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Ani T.

Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Are you new to the Cook Islands? Don't risk visiting the Cook Island's without a Tour Guide, a Native Tour Guide who knows where to drink, where to eat, where to go and where to have fun.

If you havent been here before. . . let me guide you around the Cook Islands and book a tour that will have a lasting impression of your visit here in the Cook Islands.

Kia Orana & Welcome to the Cook Island's. My name is Mereani, but everyone calls me, Ani. I was born in Manihiki, (from the Northern Group of the Cook Island's) but was raised in Auckland, New Zealand. After 35 years, I decided to live in Rarotonga permanently and now reside in the village of Upper Tupapa, Rarotonga. The Cook Island's is certainly a wonderful place to visit and we hope you will visit us one day.

The Cook Islands is becoming one of the most popular tropical island destination to visit. Even better, the Cook Island's was bestowed with the Global Traveller Magazine's "Best Island in the Pacific Rim 2016" award. Cook Islands beat Bali, Bora Bora, Tahiti, Okinawa, Phuket, The Big Island (Hawaii), Hong Kong, Maui (Hawaii) and Japan to win this award.

I possess excellent communication skills, have a good memory for facts, figures and events. I also have a great interest in the arts, Cook Island Arts & Crafts Culture, History and other related subjects such as Health & Well-being.

Rarotonga has a very diverse collection of local producers and artisans as well as the top quality products. I have a strong number of business networks and great connections with people here on the island. I also look forward to guiding you around the villages of Rarotonga to help you further your understanding of Cook Island Culture, & History.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon and hopefully, meet you in one of the world's best holiday destinations, the Cook Islands.

A Recent Review of this guide

Had a magnificent day out with Ani. Started the day off by going to the market and then being taken around the island getting shown round and learning all the about the different things and taking photo's of places of interest before being taken to a place called charlies for lunch.
Alison Manley

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Currently have a Private & Public Transport License to carry up-to 12 seats valid for 5 years.

I have a Mini-bus that is available for transport for up to 11 seats.


Sunday is a sacred day in the Cook Islands. Many of the Main Shops in the Avarua town is closed. There are some activities available on the Sunday. I am only available to advise and recommend what to do on the Sunday.

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Circle Island Tour of Rarotonga

Our Culture, Our Beaches, Our history, Our Way of Life & more

235 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

5 hours

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Cook Like a Local


Experience local food at its best.

145 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

3 hours

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History & Culture Tour


Learn about our Heritage and Culture

380 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

4 hours

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Photography Tour & Gourmet Lunch

Capturing Cook Island landmarks, plantation, beaches & then Lunch

280 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

5 hours

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Nature & Wildlife of Rarotonga


Nature Tour of Rarotonga

300 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

4 hours 30 min.

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