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.

Last searches for Cook Islands flights

Alice Springs - Rarotonga Qantas Airways $760 One-way 18 February 6 days ago
Perth - Aitutaki Air New Zealand $2252 Return 10 December to 10 January 17 days ago
Adelaide - Rarotonga Virgin Australia $802 Return 05 to 08 September 20 days ago
Gold Coast - Rarotonga Virgin Australia $888 Return 19 to 26 April 25 days ago
Darwin - Rarotonga Qantas Airways $1708 Return 01 to 31 July 44 days ago
Canberra - Rarotonga Virgin Australia $1187 Return 29 April to 08 May 53 days ago
Emerald - Rarotonga Virgin Australia $1096 Return 05 to 17 May 53 days ago
Hobart - Rarotonga Virgin Australia $1010 Return 07 to 23 July 72 days ago
Rockhampton - Rarotonga Virgin Australia $1122 Return 05 to 12 July 96 days ago
Townsville - Rarotonga Virgin Australia $1073 Return 16 to 23 August 109 days ago
Cairns - Rarotonga Virgin Australia $1017 Return 02 to 17 May 234 days ago