Natural History Expeditions

Three Islands, Mangaia, Atiu and Mitiaro

Air Rarotonga in conjunction with well known national heritage director Gerald McCormack, is proud to present the 2009 National History Expedition Series.

Gerald has lived and researched in the Cook Islands for many years and is a regular lecturer on eco-tourism expedition ships, including the World Discoverer, National Geographic Endeavour and Clipper Odyssey. Between Rapanui and Fiji he has lead natural history tours on many Polynesian islands.

Join Gerald on a three day expedition exploring the unique geology, flora and fauna of the islands of Mangaia, Atiu and Mitiaro.

Each evening before dinner, Gerald will present a multimedia presentation on ethno-biology, biodiversity and geology of the islands.

The Expeditions involve some walking including cave visits which require a normal level of walking fitness. Download our brochure for full details of these fascinating expeditions.

Expedition Departure Dates:

The next confirmed expedition dates are:

17 June 2009, 09:00 am
19 June 2009, 06:00 pm
the above information was last updated on 23 May 2009.

Please email sales@airraro.co.ck for more information or to make bookings.


Accommodation option including Air Fares
Cost per person
per person Share Twin Accommodation
NZ$ 1.379
per person Single Accommodation
NZ$ 1.499

(Includes two nights accommodation, flights, all meals non-alcoholic drinks - and guided tours.)

Download our brochure


Centre of Mangaia
The lush centre of Mangaia

Kukupa - Cook Island Fruit Dove

Kakerori on Atiu
kakerori on Atiu

Red Lorikeet on Atiu
Kura - Red Lorikeet on Atiu

Mitiaro from the Air
Mitiaro from the Air


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