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Aitutaki Lagoon (Aitutaki)
Ranked #1 of 19 Outdoors in Southern Cook Islands
Category: Beaches
These waters are home to a large number of fish, making it a favorite spot for snorkeling or scuba diving.
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One Foot Island (Aitutaki)
Ranked #2 of 19 Outdoors in Southern Cook Islands
Category: Islands

Paradise on earth! It is a perfect paradise. Nothing to worry about - except for the stonefish. Always wear reefshoes in the water! They are not pleasant to step on.  Make sure... more »

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Titikaveka Beach (Titikaveka)
Ranked #3 of 19 Outdoors in Southern Cook Islands
Category: Beaches

Titikaveka beach, located in the village of Titikaveka occupies a south east lagoon area of Rarotonga.  It's present popularity is due to the depth of the water providing endless... more »

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Ranked #4 of 19 Outdoors in Southern Cook Islands
Category: Caverns/ Caves
Owner description: The most well known of Atiu's limestone caves, it is named for the Kopeka birds that build nests in between the stalactites... more » Owner description: The most well known of Atiu's limestone caves, it is named for the Kopeka birds that build nests in between the stalactites of the cavern. These birds navigate through the dark caves, guided by the echoes of their clicking sounds. « less
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Muri Lagoon (Rarotonga)
Ranked #5 of 19 Outdoors in Southern Cook Islands
Category: Beaches
One of the island's most beautiful locations, this lagoon and beach is a popular destination for swimming and snorkeling.
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Cook Island Divers (Rarotonga)
Ranked #6 of 19 Outdoors in Southern Cook Islands
Category: Reefs
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Ranked #7 of 19 Outdoors in Southern Cook Islands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #8 of 19 Outdoors in Southern Cook Islands
Category: Mountains
Owner description: This tall, rocky pinnacle can be spotted from several locations on the island and is a favorite challenge for those who enjoy... more » Owner description: This tall, rocky pinnacle can be spotted from several locations on the island and is a favorite challenge for those who enjoy a good climb. « less
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Ranked #9 of 19 Outdoors in Southern Cook Islands
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Located on the south coast of the island, these gardens contain many local plants and flowers that are not only beautiful but... more » Owner description: Located on the south coast of the island, these gardens contain many local plants and flowers that are not only beautiful but have medicinal uses. « less
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Moturakau (Aitutaki)
Ranked #10 of 19 Outdoors in Southern Cook Islands
Category: Islands
Owner description: This deserted island was the location used for the British TV series Shipwrecked, where 16 people were left on an uninhabited... more » Owner description: This deserted island was the location used for the British TV series Shipwrecked, where 16 people were left on an uninhabited island to fend for themselves. « less
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Akaiami (Aitutaki)
Ranked #11 of 19 Outdoors in Southern Cook Islands
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Ranked #12 of 19 Outdoors in Southern Cook Islands
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: The Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre has something for everyone. Young and old, conservationists,fishermen, whale,... more » Owner description: The Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre has something for everyone. Young and old, conservationists,fishermen, whale, shark, turtle, fish, crab lovers....A huge variety of displays, and you can touch them! An exciting Live Creature section including Tropical fish filled aquariums, Rocky the Stonefish, gigantic Coconut Crabs, and more...Photography allowed. Big Screen, Interactive Computer programmes, DVD Stations, WIFI, Wheelchair Access, Child friendly, . Cafe and Souvenir Shop on site. Open Sunday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Tickets last a year; Adults $12, children $6 with group and family discounts. Every admission helps support the 'Whale research project' so you help save Whales and Dolphins! « less
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Ranked #13 of 19 Outdoors in Southern Cook Islands
Category: Beaches

Black Rock is historically believed to be the departure point for human spirits.  In olden times black rock basaltic features covered an extensive area where the site is now... more »

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Ngatangiia Harbour (Rarotonga)
Ranked #14 of 19 Outdoors in Southern Cook Islands
Category: Marinas

Ngatangiia Harbour is historically believed to be the departure point for Polynesian voyagers who discovered Aotearoa from about 900 BC onwards.  A circle of stones and mounted... more »

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Ranked #15 of 19 Outdoors in Southern Cook Islands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas

The Takitumu Conservation Area, also referred to as TCA is located in the hinterland of Turoa and Akapuao localities, Titikaveka.  Some 30 years ago, the rediscovery of the... more »

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Te Rua Rere (Mangaia)
Ranked #16 of 19 Outdoors in Southern Cook Islands
Category: Caverns/ Caves
The skeletal remains of island ancestors can be found in this cave that is often explored by international archaeologists.
Ranked #17 of 19 Outdoors in Southern Cook Islands
Category: Waterfalls
Owner description: Reachable by hiking trail or four-wheel vehicle, Rarotonga's only fall is also known as Papua Waterfall, because water from... more » Owner description: Reachable by hiking trail or four-wheel vehicle, Rarotonga's only fall is also known as Papua Waterfall, because water from the Papua stream spills down the cliff into a beautiful swimming hole. « less
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Avana Point (Ngatangiia)
Ranked #18 of 19 Outdoors in Southern Cook Islands
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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The marine reserve in Tikioki, is a traditional protective measure for conserving resources according to traditional practices.  Established in the late 1990's the Tikioki Marine... more »