What To Do In Cook Islands

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The Cook Islands are a self-governing parliamentary democracy in free association with New Zealand, located in Polynesia, in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean, between French Polynesia (Society Islands) to the east and Tonga to the west. It is an archipelago with 15 islands spread out over 2.2 million sq. km of ocean. 

With the same time zone and latitude (disregarding north and south) as Hawaii, the islands are sometimes thought of as "Hawaii down under". Though smaller, it reminds some elderly visitors of Hawaii before statehood without all the large tourist hotels and other development.

Tourism facilities are well developed on Rarotonga and Aitutaki, and information is available. However you won't see a single tout, and tourist scams are unheard of. If you want to organise something, it usually isn't hard to do, but you will need to make the first move.


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Vital Stats

Region Info Oceania
Population 36.0 million
Highest Altitude 4,509 m
Mount Wilhelm, Papua New Guinea 14,793 ft
Lowest Altitude -15 m
Lake Eyre, Australia -49 ft
Lowest Temperature -23.0 °C
Charlotte Pass, Australia (1994) -9.4 °F
Highest Temperature 50.7 °C
Oodnadatta, Australia (1960) 123.3 °F

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