Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and Jetstar all fly to Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Air New Zealand operates a 6 hour direct flight from Sydney departing on Friday nights (arriving in Rarotonga Friday mornings) and returning on Thursdays (arriving in Sydney Friday nights). Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and Jetstar also fly from major Australian cities via Auckland. When booking flights, please be advised that travellers from Australia cross the International Date Line to the Cook Islands so check flight times and dates accordingly. There is no departure tax payable at the airport as this is included in your international tickets.
Air Tahiti, operated by Air Rarotonga, has 1 flight a week from Tahiti.