FAQ-South Pacific – Cook Islands

What you need to know

Information and Facts

Made up of 15 unique islands, the Cook islands had untouched beauty and charm. Enjoy the rich culture in the heart of Polynesia, or simply relax on in paradise. Speak to a destination specialist to learn how you can book your next adventure to the Cooks!

Cook Islands: Facts & Information

Weather

The Cook Islands enjoy a pleasantly warm and sunny climate all year round. April through November is the cool, dry season with an average temperature of 26ºC. December through March is the warm, humid, wet season and has temperatures ranging from 22ºC to 30ºC. Occasional tropical showers can be expected during this time of year.

Safety

The Cook Islands are generally a safe destination for travel, with a relatively low crime rate, few endemic diseases and a great health care system. With all travel at home or away, you should observe the same precautions with your personal safety and possessions. Take copies of your important documents and keep them separate from the originals.

Vaccinations

WHO recommends travellers be up to date with their routing vaccines. You should also be vaccinated for Typhoid, Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B shots. In general, prior to departure for any vacation, it’s always best to speak with your physician.

Currency & Customs

The Cook Island’s unit of currency is the New Zealand dollar (NZD), supplemented by notes and coinage for local use. The unique local coins and notes are not available outside the Cook Islands. There is no limit on currency, but amounts over $10000 must be declared. There is no Departure Tax, as this is included in your international airfare.

Electricity

Mains voltage in the Cook Islands is 230V 50Hz, the same as in New Zealand and Australia. Notable exceptions to this are Japan, USA and Canada which uses 100/120V 50/60Hz. If your country does not use appliances within the 230V 50Hz mains voltage range, you will need to purchase a voltage converter.

Language

Cook Islands Maori is the local language spoken but everyone also speaks English. Learning a few Maori words will make the locals smile