Kia Orana, welcome to the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation Cultural Showcase.

Cook Islands Tourism is proud to present this free, fun and socially interactive event for potential travellers and those who want to know more about the Undiscovered Cook Islands.

“It Takes A Village” – our cultural showcase event will be held on Saturday 4 May 2013 at the Australia National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour – Waterside Studio from 11am – 4pm. FREE ENTRY.

With a show on the hour from 11am and the last show starting at 3pm, you will be treated to cooking demonstrations with tastings, ei-katu making (flower head garlands); learn about the history of tattoo in the Cook Islands and 100 ways to wear your pareu (sarong). From there, we’ll introduce you to the islands of the Cook Islands through a dancing and drumming spectacular.

Also try our locally-made Te Tika skincare range, and meet with local travel specialists and resorts from the Cook Islands – all offering exclusive air and land package deals on the day.

Meitaki Maata (means may you live long in Cook Islands maori)

We look forward to introducing you to the 15 islands of the Cook Islands.

All welcome!

FREE ENTRY. For more information, call:

Cook Islands Tourism Corporation


Ph (07) 5504 5488



For media enquiries, call:

PEPR Publicity

Ph (02) 9380 8080



From 11am -4pm: Cook Islands warriors and exotic dancers will be available for photo opportunities while our travel partners will be available all day to talk about the Undiscovered Cook Islands and provide travel deals only available on the day.

Show Format (45 minutes).  Shows commence on the hour from 11am.

Welcome turou (chant) and MC introduction Ika Mata cooking demonstration and free tastings

Pareu (sarong) tying demonstration

Tattoo history and importance

Ei Katu making demonstration (Flower head garland)

Cook Islands dancing and drumming spectacular end

Shows will commence on the hour, following the above format: