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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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Te Vara Nui Village

Proud Winners of Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Industry Award & Tourism Attractions Award 2016 / 2017

The Cook Islands greeting Kia Orana, “may you live on” reflects the beauty not only of our islands but also of our Cook Islands people. At Te Vara Nui Village you will meet local Maori people who will share their stories, knowledge and heritage with you during the Cultural Village Tour.

Finish with Rarotonga’s finest dancers and musicians as they perform by flaming torchlight on the floating and fixed stages of our waterfall garden. You will enjoy our delicious Umu buffet. This stunning show reflects the experience of our village delivering an electric and authentic cultural performance like no other on the island!

Te Vara Nui Village has something for everyone; inspiring fun, authentic entertainment, activity and wonder. It is your Cook Islands number one experience and not to be missed!

Quite simply, the Te Vara Nui cultural experience will capture your soul and heart, leaving you awed from its dazzling backdrop and dramatic performance.

This special place of tribute to our distinctive culture and its breathtaking setting will remain in your memory long after you return home.

Phone: +682 24006

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