Flights Cook Islands

Modern yet remote, the fifteen islets that make up the Cook Islands blend the 21st-century amenities of Rarotonga with traditional Polynesian values and culture of the archipelago. A few airlines offer cheap flights to Cook Islands which land at the group's main gateway, Rarotonga International Airport. This makes Rarotonga the perfect place to start your holiday in paradise.

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Known affectionately as Raro, the island of Rarotonga is the most populated of the Cook Islands and a great spot if you love being adventurous in or on the water. Scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing and windsurfing are all popular island activities or head inland to hike the Needle & Cross Island Walk once you've recovered from your flights to Cook Islands. While on the Cook Islands:

  • Take in one of the vibrant performances that showcase local dancing
  • Buy some artisan craftwork and eat fresh fish in colourful markets
  • Enjoy boat trips to smaller islands such as Atiu
  • Take a tour and a swim in the caves of Mitiaro and Ma’uke where birds manage to live and fly in total darkness
  • Simply sunbathe on the white sands of the tropical beaches that surround the stunning Aitutaki Lagoon

Most of the hotels in Cook Islands are located on Rarotonga or Aitutaki. Do an online search of these when you book your cheap flights to Cook Islands and you will discover everything from budget backpacker hostels to luxury lagoon resorts. If you venture further afield to one of the outer islands remember to pack a torch and batteries as the electricity is turned off overnight.

The island of Rarotonga is encircled by a main road called the Ara Tapu and there is also a network of smaller roads that criss-cross the island so if you want to rent a car in Cook Islands this is the best place to do it. Do keep an eye out for chickens and livestock on the roads. The number of rental cars is quite limited so reserve one when you book your flights to Cook Islands.

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Hobart - Rarotonga Virgin Australia $612 One-way 18 April 6 days ago
Melbourne - Aitutaki Air New Zealand $1424 Return 06 to 15 May 14 days ago
Gold Coast - Aitutaki Air New Zealand $1795 Return 01 to 12 July 21 days ago
Perth - Aitutaki Air New Zealand $2323 Return 02 to 09 May 25 days ago
Cairns - Rarotonga Virgin Australia $1195 Return 28 December to 05 January 37 days ago
Melbourne (MEB) - Rarotonga Virgin Australia $939 Return 16 to 23 September 49 days ago
Rockhampton - Rarotonga Virgin Australia $1210 Return 25 August to 04 September 51 days ago
Townsville - Rarotonga Virgin Australia $1371 Return 29 September to 04 October 61 days ago
Melbourne (MEB) - Aitutaki Air New Zealand $1472 Return 01 to 08 April 87 days ago
Cairns - Aitutaki Air New Zealand $1733 Return 22 June to 02 July 158 days ago
Ayers Rock - Rarotonga Virgin Australia $760 One-way 08 April 185 days ago
Coffs Harbour - Rarotonga Virgin Australia $964 Return 27 April to 07 May 199 days ago
Canberra - Rarotonga Virgin Australia $1159 Return 01 to 31 May 269 days ago