Atiu, Cook Islands

Atiu, also known as Enuamanu (meaning land of the birds), is an island lying at 187 km to the northeast of Rarotonga, in the Southern Islands group of the Cook Islands Archipelago. It is divided into 5 villages that radiate out from the centre of the island on a flat-topped central plateau. Surrounding the plateau is a ring of taro water gardens and then the jungle clad makatea (fossil coral reef).

Atiu boasts over 28 untouched beaches which offer the visitor many beautiful, quiet, and secluded spots. Other attractions on Atiu include fishing, diving, cave and eco tours and the Tumunu tour, which is the famous bush beer school.

Things to See & Do

* Kopeka Caves
* Tumunu tour – bush beer school
* Diving
* Eco tours
* Beaches

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - New Zealand dollar
(Cook Islands dollar also used) (NZD)
Language – English, Cook Islands Maori
Population – 570 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style, two parallel flat pins Japanese style
Time - GMT minus 10
International Country Telephone Code – + 682

Transport Links – Air New Zealand and Pacific Blue are the two international carriers that fly into the main island Rarotonga. Air New Zealand regularly flies in from Auckland, New Zealand and LA, USA (via Tahiti or Honolulu). Pacific Blue flies from Sydney via Auckland, New Zealand.

You can get to Atiu from Rarotonga by flying Air Rarotonga. Air Rarotonga provides a regular domestic service to Atiu.

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