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Te Ara- Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Nice Cafe

We only stopped to go to the cafe for a quick bite. Coffee was good and the food tasty Staff were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hills50
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Katikati, New Zealand
Lots of history but not many exhibits

The museum is quite new so I would imagine it will be gradually added to over time - Filled with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JudeAF
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North Shore, New Zealand
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We are a cultural business incubator and market in the Cook Islands and to bring together the community. Te Ara features a fantastic visual display about the story of the Cook Islands from pre-colonial times, independence in 1965, through to the...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stopped to go to the cafe for a quick bite. Coffee was good and the food tasty Staff were friendly and polite. Looked at the gift shop they have some lovely things and loved seeing the two beautiful Tivaevae quilts hanging on the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hills50
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is quite new so I would imagine it will be gradually added to over time - Filled with interesting history and some exhibits. If you read all the history it will take about an hour to go through - otherwise you wont be...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JudeAF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We could have googled what was written in no time. We had no tour guide. $15 was too steep. Not really worth it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lynn199425
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here a couple of times. For the first time we stopped here just to drink a cappuccino and it was really well done so we decided to come back on the following days. Even the food is really light anche tasty. inside...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ScarlettOtto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here was excellent and an excellent price. The chocolate brownies were soooo good - very good - very good prices too. Really nice staff too.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice stroll through a modern building, the walk itself is a little short for $15 an adult however that would be really looking for a fault. Great way to quickly learn the history of this beautiful island. Plenty of coffee, snacks and gifts for purchase.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Airplaneaddict
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

The museum it self is really small but super interesting! The guide Sten made all the difference explained with passion all the history of Polynesian people as well as detailed history of Rarotonga:-) they run a sustainable incubator and profits goes to teaching youth about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank travellingseeker
Reviewed January 14, 2019

Small but absolutely worth a visit. Lots of historical information about the Cook Islands. Well set out. I really like this museum and will be visit again when I am back in the Cooks just to spend a little more time taking in all the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TePutu
Reviewed January 12, 2019

Although this is a small museum it packs in lots of interesting history and attractive and informative displays. A member of staff was happy to interpret the displays for us and answer all our questions. There was also a nice gift shop and cafe. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Petra414
Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

Shout out to Stan, an amazing tour guide! The museum is not a big one, but it's what's on the inside that matters. While both supporting the community and the environment, it also is able to make a lot out of its small space. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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