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cook islands TRAVEL GUIDE

COOK ISLANDS AND WHEN TO GO

For water lovers the Cook Islands is paradise. A fringe reef circles Rarotonga leaving a calm, shallow lagoon packed with colourful coral and marine life waiting to be explored. And when you're not swimming, snorkelling, diving, or paddling, there's white sand beaches to relax on, rainforests to trek and plenty of restaurants to check out.

March - April brings clears sunny days as cyclone season ends

Celebrate the nations independence at the Te maire Nui festival in August

August to November sees rainfall it it's lowest with humidity falling towards the end of the year

December - February is cyclone season so is the least popular time to visit

Top 5 things to do in THE COOK ISLANDS
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August 25, 2018

With so many places on my bucket list the decision on where to go next is never easy! My Instagram feed teases me daily with an endless stream of ideas. This was my dilemma earlier this year, I had 3 weeks leave and I wanted an adventure.

Eventually I decided on The Philippines and I wanted to pack in as much as I could. After a lot of recommendations and research I figured out a plan but of course each of the things I wanted t...

April 8, 2018

The waters around the Philippines are a playground for snorkelers and divers and my plan for this trip was to spend as much time in the water as possible and to tick a few new things off my bucketlist. Day 2 I snorkelled with whale sharks, something I’d dreamt of for years so I was pumped and hopeful about my chances of also seeing manta rays.

I’d read about Manta Bowl, a cleaning station for manta rays, that can be reached on...

April 8, 2018

Putting your mask beneath the surface and coming face to face with the biggest fish in the ocean is a surreal, electric experience. The sheer size of whale sharks should be daunting but these majestic creatures quickly put you at ease as they slowly, elegantly glide through the water beneath you.

7107 islands make up The Philippines but it was the crystal clear azure waters and exploring what lies beneath that drew me there. 3...

March 8, 2018

So many times I've tried and failed to visit the famous Figure 8 pools, I must have done every other walk in the National Park before I actually arrived at a suitable time to visit Figure 8!  

The rock platform that houses the pools is only visible and safe to visit at low tide which for a good part of the year is super early or late and usually just for a window of a few hours meaning you have to time your trip correctly.


Final...

January 7, 2018

 Looking for a bit of inspiration for things to do in Sydney? Look no further, here's 52 - one for every week of the year! Some are once in a lifetime splurges whereas most you can enjoy time and time again, enjoy!

  1. Enjoy arts, music and theatre at Sydney Festival

  2. Take a swim at the iconic Bondi Icebergs in the sunshine

  3. Jump from the rocks into Watamolla’s lagoon in the Royal National Park

  4. Spend a day and nigh...

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