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Pa Ariki's Takitumu Palace Museum

| Ara Tapu, Ngatangiia, Cook Islands
+682 77 058
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Fantastic and well worth the money

Fiona (our guide) was amazing, fun, fantastic and knowledgeable. We've been looking got a place to... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2018
dhtbrowne
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Very informative historical tour.

Fiona was a wonderful guide as we were referred by Chantal, her knowledge of the area and the... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2017
familysr4eva
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Auckland
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Ara Tapu, Ngatangiia, Cook Islands
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+682 77 058
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Fiona (our guide) was amazing, fun, fantastic and knowledgeable. We've been looking got a place to get a solid understanding of the cultural background of the Island and this delivered in every way. Fiona said at the beginning it takes between one and two hours...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Fiona was a wonderful guide as we were referred by Chantal, her knowledge of the area and the stories she shared were very enjoyable. $25 is a bit steep but luckly we were given half price so that seemed ok.

Thank familysr4eva
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is a great museum structure and shares information about Pa Ariki in a unique way. All of the stories and information is coming directly from her people, and this is what makes it special.

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

A good place to learn abit of history of Rarotonga especially the oral talk given by our guide a $10.00 entrance charge per person or $25.00 for a guided tour. We were particulary interested in the Sheraton Hotel site on the island and our guide...More

Thank Hawk0800
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely little place. Fiona made it worth it. She's got a good knowledge and great personality. You can find out a bit about life on the island. $25 is a bit to steep though for what they have to offer.

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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We were offered a half hour tour for $10 or a full hour for $25. Half an hour was enough time for me. A fascinating look into the life of a cook island "paramount chief".

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The first site of this place looks very nice. We waited and waited for someone to open at 10am... no one came. Leaving we noticed a small hand painted sign (we were waiting at what appeared to be the gate with a formal sign) so...More

Thank Glenda D
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

We got a great tour by the chiefs daughter, who knew quite a bit of her history and knowledge of the districts the chief oversees.

1  Thank 753rosannej
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were just given an hour of the history of one woman, the tribal queen. We were hoping for much more detailed cultural information and, nice enough that the building and artifacts are, it was not worth the $25. The Cook Islands museum in Avarua...More

Thank KmagsatCooks
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

We stayed not far from the Museum, Papa discussed and showed us around, he is very informative. Great for the family, they have artifacts and many photos of interest. Papa is very open to questions and his knowledge of the Cook islands is fantastic. We...More

Thank jojo652015
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