Cook Islands Library & Museum, Avarua

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Learn about the history and culture of the Cook Islands at Cook Islands Library & Museum, featuring a collection of weapons, carvings, and costumes. Explore the exhibits and visit the onsite library to find out more the country's distinct cultural identity. The museum also provides a way to learn about the country's relations with New Zealand and other South Pacific nations. Before you leave, check out the small gift shop with books and posters for sale. Plan your visit to Cook Islands Library & Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Rarotonga trip planner .
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  • For a very small library on a Pacific Island, this place has an incredible range of books for adults and children. They offer visitor memberships too.  more »
  • Fairly new so we decided to try it. Well worth the visit. It takes about 45 minutes or so to go thru. A bonus is having a knowledgeable staff member on site to explain the background of the people, mi...  more »
  • My wife joined the library for our 3 month stay and managed to get through a number of the 10,000 books on offer. I found the museum very interesting with early history and wood carvings. Allow plenty...  more »

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Since pristine white beaches and turquoise lagoons are never far away in Rarotonga, where you stay depends entirely on how much you want to spend. The hotels and resorts tend to cluster around the most scenic beaches and lagoons. At the higher end, luxury resorts offer pampering comfort, but often share their beaches with much more affordable accommodations. If you want to explore a certain part of the island, look for lodgings nearby: although the buses are extremely convenient, they tend to meander at a very slow pace.
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8 days in Rarotonga BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Cook Islands BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Cook Islands & New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Rarotonga BY A USER FROM FRANCE February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Cook Islands BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Cook Islands BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Rarotonga BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in South Pacific BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Cook Islands BY A USER FROM INDIA April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Cook Islands BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Rarotonga BY A USER FROM GERMANY May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 55 days in South Pacific BY A USER FROM GERMANY October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
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