Cook Islands - A South Pacific Paradise
An independent island nation in the South Pacific Ocean, the Cook Islandsare free to associate with New Zealand. It is made up of 15 islands with a combined land area of 240 square kilometers. The Exclusive Economic Zone of the Cook Islands is 1,960,027 square kilometers. It is in the ocean.
The Cook Islands have had independent foreign and defense policies since 2001. Henry Puna, a Cook Islander, presently holds the position of Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum.
The Cook Islands have recently embraced a more aggressive foreign policy. Although the majority of Cook Islanders are New Zealand citizens, they also have the distinction of being Cook Islands nationals, which is not granted to other New Zealanders. Since 1980, the Cook Islands have participated actively in the Pacific Community.
The islands, which Captain Cook named after him following his 1770 conquest, fell under British protection in 1888. Administrative power was given to New Zealand by 1900, and the locals elected self-government in 1965 in free association with New Zealand.
The islands are self-governing except for New Zealand's control over the military, foreign policy, and currency. This includes immigration, which is highly regulated even for New Zealanders who are not from the Cook Islands.
There are more Cook Islanders residing in New Zealand and Australia than there are on the Cook Islands, according to many Cook Islanders. Just over 17,500 people call the Cook Islands home, yet more than 50,000.
Over 30,000, respectively, call New Zealand and Australia home. Those who are still alive frequently visit Auckland, Melbourne, or Sydney before going back home.
Tropical, with trade breezes bringing relief. Rarotonga's highest daily temperatures—which are typically approximately 25 °C in the winter and 29 °C in the summer—are much lower than those of the northern islands.
Summer is when rain falls most often, typically in the form of afternoon storms. Although the islands only see a significant cyclone around once every five years, the cyclone season runs from November to March.
Each island is the summit of one or more volcanoes, although only the larger ones retain the plugs and craters of extinct volcanoes. The tallest of them is Te Manga on the island of Rarotonga, which is just 4 miles (6 km) broad, rising to 2,139 feet (652 meters).
Numerous additional southern group islands, including Atiu, Mangaia, Manuae, Mauke, Mitiaro, Palmerston, and Takutea, exhibit different atoll and high-island development patterns.
Except for Nassau, all the islands in the northern group (Manihiki, Nassau, Penrhyn, Pukapuka, Rakahanga, and Suwarrow) are atolls, which are made up of low-lying, narrow sandbanks that lie on circular reefs around lagoons teeming with marine life.
About the Cook Islands
If you're seeking leisure time, family entertainment, activity, or adventure, everything is available here.
- Sea Scooters.
- Lagoon Cruises.
- Fishing Diving.
- Aitutaki Day Tour.
- Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort.
- Te Vakaroa Villas.
- Nautilus Resort.
- Moana Sands Lagoon Resort.
- Castaway Resort.
- The Edgewater Resort & Spa.
- Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa.
There are 15 significant islands in the Cook Islands. They are reported to have a similar vibe to Hawaii before it become more developed and are in the same time zone as Hawaii.
The islands were given the Hervey Islands moniker by Captain James Cook in 1773, but from about 1820, they began to be referred to as the Cook Islands in his honor. New Zealand and the Cook Islands share political ties.
Protected by lagoons, and high-quality yet laid-back accommodation, the Cook Islands are a very appealing vacation destination.
The Cook Islands is part of the Realm of New Zealand and the Head of State is the Queen of New Zealand.
Nearly everyone in the Cook Islands speaks English, which is an official language along with Cook Islands Maori.
Vacations to the Cook Islands are once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The crown gem of the South Pacific island groupings is the magnificent string of islands known as the Cook Islands. All other Pacific Island cultures, customs, and arts and crafts are unique. The Cook Islands are unlike everywhere else; you instantly blend in with the local culture.