See & Do
Aitutaki Day Tour
Bishop’s Lagoon Cruises
Black Pearl Charters 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com W: diveaitutaki.com
Kia Orana Cruise
The Vaka Cruise
Punarei Cultural Tours
T: 22 888 (Rarotonga) E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: airraro.com/en/tours/aitutaki-day-tour
Wet and Wild Water Tours
Aitutaki Blue Lagoon Flyfish T: 836 1621 E: email@example.com Fb: Aitutaki-Blue-Lagoon-Flyfish
Bonefish E2’s Way
T: 31 686 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Fb: Bonefish-E2s-Way
Cook Islands Tourism Information Office
T: 53 294 E: email@example.com W: thevakacruise.com
T: 31 442 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: kiaoranacruise.com
Eat & Drink
T: 31 757/50 877 E: email@example.com
Ranginui’s Sunset Bungalows
Boat Shed Bar & Grill
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: firstname.lastname@example.org W: popoaraoceanbreeze.com
Black Rock Café & Bar T: 31 720 W: pacificresort.com/aitutaki
Blue Lagoon Restaurant & Bar
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: email@example.com
Flying Boat Beach Bar & Grill T: 31 200 W: aitutakilagoonresort.com
T: 31 110 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: korucafe.biz
Rino’s Beach Bungalows & Rentals
Aitutaki Village & Blue Lagoon Restaurant & Bar
Ranginui’s Retreat Wet & Wild Boat Charters & Kiteboarding
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.
Wharves TNM Store
ARUTANGA Police Station
Dive Aitutaki (Bubbles Below)
Vaipae Sports Field
WRECK OF ALEXANDER
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: email@example.com T: 31 810 W: tamanubeach.com
on spectacular Aitutaki
Papau Tavaerua Iti Tavaerua Nui Akaiami Rapota
Akitua Angarei Ee Mangere
The ultimate daily dining choice
BL AC K RO C K & R A PA E BAY
P.O.Box 106, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Aitutaki Punarei Cultural Tour
Bishops Cruises Araura School
Muritapua Moturakau Tekopua Tapuaetai
Bonefish E2’s Way 0
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
T: 31 668 E: email@example.com
Tavaerua Nui Photographer: David Kirkland
Car & Bike Hire
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Fb: T-S-ArtworX
FREE CALL 123
T: 31 720 W: pacificresort.com/aitutaki
Boatshed Bar & Grill
Heineken Vaipeka Store Community Hall Amuri Guesthouse Amuri Pool Villa
Rapae Bay Restaurant Tamanu Beachfront Restaurant
Agent Aquila Store
Popoara Ocean Breeze Villas
Place of interest
Sunny Beach Lodge
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
Pacific Resort Aitutaki
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: email@example.com W: wetnwild-aitutaki.com
T: 56 200 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: sailingaitutaki.com
Aitutaki Marine Research Centre
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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.
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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
WHAT TO DO ON ATIU? 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.
ATIU FACTS The main road on the western side of Atiu leads through rainforest that grows on the makatea. There are proposals to put most of this area aside as a nature reserve.
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 project to 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 known for its populations of rare birds.
Wreck of SV Edna
Atiu TV Bluesky + Post Office
Taparere Lodge Bakery Capt. Cook landed 3 April 1777
Kia Orana Bungalows
(Cave of the Kopeka)
Atiu Villas & Kuras Kitchen
KEY LEGEND Vai Piake Landing
Place of interest
Rima Rau Burial Cave
Takauroa Landing Coral Garden 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.
Ara’oa Beach Atuokoro Landing
Iotepui Battlefield Te ruaere Caves
Airport INLAND TRACK TO TAVENGA
Karanga Nui Beach
Mangaia Villas Avarua Landing
Bluesky + Post Office TV Station Public Card Phone
Vai Anga Petrol Station Air Rarotonga Babe’s Store Palace
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).
Includes maps of Atiu & Mangaia
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
Auraka Bakery Tãpãti Battlefield KeiaTaro Gardens
(Highest point on the Island)
Ivirua Taro Gardens
Ara Moana Bungalows
Tua ati Makatea Cliff Scenic Viewpoint (looking inland)
Ana oTautua Caves & Battlefield
LakeTiriara Scenic Recreation Activitries 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.
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.