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Cook Island Christian Church (CICC)

Avarua, Cook Islands
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Avarua
Type: Religious Sites
Owner description: Sunday services are filled with hymns sung in the Maori language at this island church which dates back to 1853. The local graveyard is noted for... more » Owner description: Sunday services are filled with hymns sung in the Maori language at this island church which dates back to 1853. The local graveyard is noted for some famous inhabitants including American author Robert Dean Frisbie. « less
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Wellington, New Zealand
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84 reviews 84 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We joined many island families to worship on our one Sunday in Rarotonga. We were welcomed with great warmth and joined in the service where we could. During the message, delivered in the language of the Islands, we sat back and enjoyed the flower bedecked church, especially the altar. We loved the beautiful hats and dresses of the ladies, and... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Even if you are not a Christian, the singing, the enthusiasm of the preacher and the friendliness are well worth the visit. It was disappointing not to be able to hear a translation of the preacher - he was brilliant.

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Ballarat, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We attended and 10.30 service and we very impressed with the welcome and the singing. The guys go up and performed a HUKA for the visitors and afterwards the was a huge morning tea supplied. We enjoyed it.

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Sydney
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

No one should come to the Cooks without experiencing this, the singing is just superb and the pastor throws in enough English to keep your interest. Far more a real Raro experience than the local "shows".

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I went with two others I met at my hotel. We went when there was no service on, but it lovely to walk around and admire this lovely church. Worth visiting

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Alice Springs, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Sunday is an important day for all the islander and going to the church is something you won't miss. It is really nice to see all the locals wearing white clothes, the women have beautiful flowery hats. During the service there are a lot of sing, it is part of the Rarotonga life. There are also many tourist attending the... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Not really an 'attraction' although there were lots of tourists at the service. The info on the screen catered fro the visitors and helped understand what was going on at various parts of the service. Beautiful singing of course, Be prepared for a long sermon in Cook Island Māori - and stay to the end of the service - not... More

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

"Amazing" is a word that sums up the singing in this church, the sunday school children were great to listen to and the couple of little children that just walked around the church happily were lovely. We did leave early after nearly 1 hour and 3/4's as the minister was doing a lot of talking and all in the local... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

a must for any visit to Rarotonga is the sunday service at the cook islands Christian church in Avarua.

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Launceston, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

If you want to enjoy some island singing then this is the place to go. Just awesome. The one disappointing thing was that the entire service and some singing was not in English. We left part way through as there was no understanding of what was being said.

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