Thank you so much for our lovely holiday with you. I think it was one of the most enjoyable, interesting, relaxing and remarkable holidays I've ever taken. You certainly made sure every aspect was as perfect as it could have been.
~ Merryl B.
Excellent service for our Cook Islands group trip, even though I had to clean my own teeth, and tie my own shoes - everything else was done!
~ Dave G
Megan had such a fantastic time and took something like 1465 photos! I am recommending the trip to all my friends with younger kids. Thanks once again.
~ Janette E, parent of Schoolies Safari participant
Uplift Tours and Travel have been wonderful to work with. With their initiative, fantastic support, great personality/PR and hard work, our workload and stress has largely decreased. We always know our requests will be answered promptly and professionally and the best result is great prices for our clients.
~ Robyn L, Empart

Cook Islands Bowls Carnival Tour

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to participate in the
7th annual fun social Bowls Carnival Tour in paradise

Tour available from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand


Watch just some of the fun in the Cooks!

Cook Islands Bowls Carnival – Promo video

See the fun of Social Bowls in Paradise … the Cook Islands Bowls Carnival Tour May 2019!Book & deposit before 14 December to secure your place!Full tour info at www.uplifttoursandtravel.com or ring our friendly team on 07 3283 1966 / 1300 484 510.Director Claire looks forward to seeing you in paradise!

Posted by Uplift Tours and Travel on Tuesday, 27 November 2018



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This incredible tour represents outstanding value for money, and will provide you with amazing opportunities to play social bowls, meet the friendly locals, see the very best sights, and rejuvenate … all in one island paradise! You will play 3 half days of social bowls alongside (or against!) the locals in this fun “Open Fours” Carnival, plus you will have another half day optional rollup. Non-bowlers are welcome too!

Immerse yourself in the unique ‘real’ culture of the Cooks, visit a primary school, shop for handicrafts and souvenirs at the local markets, attend a local church service (where you will be treated to the rich harmonious singing of the locals and enjoy morning tea afterwards), plus enjoy the fabulous hospitality of members of the Rarotonga Bowls Club, with two evenings of entertainment, dancing and great food!

Another highlight of your Cook Islands experience is a cruise on world-famous pristine Muri Lagoon, followed by a delicious traditional island feast. Finally, you will say goodbye to the Cooks and her warm, welcoming people at the exclusive Bowls Carnival Polynesian ‘Island Night’ Awards evening with dinner.  A truly memorable travel experience with a difference!

BOOK NOW!   Limited places

Probian Discount *$75 per person!

*Special offers not combineable


Warm fuzzies! 

For the past 6 years the wonderful Cook Islands bowlers have showered our Australian guests with unmeasurable hospitality, which has truly ‘made‘ this holiday such a special time for all.

By hosting our Aussie bowlers, the Rarotonga Bowls Club of the Cook Islands has been able to raise funds for the following:-

*  Obtaining solar panels to reduce the exorbitant electricity costs
*  Obtaining Sky TV so they can watch world bowls
*   Invested coaching of their ‘raw talent’ junior bowlers – who have greatly surprised visitors with their talent!

Our visiting bowlers over the years have donated old bowls, clothing and other equipment, which has been truly appreciated.

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The beauty and charm of the Cooks is matched only the friendliness of her people … Here among your island friends, you will find the hospitality warm and spontaneous, the music and dancing exuberant, and the mood relaxed … we look forward to welcoming you to the wonderful ‘Cooks!’


Click here for Bowls Carnival FAQs 

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We strongly recommend travel insurance. Contact our friendly team for your DISCOUNTED quality travel insurance quote today!


Want a supply of tour flyers, or wish to have a presentation at your club?

Contact our team! 


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 We welcome you to Social Bowls in Paradise!

“Mei taki (‘thank you’ in Cook Islands Maori) … on behalf of our partners the Rarotonga Lawn Bowls Club, Edgewater Resort and Spa and Air New Zealand, we look forward to welcoming you to the magnificent Cook Islands for the 7th Cook Islands Bowls Carnival in paradise … we love the place and you will too!”  Claire McErlane, Director Uplift and self-confessed Cook Islands addict!

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Wish to visit the Cooks but not ‘into’ bowls? Learn more about our Pacific Paradise Tours here.


“Kia Orana to all Uplift staff! I would like to thank you all, especially Claire for organising such a wonderful trip to the Cook Islands. I think that the program that was put together was a great all round mix of culture, history and up close and personal experiences with the beautiful people of Raratonga. Not to mention the welcoming patrons of the Cook Islands Bowling Club . I would certainly consider doing more trips with your company. Big thanks also to Claire for her caring attitude when I was unwell. I certainly will be raving about my trip to all of my friends at the Asquith Bowling Club. If you sent me some flyers for next years trip I will make sure they are displayed on our noticeboard.” –   Chris S.

Hi  to all at Uplift! I had a wonderful time on the Cook Islands Tour.  Everything was well organized, from pick up to drop off.  I would like to make special mention of the extra effort Claire took to make sure we had something organized for our rainy day.  She also made my Birthday special with a card and little Birthday cup cake with a candle.  We were all kept up to date with everything that was planned every day, making this a very relaxing holiday.” –   Regards Patricia J.

“A very moving and uplifting experience at the local church service. They certainly do raise the roof with their beautiful singing. The children were amazing and the speread they provided for us afterwards was delicious and plentiful to say the least. The cultural performance concert was also a highlight. Everything we did was fantastic!”

“Just a big thank you for our trip to the Cook Islands, we really enjoyed it and could recommend it to anyone. We only hope we are still around to go again with you next year!  Will spread the word.” – Betty and Ray M.

“Thank you Claire for a FANTASTIC holiday experience, you thought of everything to make a wonderful memory 10/10, and of course we will sing your praises and recommend Uplift Tours to others.” – Gloria M and Ruth S.

“Judy and I would like to thank you all for a wonderful trip. Claire and Freda were such fun and very organised. Thanks for making our trip a wonderful experience.” – Mandy and Judy.     

“Thank you, thank you for a well chosen and executed trip. It was thoroughly enjoyed, Congratulations to all at Uplift Tours for the attention to detail, the professionalism and care. It was greatly appreciated.” – Barry & Lorraine D


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