Flights to Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Find our cheapest flights to Rarotonga, Cook Islands from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown.
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Rarotonga, a place you can relax on white powdered beaches and dive straight into warm, translucent lagoons that team with tropical fish. Walk on white coral beaches where palm trees lean at perfect 45 degree angles and trade winds cool the sun's tropical heat. For a change of scenery hike rugged mountain trails and through dense tangled rainforest that's alive with local birdlife. To learn more about Cook Islands culture on your holiday, take a lesson in choral harmonies at church on Sundays – all the locals go and all the locals sing. You can also follow up with an umu (earth oven) feast of pork, fish, chicken and vegetables steamed for hours on hot volcanic stones. About town see the stylish screen-printed pareu (sarongs) and learn a dozen ways to wear one, and watch the brave embrace the recent revival of tata’u, the ancient Polynesian art of tattoo.

Cheap flights to Rarotonga, Cook Islands
 
Auckland (AKL) to Rarotonga, Cook Islands (RAR)

3h 45m

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Wellington (WLG) to Rarotonga, Cook Islands (RAR)

6h 25m

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Christchurch (CHC) to Rarotonga, Cook Islands (RAR)

6h 50m

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Queenstown (ZQN) to Rarotonga, Cook Islands (RAR)

7h 5m

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Seats to Suit

With Seats to Suit you can select an experience that suits your needs and preferences, to make sure you get the most out of your trip.

seat

is perfect for those who like travelling light or heading off on short trips. You'll get a standard seat, a carry on bag of up to 7kgs, free tea, coffee and water, and gate to gate, seat-back inflight entertainment with TV, music, and games.

seat+bag

is designed for longer trips or visits where you may need to take a little more than carry on, but don't want to pay for anything you don't need. With seat+bag you will get one piece of checked luggage (up to 23kgs), a standard seat, free tea, coffee and water, and gate to gate, seat-back inflight entertainment with TV, music, and games.

theworks

is for when you want the freedom to relax with a bite to eat and something fun to watch. Along with one checked bag (up to 23kg), and a carry-on bag allowance of up to 7kg, you’ll get a meal and drinks and full access to our inflight entertainment with movies, TV, music and games (available gate-to-gate). Plus you can select your seat before you fly so that you get your preferred spot.

worksdeluxe

is for when you like having those extra comforts when you fly. You’ll get a neighbour free guarantee, two priority checked bags (up to 23kg each), meaning they’ll be among the first off the plane. Immerse yourself into a world of entertainment with inflight movies, TV, music and games as you enjoy drinks and a meal. We also make your journey more comfortable every step of the way, with premium check-in, priority boarding, preferred seating and deluxe extras.

premiumeconomy

is for when you want all the benefits of premium travel at a great price. You’ll get two priority checked bags (up to 23kg each) and two carry-on bags (up to 7kg each), and then relax in one of our luxury leather seats, with more personal space. Select your meal from our Premium Economy menu while enjoying inflight movies, TV, music and games (available gate-to-gate). You’ll get premium check-in, priority boarding and other Premium extras - including being able to request your seat before you fly to make sure you get the perfect spot.

businesspremier

is for when you really want to get the most out of flying with us. With three priority checked bags (up to 23kg each), and two carry-on bags (up to 7kg each), you can take everything you need. Relax in one of our comfortable leather armchairs that converts into a lie-flat bed when it’s time to take a nap. You’ll select your meal from our Business Premier menu, designed by our Consultant Chef Peter Gordon and accompanied by premium New Zealand wines. You’ll also enjoy inflight movies, TV, music and games as well as premium check-in, priority boarding, preferred seating and lounge access.

 

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