and Savai’i in Samoa. The main roads are reasonably well maintained and rental cars, taxis, motorcycles and bicycles are available. Visitors may need to obtain a local drivers’ licence for rental car and motorcycle hire.

Spending

The Cook Islands utilize the New Zealand dollar; in Samoa, the Samoan Tala is used (1 tala = 100 sene). Major credit cards are recognized and some cash machines are available.

Isn’t expected and is contrary to Cook Islands custom.

The Pacific Islands enjoy a warm climate all year round. June until August is cooler whilst November to March is warmer. The drier months from April to November have an average temperature of about 26°C whilst in the warmer, more humid season the temperature ranges between 25°C and 35°C.

Communication

Telephone services are good in most towns. Internet connections are available from most hotels as well as internet cafés.

About Cook Islands

English is widely spoken.

New Year’s Days – January 1, 2
Easter – Good Friday & Easter Monday
ANZAC Day – April 25
Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday – first Monday in June
Constitution Day – August 4
National Gospel Day – October 26
Labor Day – A Monday in early August
White Monday – Early October
Christmas Day – December 25
Boxing Day – December 26

The Pacific Islands enjoy a warm climate all year round. June until August is cooler whilst November to March is warmer. The drier months from April to November have an average temperature of about 26°C whilst in the warmer, more humid season the temperature ranges between 25°C and 35°C.

The Pacific Islands enjoy a warm climate all year round. June until August is cooler whilst November to March is warmer. The drier months from April to November have an average temperature of about 26°C whilst in the warmer, more humid season the temperature ranges between 25°C and 35°C.

The Pacific Islands enjoy a warm climate all year round. June until August is cooler whilst November to March is warmer. The drier months from April to November have an average temperature of about 26°C whilst in the warmer, more humid season the temperature ranges between 25°C and 35°C.

The Pacific Islands enjoy a warm climate all year round. June until August is cooler whilst November to March is warmer. The drier months from April to November have an average temperature of about 26°C whilst in the warmer, more humid season the temperature ranges between 25°C and 35°C.