If you love the sights and sounds of a Polynesian tropical island paradise, then the Cook Islands Cultural Showcase in Sydney on may the 4th is a must visit for you. Brace yourself for a breadth of tropical fresh air, get ready to heighten your senses and may be you could just be flying out to this South Pacific islands for the vacation of your life.
The cultural event will be a free for all affair, with special shows that will highlight the songs, dances and cuisine of this island paradise. From 11 AM to 3 PM spectacular dance shows will be organized that will have dancers accompanied by drummers from the Cook Island perform to win the hearts of the visitors. Special cooking sessions will be held which will showcase the delicacies of the island including tasting options for the patrons.
Colourful Pareus (Sarongs) are a hallmark of the attire of these islands and visitors will learn how to tie them in a special event. The beautiful and intricate tattoos of Polynesian Maori’s, a form of ancient art that is almost synonymous with the Polynesian way of life, will be showcased as well. During the 40 minute program visitors will be able to learn about these tattoos as well. There are other attractions too. Te Tika is a new form of natural skin care treatment that the Cook Islanders have devised and will be showcased.
The Cook Islands, consisting of 15 small islands and only 17,000 people, is famous for its pristine beaches and lagoons. They are a bunch of warm and simple people and visitors will be able to sample a taste of what to expect when they come and meet the locals from the main islands of Rarotonga, Aitutaki and Atiu. Incidentally Rarotonga and Aitutaki have been voted as the 3rd and 5th best South Pacific islands in the TripAdvisor’s 2013 Travelers’ Choice Awards. Exclusive one day only deals will b on offer and if you love what you see, feel free to make use of these exclusive offers. One lucky visitor will walk away with a vacation for two for free to explore these islands.
Air New Zealand offers a direct flight from Sydney to Rarotonga, the capital of Cook Islands, on Saturdays. So you could be in Cook Islands in less than six hours flat if you chose to. The location of this Polynesian paradise is desolate. They merely show up as specs in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, forming a part of the Polynesian triangle, just to the west of Tahiti.