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Cook Islands Cultural Village

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Address: Arorangi, Cook Islands
Phone Number:
+682 21 314

Visitors to this historic village can participate in a variety of...

Visitors to this historic village can participate in a variety of activities from coconut husking to fishing in order to experience the lifestyles of the Maori people.

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Exciting island spectacular!!

We enjoyed all of it...!! Approximately $100 each, we were picked up from our hotel and dropped off at the end of the evening, in an open air bus, nice relaxing start! Meet with... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2014
Conor O
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We enjoyed all of it...!! Approximately $100 each, we were picked up from our hotel and dropped off at the end of the evening, in an open air bus, nice relaxing start! Meet with a complimentary drink, we were guided through different parts of Cook Islands heritage, culture, day to day life, food and was superbly presented with terrific artefacts,... More 

4 Thank Conor O
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

This is in my opinion, one of the two must do activities , while in Rarotonga. The cultural show, and the meal, (especially the cooked taro leaves), are two things not to miss.

2 Thank nickaliar1
Long Beach, California
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2014

This was a very nice evening. The cultural village tour was very interesting. The village staff were very accommodating and allowed plenty of time for questions. Quite informative. The dinner show was spectacular! The dancing is amazing! (How do they do that!?) The food was very good and the staff very friendly with attentive drink service. The over the water... More 

3 Thank KimandGaryC
Camberwell, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2014

A fine group of young adults presented a 'Kava bowl' ceremony and local dancing with great enthusiasm. A very enjoyable hour

4 Thank Aussiebd
Newcastle, Australia
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Well worth the visit. We found it informative, entertaining and friendly. Highly recommended. A really good night out.

4 Thank Jack19rob
Nambour, Australia
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2013

This was the most memorable and wonderful experience. We loved it. The presentation is very professional and certainly a must see for any visitor. Great service, wonderful entertainment, great food with some great island food to try. Talented performers who seem to love sharing their culture and heritage with you. Had a wonderful night and got to meet some lovely... More 

6 Thank KristyR113
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2013

A very uplifing experience, from the moment you board the bus! Food was unique, very tasty, entertainment exciting. Everyone involved lived and breathed their culture! Fantastic!!!

4 Thank libsgame
Rangiora, New Zealand
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Great service, great entertainment, great food, so well presented and heaps for everyone. Amazing venue. Didn't feel jammed in but heaps of people were there.

5 Thank Sezza_13
Edmond, Oklahoma
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2013

We liked the enthusiastic & educational presentation of cultural information and were impressed by the exceptional friendliness displayed.

6 Thank a26b
Gunnison, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2013

If you are going to spend the dollars for the dinner (which was great) and dance show (which was fun), make sure you pay the extra money and take the time to do the village cultural tour before. It adds a lot to the experience and sets the show into an important cultural context.

6 Thank Y1964oung

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