- World map of Cook Islands
- Map of the South Pacific
- Cook Islands Map
- Rarotonga Map
- Aitutaki Map
- Manihiki Map
- Rarotonga Resorts
- Aitutaki Resorts
Cook Islands Island Map
DIVERSELY scattered over some 850,000 square miles of ocean (2.2 million sq km), the many islands and atolls that make up the Cook Islands are separated by great distances. In the south many of the nine islands are of volcanic origin while in the north there are six atolls. The capital island of Rarotonga is found in the southern region and most of the population lives on this island.
Southern Group of islands and atolls
Northern Group of 6 atolls
- Rarotonga - the capital island
- Aitutaki - Cook Islands famous lagoon
In the 1950s, international access was by way of the TEAL flying boats into Aitutaki, with Rarotonga then accessed by boat. In 1974 the International Airport on Rarotonga has been the main point of arrival for international travel to the Cook Islands. The domestic airline is Air Rarotonga, offering scenic flights as well as regular scheduled flights betweeen Rarotonga and 9 of the other 14 islands.
- Tongareva (Penrhyn, or Mangarongaro)
From 1900 until 1965, Cook Islands was a colony of New Zealand. Since 1965 Cook Islands has become self-governing while retaining very strong links with New Zealand. The main currency is the NZ dollar, though local Cook Islands currency is used within the country.