Book a flight to the Cook Islands online or via your local travel agent. You'll be enjoying the beach and meeting friendly locals in no time.
International airlines that service the Cook Islands are Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Air Tahiti. There is no departure tax payable at the airport as this is included in your international tickets. When booking flights, please be advised that travellers from Australia and New Zealand cross the International Date Line to the Cook Islands so check flight times and dates accordingly.
Flying from New Zealand
Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia operate several flights a week from Auckland. Jetstar operates 3 flights to Rarotonga from Auckland.
Flying from Australia
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.
Flying from North America
Air New Zealand operates a weekly, nonstop flight departing Saturday nights from Los Angeles (arriving in Rarotonga Sunday mornings) and returning on Fridays (arriving in Los Angeles Saturday mornings). Flights to Rarotonga from North America are also available via Auckland and Sydney (see above for more information).
Flying from Tahiti
Air Tahiti, operated by Air Rarotonga, has 1 flight per week from Tahiti.
Travelling from elsewhere?
Travellers can connect over to Rarotonga via Los Angeles, Auckland and Sydney (see above for more information).
Domestic flights are operated by Air Rarotonga with daily flights to Aitutaki and scheduled flights to Atiu, Mangaia, Mauke, Mitiaro, Manihiki, Penryhn and Pukapuka. Air Rarotonga also offer a Rarotonga Scenic Flight, an Aitutaki Day Tour and a Mauke Two Night Excursion.