How to call to the Cook Islands (country code +682)

New Zealand, Tokelau, Niue, and the Cook Islands are all part of the Real of New Zealand, however each of these regions has their own independent country code. Calls between them should be dialed as an international phone call, and not as a domestic phone call. The Ross Dependency (also part of the Realm of New Zealand) is part of New Zealand's domestic phone system.

Calling to the Cook Islands

  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone

Use the same call sequence.

Cook Island mobile phone numbers begin with ‘5’ (but not ’57’ or ’59’), ‘7’, and ‘8’.

Calling to a mobile phone that is registered in the Cook Islands but roaming outside of the Cook Islands: dial the regular call sequence to a Cook Island mobile phone.

Calling to a mobile phone user currently roaming in the Cook Islands with a phone that is registered outside of the Cook Islands: call the country where the mobile phone is registered.

… to a VoIP phone

VoIP phone numbers based in the Cook Islands are accessed with the same call sequence as a regular landline phone.

There are no designated VoIP exchanges in the Cook Islands.

Calling to a VoIP phone registered in the Cook Islands with the user roaming outside of the Cook Islands: dial the regular call sequence to a Cook Island VoIP phone.

Calling to a VoIP phone user currently roaming in the Cook Islands with a phone that is registered outside of the Cook Islands: call the country where the VoIP phone is registered.

… to a satellite phone

There are no Cook Island-specific satellite phone systems.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within the Cook Islands (domestic dialing)

There is no trunk prefix used when calling within the Cook Islands – all phone numbers are dialed as listed.

five digits
local phone number

Cook Island phone numbers explained

Number structure

Cook Island phone numbers are five digits.

Landline (fixed line) phone numbers begin with ‘2’, ‘3’, or ‘4’. The second digit signifies a geographic locaiton in the Cook Islands.

Mobile numbers being with ‘5’ (but not ’57’ or ’59’), ‘7’, and ‘8’. They are dialed the same way as other phone numbers in the Cook Islands.

An example of a Cook Island phone number

The Manuia Beach Resort lists its phone number in Raratonga as (682) 22461.

Number explanation
68222461
country code for Cook Islandsdesignates a land-line (fixed line) phone number in Raratongaremainder of the phone number
Local example – dialing from another location in Raratonga

Only the local five digit phone number is dialed. As the phone number is a land-line phone number located in Raratonga, it begins with a ‘2’.

22461
designates a land-line (fixed line) phone number in Raratongaremainder of the phone number
Long distance example – dialing from Mauke, Cook Islands (on the other side of the country)

Only the local five digit phone number is dialed. As the phone number is a land-line phone number located in Raratonga, it begins with a ‘2’.

22461
designates a land-line (fixed line) phone number in Raratongaremainder of the phone number
International example – dialing from outside the Cook Islands

Dial your country’s exit code, followed by ‘682’ (the country code for the Cook Islands), followed by the local phone number.

exit code68222461
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for the Cook Islandsdesignates a land-line (fixed line) phone number in Raratongaremainder of the phone number

Area codes

Cook Island phone numbers represent a locality within the Cook Islands.

Raratonga 2
Aituaki 31, 32
Atiu 33
Mangaia 34
Mauke 35
Mitiaro 36
Palmerston 37
Pukapuka 41
Penrhyn 42
Manihiki 43
Rakahanga 44
Nassau 45
Mobile 5
Mobile 7

Calling from the Cook Islands

’00’ is used as an international exit code when dialing an international phone call from the Cook Islands.

Phone books, directories, and number lookup

Administrative and regulatory

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