Rarotonga and the Cook Islands has a vibrant culture – select from the list below for information and dates of events and celebrations happening around the Cook Islands.
The Cook Islands culture is cherished by all. Even those who come to get away from it all will discover the many occasions in everyday life allow an insight into Polynesian identity which will enrich and enlighten the experience of the Pacific during a Cook Islands holiday.
Festivals, sports, arts, reunions, weddings, politics, parties, competitions such as Vaka Eiva, and celebrations like the Te Maeva Nui Constitution week, are vital ingredients of an island lifestyle that thrives on its heritage.
Miss Cook Islands
Dancer of the Year
World Youth Netball Championship
Pacific Mini Games
Punganga Nui Market
Traditional Vaka Carving
Visit our friends at Pacific Divers if your interested in a diving tour. The island is surrounded by a coral reef that encloses a lagoon of calm turquoise water that contrasts with the deep blue of the Pacific ocean.
A gentle walk through the noni plantation and taro fields to the mountain. Enter the pristine rain forest, see magnificent 1200 chestnut trees, shampoo plants, ferns and a variety of other Flora and fauna.
For those who like a challenge! Follow through lush valley to the beginning of the steep ascent leading to the base of the Needle (half hour). Stop at the large ceremonial stone. See the carving done by ancient Polynesians.