Welcome to the website of award winning Escape Magazine, the premier magazine of the Cook Islands.

Published twice a year, Escape Magazine is a valuable resource for anyone planning to travel to the Cook Islands. For those who have already experienced the warmth and charm of our beautiful islands, the magazine provides a perfect solution for keeping those wonderful holiday memories alive.

Each issue is packed with stories about interesting places and islands to visit and activities such as diving, surfing, fishing, bushwalks etc. You’ll also find profiles of local personalities, restaurant reviews, food recipes, legends, local music and art, the latest calendar of upcoming events, plus much more…You can also link to all of our advertiser’s websites…and the best part is that it’s free!

Escape Magazine is distributed through most hotels and resorts in the Cook Islands and it is also the in-flight magazine of our regional airline Air Rarotonga. A number of copies of each issue are distributed internationally through the offices of Cook Islands Tourism Corporation.

Back issues plus souvenir products such as books and calendars will be available on-line soon.

Kia Manuia!
Margaret & Steve Woulfe

Manihiki Magic

Tim Meyer describes his time on Manihiki on a lagoon cleaning trip and tells us about pearl farming.

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Tatau – A Language of the Pacific

Three local tatau artists share their passion for their artworks.

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Pushing Against the Tide

Young dancers keep the art of Cook Islands song and dance alive.

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The Ways of Weaving

Rachel Smith talks to local Ruta Pirangi about weaving with kikau (coconut palm leaves).

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Marumaru Atua

Writer Amelia Borofsky tells us about the history and experiences of the vaka Marumaru.

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Waste Not

The Recyclable Art of Sabine Janneck.

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