Get Active in the Cooks!

The Cook Islands is a destination where you can be as sedentary (think reading on the beach) or as active as you want. Should you choose to have an active vacation, there are numerous excursions you can choose from. Here’s a list of our top picks:

Active Cook Islands - Cross Island Hike1. Cross the Island by Foot
You can embark on a guided tour across the island through the dense interior with the local icon, Pa, or choose to hike on your own (the route is mapped). It takes a couple of hours from one side of the island to the other.

2. Stand Up on a Paddle Board
With calm, shallow waters Cook Islands is a great place to learn or practice stand up paddle boarding.

3. Sail on a Hobbie Cat
Discover the wonders of Aitutaki’s breathtaking lagoon on a Hobbie Cat where you’ll have an opportunity to sail, swim and snorkel.

4. Circle the Island by Bicycle
You can embark on a guided tour through Storytellers Eco Cycle Tours, or through select resorts which include complimentary bicycles. Since Rarotonga is only 30km/18mi in circumference, you can easily bike the whole island in a day!

Active Cook Islands - Experience a Hobbie Cat Active Cook Islands - Storytellers Eco Cycle Tour

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Bronwyn Hodge
Bronwyn Hodge

Idyllic Islands General Manager - Growing up in a family travel business, Bronwyn has been travelling from a very young age. Her favourite experience was 3 months spent backpacking through India and Southeast Asia. She counts many countries among her ‘favourites,’ but is especially fond of Australia for its lifestyle, Cambodia for its culture and resilience, and Japan for its contrasts. She holds the proud distinction of being Goway’s only former Bollywood star – having once starred in a Coke commercial in Mumbai.

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