Te Vara Nui: A Glimpse into Cook Islands’ Cultural Loveliness! 


Te Vara Nui is a cultural experience on the Cook Islands that is a must-see for any travellers. The experience has three parts; a tour of the Cook Islands history, a show and dance about the settlement of Rarotonga, and a feast.

The Cook Islands is an island in the South Pacific that is very popular with Australian tourists. The Cook Islands Rarotonga, is well known for its relaxed attitude, abundance of fun activities, and great food.

Te Vara Nui is a unique cultural experience that allows visitors to get up close and personal with polynesian culture and history. It is recommended to do the tour and dinner and dance all together on one night to get the full experience. 

Here is a closer look at what happens on this amazing Cook Islands travel experience. 

What is the Te Vara Nui tour?

The Te Vara Nui tour is an adventure that takes you through the history of Rarotonga, the main island on the Cook Islands. On this tour, you will visit different sites throughout the island.

Some of these sites include a traditional hala (traditional house), a coconut plantation, and a coconut processing mill. As well as this there is a fish farm, a lovo oven, a whare (traditional house), and a village. The tour gives you plenty of time to explore the sites and get up close to the history. 

What is the Te Vara Nui show and dance?

The Te Vara Nui uses traditional Polynesian dance to tell the exciting story of the settlement of Rarotonga. This story is told through traditional dances, songs, and stories. The performers are dressed in traditional clothing, and will make you feel like you’re back in the time period of this tour.

During the performance, you will have the chance to learn about the culture and history of Rarotonga.

The buffet feast at the Te Vara Nui

The Te Vara Nui experience includes a huge buffet feast for visitors to enjoy.

This feast includes traditional dishes such as roasted chicken, beef, pork, fish, and vegetables. Visitors can also try traditional desserts such as breadfruit, mangoes, papaya, and banana. You can order a vegetarian meal as well.

The feast also includes western food like pizza, hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, and chips. The dinner at the Te Vara Nui features a wide variety of dishes and a wonderful atmosphere.

It is a fun, festive atmosphere with traditional music, dancing, and costumes. 

Te Vara Nui Logistics

Tickets to Te Vara Nui cost between $50 and $150 depending on what day and what type of ticket you buy.

If you want to visit this island, you should book your tickets online. If you buy your tickets early enough, you will have a better chance of getting a seat.

Why Te Vara Nui is a must do experience

If you are visiting the Cook Islands the Te Vara Nui is a must do experience. This is because you will be able to enjoy a different type of food and entertainment. Most of the food served in Te Vara Nui is typical of the Cook Islands.

You will be able to learn a little bit about the culture and history of the islands through the food. The performances include the traditional dancing and singing of the Cook Islanders. You will also have the chance to eat, drink, and dance with the locals.

The Te Vara Nui is a great way to learn about the history of the island and to understand the traditions and customs of the locals. The food is delicious, and the people of the Cook Islands are very friendly. There is something for everyone at this amazing experience.