Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Postcard: Aitutaki, Cook Islands

The island with one of the South Pacific’s most stunning lagoons. From the air or on the water, Aitutaki will take your breath away.

  • Aitutaki is part of the Southern Cook Islands.
  • Located about 220 kilometres North from Rarotonga.
  • It is the second most visited island in Cook Islands.
  • Aitutaki is just 17 square kilometres in size and its lagoon is 74 square km.
  • It is also traditionally known as Ara’ura and Utataki.
  • Aitutaki has one of the world’s most exquisite lagoons.
  • It is an “almost atoll”, with fifteen islets in a lagoon adjacent to the main island.
  • Two of Aitutaki’s 15 islets (motus) are volcanic and the rest are made of coral.
  • The barrier reef that forms the basis of Aitutaki is roughly the shape of an equilateral triangle. The southern edge of the triangle is almost totally below the surface of the ocean and the eastern side is composed of a string of small islands.
  • The view when approaching Aitutaki by air is one of the most stunning sights that travellers can experience.
  • The most famous and popular islet in Aitutaki is One Foot Island, where you can get your passport stamped as a souvenir.
  • The true Polynesian culture is celebrated every day in Cook Islands.

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Photo: David Kirkland/Cook Islands Tourism
Photo: David Kirkland/Cook Islands Tourism
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