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Come stay a while and share with us our rich tapestry of traditions, customs and culture that are the Cook Islands way of life. Indulge in the pleasure of Pacific food – listen to the strums of the ukulele, the beat of the drums or swing with the sway of dancing hips. Discover the great outdoors and fish, snorkel, dive, paddle and swim in a brilliant blue sea. Climb the magnificent peaks lush with native vegetations and alive with song birds. Or simply stroll through the pearly sands and stop awhile to look at the twinkling sunbeams on a white crested reef. Immerse and explore.

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Highland Paradise

Sometimes known as “the lost village”, Highland Paradise is a cultural feast of Cook Islands entertainment and spiritual experiences.

Weekday Guided tours of authentic historical sites in this mountain village refuge that lay forgotten for 150 years include re enactments , interactive live days, restored maraes and faithfully rebuilt traditional buildings all recreating the ambience and spirituality of this sacred place where our ancestors lived , loved ,fought and died. You will learn of our proud and sometimes, sad and sordid history.

Amongst 25 developed acres of magnificent gardens and views you will experience drumming , singing, dancing , story telling and umu feasts just as they were more than 600 years ago on this very spot!

Our Monday , Wednesday and Friday sunset cultural nights, include hosted roundtrip transport , expert guides, village experiences , marae visit, a tapu lifting , warrior welcome, cocktail , underground oven (umu) feasting like you have never experienced and spectacular stage show telling the story of our ancient heritage through singing , dancing and drumming.

Our dancers , musicians , chefs , barmen and guides are all descendants of Ariki (High Chief) Tinomana and are proud to be part of the extended family which brings this mountain village back to life and keeps it alive – for you!

Phone: +682 21924
Fax: +682 24474

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