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“Informative”

Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre
Ranked #19 of 67 things to do in Rarotonga
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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!
colorado
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Informative”
Reviewed April 2, 2012

It's a small place filled with things to read. I tired of the reading and would have appreciated more visual presentations.

Visited March 2012
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Thank terry21
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RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
You will be pleased to see we now have an interactive computer programme available and also 4 more dvd stations which cover a wide range of topics. Now you can sit back and relax if you aren't a reader.
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“sea life museum of the cook islands”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

This was a great stop over on you way around the island for both adults and children. Not only did it give you a history of whaling and the passion of whale enthusiasts, but of other sea life around the islands. bones artifacts, pictures, stories, and up close and personal to a coconut crab and other wild life needs at least an hour to do it justice. the proprietors are friendly and helpful. There is a lot packed into a small space. It was worth the stop.

Visited January 2012
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1 Thank Medusa95
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RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
I hope you get to return, we keep updating our Exhibit Centre. Thank You for the review.
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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“A mountain of information!”
Reviewed March 11, 2012

Although we have rated this 'average', there was a mountain of interesting information but in fairly confined conditions which sometimes made it difficult to read. Highlights were the 'live' exhibits, A little way off the main road if you don't have private transport.

Visited February 2012
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1 Thank Peter N
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RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
If your are trying to find us, we are just 900 metres from the Main Road by Avatiu Harbour, just to the West of Avarua Township. If you are walking, you may like a cold tropical smoothie to take through with you. Its also wheelchair accessible.
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karamea
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“whales, crabs and other things”
Reviewed January 8, 2012

this place is awesome and soooooooo educational!
so much information.everyone should go here and learn about whats going on out there from people who really care!!!!!

Visited December 2011
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Thank john f
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RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Thanks. Learning can be FUN:)
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New Zealand
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“if you are interested in Whales....”
Reviewed October 9, 2011

this is a newly opened visitors centre in Rarotonga. The space was filled with historical and research information and displays about Whales and the links to Rarotonga. Whale watching is a reason for going to Rarotonga and the Centre will have information you may not know you needed to know. Very friendly and enthusiastic helper behind the counter. There were activities for children.

Visited September 2011
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1 Thank JenJ46
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RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Thanks for the review.
Whale Season is July to October, but Humpback Whales can be seen from mid May through to October. We have over 20 different species of whale and dolphin that visit or live in the Cook Island waters. Feel free to drop in and ask us about the whales or any topic at all and we will try to help.
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