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Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre

Back Road, Cook Islands
+682 21 666
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Quietly unobtrusive, But packed with history.

Drove passed the building the first time. Found it, parked up and went in. JJ! The Tern Chick... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark C
,
Auckland
Surprisingly good!

An excellent rainy day activity - we spent nearly 3 hours in the whale centre exploring the movies... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Ngaio M
,
Auckland, New Zealand
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The Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre has something for everyone. Young and old, conservationists,fishermen, whale, shark, turtle, fish, crab lovers....A huge variety of displays, and you can touch them! An exciting Live Creature section including Tropical fish filled aquariums, Rocky the Stonefish, gigantic Coconut Crabs, and more...Photography allowed. Big Screen, Interactive Computer programmes, DVD Stations, WIFI, Wheelchair Access, Child friendly, . Cafe and Souvenir Shop on site. Open Sunday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Tickets last a year; Adults $12, children $6 with group and family discounts. Every admission helps support the 'Whale research project' so you help save Whales and Dolphins!
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“coconut crabs” (12 reviews)
“stone fish” (29 reviews)
“nan” (9 reviews)
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Back Road, Cook Islands
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+682 21 666
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove passed the building the first time. Found it, parked up and went in. JJ! The Tern Chick stood to attention and demanded pats and rubs. Which he got in abundance. To look at this place, it doesn't shout out come inside and have a...More

1  Thank Mark C
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting. JJ is doing well too!

Reviewed 15 April 2017

An excellent rainy day activity - we spent nearly 3 hours in the whale centre exploring the movies, local marine life and having a coffee and snack in the cafe. There was a baby tern on the counter being hand raised that we could pet...More

2  Thank Ngaio M
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The whale & wildlife centre is well worth a visit. We were there ages, reading lots of amazing info and looking & touching at everything. A lot of time has been spent putting this together. You can get drinks & cakes here too in the...More

Thank 2345Aussies
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Glad you enjoyed it

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The Whale and Wildlife Centre has quite an assortment of whaling artifacts, specimens, and memorabilia related to whales and the study of whales. You'll never read all of the articles on the walls but it would be impossible not to learn something fascinating from your...More

1  Thank LaBeau808
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Yes you can read it all, but you will need to visit for a whole week:)

Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We went here with no expectations and found it rather informative. We got to see a live coconut crab and stonefish. They also have a bathtub full of sea creatures that you can look at and touch including sea cucumbers crabs and starfish. We paid...More

Thank Stefaniegraham
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Thanks, and be sure to talk to us about any questions you have

Reviewed 5 March 2017

Good value, the enterence fee $12 lets you come back as much as you want. A good collection of well documented artefacts

Thank FNQquirky
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Thank You, see you next time.

Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

It's a small, roadside exhibit but it's priced right at nzd$12 and there's plenty of interesting whale info from some colossal whale bones to whaling artifacts to a few sea creatures in aquariums. Lots of stuff to touch and interact with. Great educational opportunity for...More

Thank DarrenHumphrey
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Thanks. Adults can learn alot too.

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Seen many things in my life but this was certainly something which I happily delete out of my memories. 4 poorly maintained fish tanks and lots of bones from a few whales.

1  Thank Thomas J
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

We have 8 Aquariums as well as hundreds of other exhibits and live creatures and interactive displays. I am not convinced you have been into our Wildlife Centre.

Reviewed 29 January 2017

Took the kids here one rainy morning and what a surprise. So interersting lots of facts and hands on exhibitions. Saw a stone fish being fed and had great fun.

Thank Tina M
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Thanks for your visit, glad you had a great time!

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Called into the centre with a friend. We were charged $12 each for entry, and were pretty disappointed with what was there. There is a large collection of bones and marine biology assortments and artefacts, but very little information about what we were looking at....More

1  Thank Phillip S
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

You obviously dont appreciate the time and passion that goes into a place like this; educating and entertaining both adults and youngsters. Everything here is labeled and explained and staff are more than willing to share as much information as you have time. It takes...More

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raniza2015
HI, I would like to know how much does it cost to enter this botanical Gardens Thanks
8 February 2015|
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Response from RaroWildlife | Property representative |
We don't have Botanical Gardens
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