Monday, May 30, 2016

COOK ISLANDS ~Rarotonga - Avatiu Harbour ~

...Beautiful postcard nr2 from David showing  a tropical paradise.... I can't thank you enough David for making the effort to send so many gorgeous postcards...and to see the postoffice HERE from where it was sent makes it even more special... ㋡
© Photo: Noel Bartley

Rarotonga is the capital island of the Cook Islands. It is the largest and youngest island (named after Captain COOK, who sighted them in 1770). Rarotonga is almost completely encircled by reefs, creating beautiful safe lagoons. This island of volcanic origin rises 600 meters (2000 feet) and is inhabited only around the coastal belt.

Avatiu is the only port and main harbour in Rarotonga, near the main town of Avarua.


Tourism - Island Views
(Issued 22-07-2011)

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