ALL TICKETS ARE VALID FOR A YEAR SO YOU CAN COME AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE!

ALSO EVERY ADMISSION HELPS SUPPORT THE WHALE RESEARCH PROJECT!

Entrance Fee:

  • Adults $12

  • Children $6

  • Family – 2 Adults and 2 Children $30

We can open early or stay open late for Group Bookings.
Contact us to arrange a visit that suits you.
We can arrange transfers for group bookings also.

Group Bookings:

  • Groups of 10+ Adults $10 and Children $5

  • Groups of 15+ Adults $8 and Children $4

  • School Classes:Teachers Free, Children $4

  • Note for school classes: If you could let us know in advance what your students are studying so we can help accommodate your students needs. .

For any help please email us at info@cookislandswildlifecentre.com

Opening Hours

Sunday to Friday 10am – 4pm each day

Saturday closed

FACILITIES

  • Exhibit Centre: spend an hour or more exploring our over comprehensive exhibits including live creatures and ‘hands on’ display. Check out our Exhibits in our pictures below
  • Souvenir Shop: jewellery and carvings, Tshirts, singlets and hats, toys and activities, Whale Photos and Cards, Fish posters, underwater slates and cameras, Stickers, Pens, Key Rings and Can Coolers….
  • Café: Great Espresso Coffee, wide selection of Teas and Cold Drinks, Ice blocks and Milk shakes, Whale ginger biscuits, Muffins, Coconut Slice, Quiche & Salad, Pizza Bread, Snacks, Grilled Sandwiches and the Best Fresh Sandwiches, even Nutella or Vegemite for the kids!
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • WIFI Hotspot and E-Service Sales
  • Children friendly/activities and toy box
  • Customer Toilet

Centre LayoutVideo Library

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe have an extensive library of videos including beaked whales, humpbacks, blue whales, fin whales, spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins filmed in rarotonga cook islands.

Videos created by CCRC.
Videos of Palmerston Atoll, Aitutaki and Rarotonga.
Underwater videos of the Cook Island humpbacks.
Videos on sharks, turtles and other animals
Television documentaries

Displays

  • Tools of scientific inquiry (hydrophones, underwater cameras, biopsy darts, etc.)
  • Migration routes around rarotonga cook islands to new zealand
  • Feeding techniques in Antarctica ( i.e.: bubblenetting )
  • Calves and nursing (what makes a whale a mammal?)
  • Whale oil rendered from whale blubber
  • Words used in whale research . . .from A to Z
  • Display of feeding areas ( to show the fisherman that there is no competition with fishing)
  • What, where and how much do whales eat?
  • Ecosystems
  • Slide shows
  • Hanging mobile with 4 spheres to show amount of land versus water on the planet.
  • How big is a whales eye (rubber life size eyeball so that kids can pick it up)
  • Rarotonga from the air/ volcanic history (photos by Ewan Smith)
  • Plastic & chemical pollution.
  • Articulated skeletons
  • History of strandings
  • Mural of food chain

What are you waiting for? Come visit us next time you are in Rarotonga Cook Islands!

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