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Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre

Back Road, Cook Islands
+682 21 666
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Great information on whales,historical and current.

We were impressed with the whale displays and information as we had spotted several whales... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2016
Goddess07
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Great place for kids!

I'm glad we stopped in this unique little museum. Kids really enjoyed seeing & touching everything... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2016
jaredKaeo
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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!
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Back Road, Cook Islands
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Reviewed September 25, 2016

We were impressed with the whale displays and information as we had spotted several whales frolicing close to the island, so we could learn about them. Also great for kids as they had feeding of different small species in tanks.

Thank Goddess07
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

Nice you saw the whales then took the time to come in and learn more about them, thanks for your support.

Reviewed September 25, 2016

I'm glad we stopped in this unique little museum. Kids really enjoyed seeing & touching everything in the Centre ...which was encouraged. The ticket can be also be used again during your stay in Rarotonga. Had a nice coffee & smoothie outside, then picked up...More

Thank jaredKaeo
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017
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Awesome, cheers!

Reviewed September 21, 2016

We were in Rarotonga for a week and as active relaxers we needed to do lots to fill our time, the whale and wildlife centre was one of those. Very educational and touching the turtle shells, shark jaws and many other things is encouraged. Lots...More

Thank kate_adams_1993
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

Thanks. Its not the size that counts..

Reviewed September 13, 2016

Did this on our last day and am pleased I didn't overlook it, the exhibits were interesting and varied, the place isn't big but they have made the most of what they have, would recommend it to others.

2  Thank LMCLongmann
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

Thanks for recommending us

Reviewed September 7, 2016

What an incredible display of Nan Houser's work! Video demonstrations, live creatures, evidence of human impact on sea life. Quite the place, made our visit to the town of Avarua!

1  Thank Reece L
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

Thank you from us and the Cetaceans!

Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Not much to see a bit of disappointment but I guess it is not bad for a small island. Great reception. Thank you.

Thank Norfizie G
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

Hmmm, It is a small building but hundreds of amazing items to see and interact with

Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting creatures and critters! Lots of history and preserved bits and pieces! Worth a trip there to see the coconut crabs!! Interesting!

Thank rochellep123
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

Glad you loved it!

Reviewed August 28, 2016

Great place for a rainy day visit. So much information spent the best part of two hours. Coffee and snacks available too. Staff very welcoming.

Thank IvanovichC
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

Pleased you were enthralled

Reviewed August 27, 2016

Fantastic staff, very helpful and informative. Love watching the whales when we are on the island, so anything we can do to help them we will.

Thank JodyP1098
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

Thank You for your support, it was lovely meeting you

Reviewed August 22, 2016

took my family there and was very impressed with all the displays that can all be touched and picked up, my grandchildren loved it as did the adults, once you have your ticket to get in you can use it for the whole year without...More

1  Thank Diane386
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

Definatey value for money.

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