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Self-contained beach accommodation, with transfers. Best vehicle rentals rates.
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Aitutaki Marine Research Centre Ranginui’s Sunset Bungalows
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Research projects include growing clams that are later moved to the lagoon and to aquariums overseas. The centre is open weekdays.
Air Rarotonga Maina Superstore
Wharves TNM Store Bubbles Below (Dive Aitutaki)
ARUTANGA Police Station
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Bishops Cruises Araura School
Ranginui’s Retreat Wet & Wild Boat Charters & Kiteboarding
We’re in the heart of downtown Avarua Phone: (682) 27707
Fax: (682) 28807
Akitua Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa
Fully licensed. Credit cards accepted Enjoy a la-carte fine dining Mon-Sat from 6.30pm Bookings recommended
Ee Neibaa’s Store
PH. 31 678
Vaipae Sports Field
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Vaipeka Community Hall
Aitutaki Punarei Cultural Tour
Aitutaki Village & Blue Lagoon Restaurant & Bar
MARINE RESEARCH CENTRE
Rino’s Beach Bungalows & Rentals
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Some features may not be exactly located. Please ask locally before undertaking hiking, snorkelling, swimming or water sports outside of recommended areas.
Inano Beach Bungalows
Black Pearl Charters
Tamanu Beach Resort Restaurant and Bar
Sunny Beach Lodge
Place of interest
Aretai Beach Villas Puffy’s Paradise Cove Vaiorea Beach House Amuri Sands Etu Moana Beach Villas Tauono’s Garden Café Matriki Beach Huts
Blue Lagoon Restaurant & Bar +682 31009
Pacific Resort Aitutaki
All day a la carte dining Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner ‘Island Night’ on Thursdays ‘BBQ Night’ on Sunday
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What to see and do on Aitutaki Explore the lagoon
Often described as one of the most beautiful in the world, Aitutaki’s lagoon is a wonderful playground. Kayak; paddleboard; swim; snorkel; dive; bonefish; explore and play. Try kiteboarding; wakeboarding, fishing or hanging beside it in a hammock. Stop off at a motu and play Robinson Crusoe for a day.
Explore the roads & tracks
The main roads are accessible by car but the smaller tracks are only accessible by four-wheel drive, scooter and on foot. Enjoy the views from the island’s high point - Mangapu is 124 metres. You can drive or ride most of the way up.
Go to church Aitutaki was the first of the Cook Islands to embrace Christianity and its CICC church is the country’s oldest. The singing is magnificent.
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Enjoy the dancing & drumming (Aitutakians often win the national competitions); dine out with sand between your toes; sip cocktails; watch the sunset.
Play a round of golf – you can hire clubs. Visit the Marine Research Centre.
A great day out!
There’s nothing quite like it!
Rated by Lonely Planet as one of the best beaches in the Pacific.
120,000 years old fossil coral reef sculptured by the weather.
This west coast forest road has a canopy of trees covered with birdnest ferns.
Totiko Landing Totiko Landing C00K
Airport Airport Pari Aniu Pari Aniu Whistling Holes
Raka’s Burial Burial Cave Raka’s Cave
Atiu TV Atiu TV Telecom Telecom Post Office Post Office
Capt. Cook landed 3 April 1777
Orongo Orongo Marae Marae
Tepoonui Tepoonui Tumunu Tumunu
Tumai Beach Tumai Beach
Kopeka Kopeka Lodge Lodge
(Cave of the Kopeka)
Oneroa Oneroa Beach Beach
Atiu Homestay Atiu Homestay
Kia Orana Kia Orana Bungalows Bungalows
Aretou Tumunu Aretou Tumunu
Terangi-Nui Terangi-Nui Cafe Cafe
Taungaroro Taungaroro Beach Beach
TheThree Three Grottos The Grottos
Atiu Villas Atiu Villas &Kuras Kuras Kitchen & Kitchen
Lake Lake Teroto Teroto
KEY KEYLEGEND LEGEND Accomodation
Vai Piake Vai Piake Landing Landing
Place of interest
RimaRau Rau Burial Rima BurialCave Cave
Takauroa Landing Takauroa Landing Coral Garden Garden Coral Matai Landing Matai Landing
Church Hospital Walking track
Road (not recommended) Swamp area Some features may not be exactly located. Please ask locally before undertaking hiking, snorkelling, swimming or water sports outside of recommended areas.
The main road on the western side of Atiu leads through rainforest that grows on the makatea. There are proposalsto toput put proposals most of this area asideas a nature aside reserve.
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FACTS ATIU FACTS
Tarapaku Landing Tarapaku Landing
Taparere Taparere Lodge Lodge
Oravaru Oravaru Landing Landing
Your hosts Roger and Kura will make your stay an exciting adventure Phone: (682) 33 777 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org On-line www.atiuvillas.com - Free email & internet On-linebookings bookingsatat www.atiuvillas.com - Free email & internet For more more information onon Atiu Island visitvisit www.atiu.info For information Atiu Island www.atiu.info
AITUTAKI MAP MAP AITUTAKI
Taunganui Taunganui Harbour Harbour
INCLUDES MAPS OF ATIU Includes maps & of MANGAIA Atiu & Mangaia
Konakonako Landing Konakonako Landing
Wreck of SV Edna
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VISIT THE RAIN FOREST
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Experience a guided eco-tour of Atiu with George Mateariki
SEE THE FOSSIL CORAL
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Ara’oa Beach Ara’oa Beach
Iotepui Battlefield Battlefield Iotepui Te ruaere ruaere Caves Te Caves
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Karanga Nui Nui Beach Karanga Beach
Mangaia Villas Mangaia Villas Avarua Landing Avarua Landing
Telecom Telecom Post Office Office Post TV Station Station TV Public Public Card Phone Phone Card
Rock Pools Pools Rock
Power Station Power Station
VaiAnga Anga Vai Petrol Station Station Petrol AirRarotonga Rarotonga Air Babe’s Store Store Babe’s Palace Palace
Mangaia Mangaia Lodge Lodge
AurakaBakery Bakery Auraka TãpãtiBattlefield Battlefield Tāpāti Keia TaroGardens Gardens Keia Taro
School School RANGIMOTIA
(Highest point on the Island)
IviruaTaro Taro Ivirua Gardens Gardens
Ara Moana Moana Ara Bungalows Bungalows
MANGAIA Mangaia is the second largest island of the Cooks and with a land area of 52 square kilometres, it isn’t much smaller than Rarotonga. But its population is much smaller - around 500 people.It is 176 kms (109 miles) southeast of Rarotonga and being further south it has a slightly cooler climate all year round. The topography of Mangaia is similar to that of Atiu, but on a much larger scale. From a shallow lagoon inside the surrounding reef, makatea (fossilised coral) rises in steep bluffs and cliffs and drops just as dramatically into the interior, forming cliffs of up to 100 metres (328 ft).
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Makatea Cliff Makatea Cliff ScenicViewpoint Viewpoint Scenic (looking inland) -
Lake Tiriara Lake Tiriara Scenic Recreation Activitries
Ana ooTautua Caves Ana Tautua Caves &Battlefield Battlefield &
Umukai Island Night
EVERY THURSDAY RESERVATIONS ESSENTIAL
Tuatini Caves Tuatini Caves
The makatea contains many caves. The largest and most spectacular of these is Teruarere, which forms a seemingly endless series of interconnected caves.
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Cover artwork courtesy Linda Blount.
BIRD WATCH Conservationists have transferred the rare Kakerori (Rarotonga Flycatcher) and Kura (Rimatara Lorikeet) to Atiu and both appear to be breeding successfully.
EXPLORE THE CAVES The rare Kopeka bird lives deep within the caverns of Anatakitaki Cave; while mystery surrounds the origins of the human bones in the Rimarau Burial Cave.
PHOTO: DAVID KIRKLAND
BIRDMAN GEORGE WHAT TO DO ON ATIU?