Trip Planner: South Pacific / Cook Islands / Southern Cook Islands / Rarotonga / Cook Islands Wildlife Centre
Get up close and personal with island marine life at Cook Islands Wildlife Centre. Explore displays featuring fascinating creatures like whales, sharks, turtles, and more. Find out what shark skin feels like to the touch, listen to haunting whale songs, and play peek-a-boo with small hermit crabs. Live tropical fish, eels, prawns, and huge coconut crabs occupy a few of the center's aquariums. Don't leave before watching an educational film about whales and the coservation work in which the center continues to take part. Add Cook Islands Wildlife Centre and other attractions to your Avarua trip itinerary using our Avarua trip itinerary planner.
Cook Islands Wildlife Centre Reviews
We purposely went searching for the Wildlife Centre and when we eventually found it the centre was closed. There was no sign indicating what the problem was. Fortunately there was a neighbour who... more »
This place is closed. Whilst the building is recognisable so I know I’m in the right place, there are no signs and all locked up at 10am on a Tuesday. Website down too? more »
Closed. Apparently neither Google maps, nor TripAdvisor indicate yet that this place is closed. Even Google maps still lists what may have been the hours when it used to be open. Not fun to get there after a bus trip to Avarua and then walking with children in the pouring rain, past a couple of barking dogs that got too close for comfort, just to find out that it is closed. I checked again their Facebook page and only if you scroll down far enough you would see a posting about being closed.
They do so much to help sealife on the Islands , and research. A wonderful place to visit
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