Cook Islands

Cook Islands Overview

The Cook Islands lie in the South Pacific Ocean, about 1,800 miles northeast of New Zealand. The 15 islands of the Cook group are spread out over 850,000 square miles of ocean. They have a total land area of 91 square miles and a total coastline of 90 miles. The main islands include Rarotonga, Mangaia, Atiu, Aitutaki, and Mauke. The capital, Avarua, is on the northern shore of Rarotonga.

CLIMATE

Seasonal variations are slight in the Cook Islands, temperatures range between 18°C and 28°C (64-82°F) in the winter months which run from May to October and 21°C and 29°C (70-84°F) in the summer months from November to April. The wet season is from December to March.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Avarua
POPULATION: 21,923
LANGUAGE: English, Maori
CURRENCY: New Zealand Dollar
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 240V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: CK
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +682
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC -10