Nature’s Majesty: Visit the Whale and Wildlife Centre
The Cook Islands are predominantly known for careful preservation of its environment particularly on its wide-ranging wildlife being the chief source of its tourism.
Whale and Wildlife Centre has been serving for the past 11 years. They’re ultimate passion is to provide educational experience. They have welcomed various people of diverse reasons from uncommon industry coming from different sides of the world. It has been a home to view videos, exhibits, specimens, whale-related artifacts and artwork. Of course, they likewise give everyone a better understanding of the country- its culture and interesting history.
The centre was established by team efforts of people who has sincere care and discerned value of Cook Island’s biodiversity. They are also individuals who share the same passion of preserving the unharmed beauty of its Island.
The Humpback Whales visit is highly recommended. Delight in watching the eels, freshwater prawns and coconut crabs but don’t get too close, they’re pretty big! Picking up a small hermit crab is a guaranteed happiness for children!
Looking at the most dangerous creature in the ocean will surely give you a chill thrill! Feel shark skin, touch shark teeth and find out what a cookie cutter shark is. You can also listen to whales singing, feel a whale fin, find a stone fish, see dinosaur teeth and sit on a whale bone. There’s also this big screen that you get to watch whale footage around Rarotonga.
You may also enjoy the aroma while you sip a good coffee, grab any of its creative souvenirs or opt to pick wonderful toys for children at their one stop shop!
They are located at Back Road, Atupa opposite Mike Tavioni Carving from 10am to 4pm Sunday through to Friday (only closed Saturdays) and have outlined best value for money-Family and Group discounts too!
At Cook Island, there is always something for everyone!
The Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre is open 10am to 4pm Sunday through to Friday (only closed Saturdays)
Back Road, Atupa opposite Mike Tavioni Carving.
(Heading to town, from Avatiu Harbour, Turn Right into Avatiu Road (cross island trek road) and after 400 metres at T junction turn Right again and you will find the centre 500 metres on left) Less than 1km from town
Just $12 adults and $6 children 2-12 yrs this has to be the best value for money-Family and Group DISCOUNTS too!
Back Road, Atupa just 900 metres from Avatiu Harbour, Rarotonga
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