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Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre

Back Road, Cook Islands
+682 21 666
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Go there! It's well worth visiting

It doesn't look very exciting, but do go there - even if it is to chat with the staff and buy one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WaihiBeachSue
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Waihi Beach, New Zealand
The kids loved it!

I almost didn't go in here. From the outside it looked small and I didn't think I would get my... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kiwiinbelgium
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Belgium
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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!
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  • Very good35%
  • 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

It doesn't look very exciting, but do go there - even if it is to chat with the staff and buy one of the best coffees you'll get on the island. See if you can get there with the stone fish gets feed.

Thank WaihiBeachSue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I almost didn't go in here. From the outside it looked small and I didn't think I would get my money's worth, but I had some time to kill so decided to give it a try. I expected to be in and out in 10...More

Thank kiwiinbelgium
RaroWildlife, Manager at Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So pleased you stopped in! Thank You

Reviewed 11 July 2017

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 12 July 2017

Thanks, glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 6 July 2017

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 7 July 2017

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

Reviewed 1 June 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 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.

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raniza2015
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