Book Now

Island Tips while you're in the Cook Islands

Island Tips while you're in the Cook Islands

Come as a tourist leave like a local!

Here are some Island Tips to ensure your holiday in the Cook Islands is the best!


What is the minimum legal age to drive in the Cook Islands?

You have to be at least 16 years or older and hold a current and valid Driver’s License in order to drive in the Cook Islands.

International visitors (over 16 years) can now drive in the Cook Islands for up to six months using their full overseas licence, provided it does not expire, is revoked, suspended or disqualified in that time. On an overseas licence, you will only be allowed to drive the class of motor vehicle that you are entitled to drive in your home country. The overseas licence must be in English or a certified translation provided.

What currency is used in the Cook Islands?

The Cook Islands unit of currency is the New Zealand dollar, supplemented by local notes and coins. The unique local coins and notes are not negotiable outside of the Cook Islands, but are keenly sought by collectors worldwide.

What timezone is used in the Cook Islands?

Cook Islands’ time is GMT-10 hours. Do your calculation before arrival, as booking accommodation to start a day too late is a common mistake.

Is the Cook Islands a safe place?

Yes the Cook Islands is a safe place which is why it is mostly popular for travelling families, couples and singles! Just like any country you are advised to be safe and smart. Keep all valuables in a safe place and always be careful when driving on our roads as accidents are prone to occur at any time!