The Cook Islands chapter from Moon Handbooks South Pacific is now online
at Cook Islands Travel Guide. I updated the information during a
visit to Rarotonga after the 2004 edition was published, so what’s on the
web is more up to date than what’s in the printed book. The 125 pages of
my Cook Islands Travel Guide contain 15 detailed island maps and town
plans, plus dozens of photos and line drawings. Many of the pictures are
from my most recent trip while others appeared in previous editions of my
The material has been specially adapted for the internet and I removed
guidebook-style details such as telephone and fax numbers which can be
easily checked online. The accommodations listings are grouped according
to price with six pages devoted to Rarotonga and four for Aitutaki,
organized geographically. There are clear maps of Aitutaki Atoll, Aitutaki
Island, Arutanga, Atiu, Avarua, Mangaia, Manihiki, Manuae, Mauke, Mitiaro,
Penrhyn, Pukapuka, Rarotonga, Suwarrrow, and the Cook Islands.
Navigation is easy with top and side menus, plus a full site map. Many of
the maps are clickable to more detailed maps and the highlight pages are
linked directly to specific references. A search box is also provided.
These features make the site as easy or easier to use than a printed book.
This is the seventh of the 15 chapters from Moon Handbooks South Pacific
to go online, after the Samoas, Niue, Pitcairn, Tokelau, and Wallis and