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Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre

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!

The Centre renovation has been a team effort by people passionate about Whales and Wildlife to share the wonders of the Cook Islands Biodiversity and leave all the visitors to Rarotonga with a part of the magic that happens here especially when the Humpback Whales visit.
You'll be amazed by how much you see and learn
Everyone loves to watch the eels, freshwater prawns and coconut crabs-dont get too close, he's pretty big!
Children can also pick up a small hermit crab

Feel shark skin, listen to whales singing, use the microscope, feel a whale fin, find a stone fish, touch shark teeth, see dinosaur teeth, sit on a whale bone, find out what a cookie cutter shark is, look at the most dangerous creature in the ocean…..

If you’re lucky you may get to meet Nan Hauser the famous Whale Researcher
By visiting the centre, you are helping Cook Island Whale Research

A BIG Screen shows Whale footage around Rarotonga and there’s plenty of other awesome documentaries to choose from
There’s a coffee shop and souvenir shop attached so it’s a 1 stop shop.
Plenty of toys and activities for children while parents relax with a herbal tea or coffee
Something for everyone!

Wheelchair accessable

Call us +682 21666 or +682 55901
Back Road, Atupa just 900 metres from Avatiu Harbour, Rarotonga
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& Skype : savethewhales2011

Phone: +682 21666

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