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See & Do

Aitutaki Day Tour

Bishop’s Lagoon Cruises

Black Pearl Charters Aitutaki

Dive Aitutaki

Arutanga T: 31 767 W: cookislands.travel

Discover the Aitutaki Lagoon, spot turtles, and snorkel in the turquoise water. Visit Heaven Sand Bar; then cruise to the star attraction of the lagoon, One Foot Island, to enjoy a BBQ lunch under our Hideaway Hut. There is plenty of time for relaxing, swimming and soaking up the sun. T: 31 009 E: info@bishopscruises.com W: bishopscruises.com

Black Pearl Charters offer a range of personalised activities including game fishing, lagoon tours and spearfishing. They operate two boats: ‘The Black Pearl’ purposely set up for fishing, and ‘The White Pearl’, which is set up for cruising and snorkeling in the lagoon. Charters are available seven days a week. W: blackpearlaitutaki.com T: 31125/52125 E: blackpearlaitutaki@outlook.com

Enjoy the turtles, moray eels, and the thousands of fish living in our reefs. Discover scuba diving if you are a beginner, or try a PADI dive course if you are advanced. Located at the wharves, Dive Aitutaki offer scuba dive packages, and also hire masks and fins for snorkelers. T: 31 537/53919 E: bubblesbelow@aitutaki.net.ck W: diveaitutaki.com

Kia Orana Cruise

The Vaka Cruise

Punarei Cultural Tours

Sailing Aitutaki

T: 22 888 (Rarotonga) E: info@airraro.co.ck W: airraro.com/en/tours/aitutaki-day-tour

Wet and Wild Water Tours

Aitutaki Blue Lagoon Flyfish T: 836 1621 E: flyfish@aitutaki.net.ck Fb: Aitutaki-Blue-Lagoon-Flyfish

Bonefish E2’s Way

T: 31 686 E: fishing@e2sway.com Fb: Bonefish-E2s-Way

Cook Islands Tourism Information Office

T: 53 294 E: bookings@thevakacruise.com W: thevakacruise.com

T: 31 442 E: bookings@kiaoranacruise.com W: kiaoranacruise.com

Eat & Drink

T: 31 757/50 877 E: punareitour@gmail.com

KEY LEGEND

Ranginui’s Sunset Bungalows

Boat Shed Bar & Grill

Golf Club

Seaside Lodges Aitutaki Escape Located next to Popoara Ocean Breeze Villas, Boat Shed is a popular and well-established eatery and bar. With chefs from varied backgrounds, the menu offers something for every taste including Ika Mata, sushi and sashimi, and nasi goreng. Nautical memorabilia features around the restaurant and bar. T: 31 479 E: fishing@popoara.co.ck W: popoaraoceanbreeze.com

Black Rock Café & Bar T: 31 720 W: pacificresort.com/aitutaki

Blue Lagoon Restaurant & Bar

Rino’s Apartments

Located on the southern tip of Aitutaki on the white sands of O’otu Point overlooking the lagoon, the Blue Lagoon Restaurant & Bar at Aitutaki Village is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Tuesday is Aitutaki Island Feast and Cultural Show night. T: 31 852 W: aitutakivillage.com E: reservations@aitutakivillage.com

Flying Boat Beach Bar & Grill T: 31 200 W: aitutakilagoonresort.com

Koru Café

T: 31 110 E: seeyou@korucafe.biz W: korucafe.biz

Rino’s Beach Bungalows & Rentals

WiFi Hotspot

OOTU BEACH

Popoara Rentals

Aitutaki Village & Blue Lagoon Restaurant & Bar

Piraki lookout

Ranginui’s Retreat Wet & Wild Boat Charters & Kiteboarding

AMURI

WaterTank

We have dozens of Bluezone WiFi Hotspots in Aitutaki. Scan the QR Code below to see get a Google Map with Aitutaki WiFi locations. Also keep an eye out for our WiFi icon on the maps.

Akitua Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort

Image courtesy of Owen Craig and Cook Islands Tourism.

Paparei Bungalows

Gamefish Club

UREIA

Maina Superstore

Wharves TNM Store

ARUTANGA Police Station

Dive Aitutaki (Bubbles Below)

ATM

Post Office

REUREU

HOSPITAL

Neibaa’s Store

VAIPAE

Vaipae Sports Field

NIKAUPARA

WRECK OF ALEXANDER

Maina

Tamanu offers diners from all over the island a genuine Pacific Island dining experience: tasty cuisine, a beachfront view with sunsets, a taste of local culture, and Cook Islands hospitality. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, on Thursday evenings enjoy the ‘Island Fire and Dance Show.’ E: reservations@tamanubeach.com T: 31 810 W: tamanubeach.com

BlueskyCookIslands

TAUTU

on spectacular Aitutaki

Mangere

Papau Tavaerua Iti Tavaerua Nui Akaiami Rapota

Wharf

Aitutaki Nui

Akitua Angarei Ee Mangere

Aitutaki

Wharf

The ultimate daily dining choice

AITUTAKI LAGOON

T&S ArtworX

Aitutaki Adventures

www.bluesky.co.ck

BL AC K RO C K & R A PA E BAY

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Power Station

P.O.Box 106, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Angarei

Baxters Waterworld

Aitutaki Punarei Cultural Tour

Bishops Cruises Araura School

ck.info@blueskypacificgroup.com

Reef Motel

Muritapua Moturakau Tekopua Tapuaetai

Papau

Motukitiu

Bonefish E2’s Way 0

1 km

2 km

Marae

Shopping

Popoara Rentals

Popoara Rentals, located on the southeastern side of Aitutaki next to the Boat Shed Restaurant & Bar and Popoara Ocean Breeze Villas, offer wellmaintained, small four-door hatchbacks, 15-seater vans and automatic scooters for rent. T: 31 379 E: fishing@popoara.co.ck

Aquila Rentals

T: 31 668 E: aquila@aitutaki.net.ck

Tavaerua Nui Photographer: David Kirkland

Car & Bike Hire

3 km

Tavaerua Iti

Te Koutu Pt

Front cover: Overlooking One Foot Island: Photographer, Alisha Street@My_Rarotonga

T&S ArtworX are a husband and wife team (Turua & Steph) who make handcrafted and custom made items. Turua builds mainly ukuleles and ukarere; and Steph creates recycled glass jewellery and black pearl jewellery. Visit their workshop and retail shop in Vaipae. T: 31 120 E: tandsjosef@gmail.com Fb: T-S-ArtworX

Snorkeling

Hospital

FREE CALL 123

T: 31 720 W: pacificresort.com/aitutaki

T&S ArtworX

Church

Boatshed Bar & Grill

Heineken Vaipeka Store Community Hall Amuri Guesthouse Amuri Pool Villa

Rapae Bay Restaurant Tamanu Beachfront Restaurant

VAIPEKA

Agent Aquila Store

Aquila Rentals

Swimming

Popoara Ocean Breeze Villas

Koru Cafe

WaterTanks ATM

Place of interest

Maungapu 124m

Vaikoa Units

Sunny Beach Lodge

Petrol

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

Air Rarotonga

Accomodation

Black Pearl Charters

Tamanu Beach Resort Restaurant and Bar

Pacific Resort Aitutaki

Airport Terminal

Spiders Petrol Station

Aretai Beach Villas Puffy’s Beach Bar & Takeaway Paradise Cove Vaiorea Beach House Amuri Sands Etu Moana Beach Villas Tauono’s Garden Café Matriki Beach Huts

Wet and Wild offer on water experiences in the lagoon, and on the ocean: boat charters, fishing charters, kite boarding, water taxi, whale watching, snorkeling, SUP rentals, spear fishing, tube riding, wake boarding, waterskiing, sightseeing, island hopping, and accommodation with holiday packages for kite boarders and fly fisherman. T: 31 651 E: wetnwild@oyster.net.ck W: wetnwild-aitutaki.com

T: 56 200 E: pacific.pearl@gmail.com W: sailingaitutaki.com

Aitutaki Marine Research Centre

NEED TO STAY CONNECTED ON YOUR VISIT?

What to see and do on Aitutaki Explore the lagoon

Explore the roads & tracks

Go to church

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.

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.

Aitutaki was the first of the Cook Islands to embrace Christianity and its CICC church is the country’s oldest. The singing is magnificent.

Play a round of golf – you can hire clubs.

Published by Cook Islands Sun Ltd PO Box 30, Avarua, Rarotonga T: +682 20 222 E: info@enjoycookislands.com W: enjoycookislands.com Publisher: Alastair Blount Design & Print: Ovato New Zealand Every effort has been made to ensure that information and content in this publication is accurate; no responsibility is accepted for inadvertent errors or omissions. Copyright 2019 © Cook Islands Sun Ltd. All rights reserved

Sipping cool, refreshing cocktails while dining beachside is what one dreams of when visiting a tropical island paradise. At Pacific Resort Aitutaki Nui’s renowned Black Rock you can experience all this and more. Alternatively, as the sun sets on another day in paradise, enjoy a romantic, candlelit dinner at Rapae Bay; the 5 star resort’s fine dining restaurant overlooking the sea. From light delicacies, to delicious full course gourmet specialties, Black Rock and Rapae Bay are perfect for those looking to relax, unwind and dine while vacationing on Aitutaki. RESERVATIONS RECOM M ENDED Contact + (682) 31 720 | pacificresort.com


BIRD WATCH Conservationists have transferred the rare Kakerori (Rarotonga Flycatcher) and Kura (Rimatara Lorikeet) to Atiu and both appear to be breeding successfully.

SEE THE FOSSIL CORAL

Rated by Lonely Planet as one of the best beaches in the Pacific.

120,000 years old fossil coral reef sculptured by the weather.

Totiko Landing

Konakonako Landing

ATIU FACTS The main road on the western side of Atiu leads through rainforest that grows on the makatea. There are proposalsto put most of this area asideas a nature reserve.

Airport

Pari Aniu

Whistling Holes

Raka’s Burial Cave

THE KURA The people of Rimatara in French Polynesia gifted 27 of these brightly coloured lorikeets to Atiu in 2007.It was a conservation projectto establish a reserve population of the Kura as they are known on Atiu.The Kura had previously lived in the Southern Cook Islands but was hunted for its striking red feathers and was last seen here around 200 years ago. Atiu is becoming well knownfor its populations of rare birds.

Taunganui Harbour

Wreck of SV Edna

Atiu TV Bluesky + Post Office

Taparere Lodge Bakery Capt. Cook landed 3 April 1777

Tarapaku Landing

Tepoonui Tumunu

TheThree Grottos

MAPUMAI

Orongo Marae

TENGATANGI

TEENUI HOSPITAL

AREORA

NGATIARUA

Kia Orana Bungalows

(Cave of the Kopeka)

Oneroa Beach

Atiu Homestay

Atiu Villas & Kuras Kitchen

Tumai Beach

Lake Teroto

Accomodation

AITUTAKI MAP

KEY LEGEND Vai Piake Landing

Place of interest

Marae

Rima Rau Burial Cave

Takauroa Landing Coral Garden Matai Landing

Church Hospital Walking track

COOK ISLANDS

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.

Te Tau

Ara’oa Beach Atuokoro Landing

Iotepui Battlefield Te ruaere Caves

Airport INLAND TRACK TO TAVENGA

Karanga Nui Beach

Mangaia Villas Avarua Landing

Ōrongo

School Vaitotara

Oneroa

Bluesky + Post Office TV Station Public Card Phone

Rock Pools

Ivirua

Power Station

Vai Anga Petrol Station Air Rarotonga Babe’s Store Palace

Hospital

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).

Aretou Tumunu

Terangi-Nui Cafe

Taungaroro Beach

Anatakitaki

Kopeka Lodge

MANGAIA

Includes maps of Atiu & Mangaia

Oravaru Landing

Your hosts Roger and Kura will make your stay an exciting adventure Phone: (682) 33 777 | Email: roger@atiuvillas.com 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

Mangaia Lodge

Auraka Bakery Tãpãti Battlefield KeiaTaro Gardens

School RANGIMOTIA

(Highest point on the Island)

Ivirua Taro Gardens

Ara Moana Bungalows

Babe’s Hotel

Tua ati Makatea Cliff Scenic Viewpoint (looking inland)

Ana oTautua Caves & Battlefield

LakeTiriara Scenic Recreation Activitries Tuatini Caves

Tukoropa

Tamarua

The makatea contains many caves. The largest and most spectacular of these is Teruarere, which forms a seemingly endless series of interconnected caves.

FREE

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.

TANGAURORO BEACH

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