• Escorted Tour
  • Lady Share

The Outer Cook Islands

Mangaia, Mauke, Mitiaro, Atiu plus 4 nights in Rarotonga

This tour is escorted by a rarotonga resident and it is a wonderful opportunity to experience the local culture and explore four distinct and rarely visited islands of the Cook Islands Southern Group. 

These islands have virtually no beaches as they have been pushed up from the sea floor by volcanic activity and are surrounded by ‘Makatea’, coral beds that now form the cliff faces of the islands

Your travel itinerary

Thursday 11 November

Auckland to Rarotonga

A morning departure on Air New Zealand, cross the dateline to arrive the previous day.

Wednesday 10 November

arrive Rarotonga

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Mid-afternoon arrive in Rarotonga. Meet your Rarotonga based host. Transfer to you hotel for the next three nights.
Welcome dinner tonight

Thursday 11 November


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This morning an orientation tour of the island balance of the day free to relax.

Friday 12 November


Today transfer to Muri Beach for a glass bottomed boat excursion and lunch. Balance of the day free. Dinner tonight is at a local restaurant.


Saturday 13 November

Rarotonga - Mangaia

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Transfer to the airport for you flight to Mangaia
On arrival transfer to your guesthouse for the next two nights Mangaia is the oldest island in the Pacific-18 million years old! It is roughly circular in shape and rises to 4760m.

Sunday 14 November


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The outer islands take their religion seriously so you will be invited to church. During our stay an island tour is included.

Monday 15 November

Mangaia to Mauke

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We fly to Mauke today. Our accommodation is in a guesthouse for two nights Mauke is a volcanic plateau surrounded by Makatea (raised coral beds).

Tuesday 16 November


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Today enjoy a tour of the island including the CICC church due to
a village dispute it was divided into two with each side decorated
differently. Today the partition has been removed.

Wednesday 17 November

Mauke - Mitirao

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Our flight today takes us to Mitiaro Mitiaro is another lifted coral
island with Makatea rim. The island has a flat swampy centre with two lakes and limestone caves, ideal for a crystal clear swim. We have an overnight stay here A tour of the island is included.

Thursday 18 November

Mitiaro - Atiu

On arrival in Aitu transfer to your accommodation to villas set in a lush garden. Aitu is known for its limestone caves along the coast and rich soils in the centre.


Friday 19 November


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This mornings tour includes bird watching and visiting the cave to see tiny Kopeka birds that use sonar to navigate the dark. See where the Aitu coffee is grown and perhaps some tivaevae the Cook Islands appliqué work.


Saturday 20 November

Aitu - Rarotonga

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Farewell the Outer Cooks today with a flight back to Rarotonga and a overnight stay at a hotel close to the airport. 


Sunday 21 November

Rarotonga - Auckland

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Farewell your local host. Return to the airport for you flight home.

Monday 22 November

Arrive Auckland early evening


• Return air travel Auckland/ Rarotonga

• Four nights accommodation in Rarotonga

• Seven nights accommodation on four islands of the Southern Cook Islands group. Best available- shared facilities

• Breakfast in Rarotonga

• Other meals as specified

• Island tour Rarotonga

• Lagoon cruise

• All meals transfers and touring on the outer islands

• Escorted by our locally based escort

• Group size 11 people maximum


Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle 
   $6,219  $7,100

*This is a cash price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment


• Items of a personal nature
• Travel Insurance (please ask us for a quote)
• Airline and airport taxes (approx $150)
• Meals not specified

Booking Conditions

• A deposit of $500 per person will secure a place on the tour
• Full payment is due no later than 01 October 2021


• From the date of booking to– loss of deposit
• After 01 October 2021– no refund
• If this tour is cancelled due to Covid 19 government travel restrictions, and a refund is available,Pukekohe Travel reserves the right in addition to any supplier imposed amendment and
cancellation fees, to charge a service and administrative fee of $150 per person

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is compulsory. Please contact us for a quote.

Terms and Conditions

• For full terms and conditions please visit our website www.pukekohetravel.co.nz/termsandconditions or ask our tour consultant for a copy 


General Information

• A current passport is required, valid six months beyond date of travel
• No visa is required for NZ passport holders

• All other passport holders please ask

  • Covid vaccinations now compulsory for travel to cook Islands



• If New Zealand Borders are closed as a result of Government imposed restrictions and/or, quarantine travel restrictions are
imposed on New Zealanders returning home from overseas, Pukekohe Travel accepts no liability for any additional costs.
• These are not limited to but includes any cancellation or amendment fees or border quarantine fees imposed.
• Pukekohe Travel will assist in every way possible to ensure any additional travel arrangements required are made with the
minimal amount of disruption and in the most cost-effective manner.

Health and Fitness

• A good standard of health is required and clients should be mobile with the ability to walk on uneven surfaces and steps.

Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change