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Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre

Back Road, Cook Islands
+682 21 666
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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
Well worth a visit

The whale & wildlife centre is well worth a visit. We were there ages, reading lots of amazing info... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
2345Aussies
,
Perth, Australia
via mobile
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
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Back Road, Cook Islands
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+682 21 666
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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

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 review

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

Thank LaBeau808
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

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 review

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 review

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 review

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 review

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 30 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 review

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 review

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

Reviewed 21 January 2017

There is so much to see and learn here! From the outside it is a deceptively small building, but the exhibits inside are actually quite extensive. My husband and I visited the centre on advice from friends who came to Rarotonga last year and it...More

1  Thank staceyjayne5
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit and review, hope you return one day.

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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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