Cook Islands

Surface: 236 km²
Capital: Avarua
Population: 19 569 inhabitants (2006)

Travel advice
Current status: No special safety risks.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
January, February and March are the best months to travel to the Cook Islands. This avoids the lengthy rainy season. The probability of short heavy downpours is present throughout the year.

Cook Island Maori and English are both official languages ​​in the Cook Islands.

Travel documents
You must have a passport valid for at least 6 months when leaving the Cook Islands.
A visa is not required if you are staying in the Cook Islands for less than 31 days. This can be extended for a tourist stay of up to 6 months.
You must departure from the Cook Islands to pay a departure tax of about 55 New Zealand dollars per person.

Immunization (vaccination)
To visit the Cook Islands, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.

Money and Money
The Cook Islands is paid with the Cookeilandse dollar (NZD) and the New Zealand dollar (NZD).

Traffic and route
On the Cook Islands you must drive on the left side of the road.

The Cook Islands a plug adapter is required.

Tap water
The tap water is lightly chlorinated and may cause stomach and / or intestinal problems.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding the Cook Islands can be found on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from the Cook Islands available at Abyznewslinks .

Websites from the Cook Islands end in .ck.
Official websites of the Cook Islands: and .

Photos and videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of photos of the Cook Islands.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of the Cook Islands.

An overview of all the holidays on the Cook Islands please visit ck .

Protected areas and World Heritage

An overview of the protected areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on the Cook Islands please visit Protected Planet .
The Cook Islands are not on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube,,, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.