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Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre

Back Road, Cook Islands
+682 21 666
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why not!!

this is value for money, easy to look around, great facts and artifacts, a must for the visitor, if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jandbatkins
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Much to see and learn, and food also!

We stopped by the booth at the Saturday Market in town and got $2 discount cards for our visit. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ruthandvern
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Wilton, California
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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” (30 reviews)
“nan” (9 reviews)
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Back Road, Cook Islands
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+682 21 666
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is value for money, easy to look around, great facts and artifacts, a must for the visitor, if you are thinking of returning to the cooks worth dropping back in

Thank jandbatkins
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by the booth at the Saturday Market in town and got $2 discount cards for our visit. We are walkers and it was so peaceful and serene walking to the center. The lady in attendance was very cheerful and before gong in we...More

Thank ruthandvern
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to review us. Have a great day!

Reviewed 31 May 2017

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 June 2017

Thanks for visiting. JJ is doing well too!

Reviewed 14 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 25 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 4 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 4 April 2017

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

Reviewed 7 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 4 April 2017

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

Reviewed 4 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 4 April 2017

Thank You, see you next time.

Reviewed 17 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 4 April 2017

Thanks. Adults can learn alot too.

Reviewed 13 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.

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