Cheap Flights to Cook Islands

Escape the thralls of every-day life with bright blue water, refreshing inland lagoons, true South Pacific culture and diverse tropical wilderness.

What to know before you fly to Cook Islands?

The Cook Islands are a tropical oasis comprised of 15 beautiful islands scattered in the South Pacific. The postcard perfect white sandy beaches and stunning turquoise lagoons will take your breath away. You may find yourself submerged under the surface amongst coral reefs or cruising above by boat or kayak. 

Rarotonga is the hub of the Cook Islands, where you can pamper yourself at a day spa, or scooter your way around as you explore the beautiful beaches on the island. Experience the local culture by taking a lagoon lunch cruise, or by seeing an authentic Rarotongan show. 

Aitutaki is the second most populated island after Rarotonga, offering adventure-filled lagoon tours including a trip to the famous Honeymoon Island and One Foot Island!

Our Cook Islands travel guide will give you more information, from where to stay and how to get around.

Best time to fly to the Cook Islands

The best time to visit the Cook Islands is between April and November, during the driest months, however, you can expect beautiful weather all year round. The Cook Islands alternate between two seasons, a wet and rainy season from December to March, and a mild and dry season from April to November. Summer can sometimes bring tropical rain, with temperatures sitting at a balmy 26°C to 30°C. 

Activities and Things to do in the Cook Islands

Whether you’re someone who likes to keep an itinerary or a free spirit who wants to throw away all plans while on your Cook Islands escape, you won’t be disappointed by this diverse country. The various islands host an array of attractions that suit all styles of travel, from adventurous and high-octane, to relaxed and cultural. Take a look at our travel guide for more ideas on what to see and do in the Cook Islands.

Health Considerations when Flying to the Cook Islands

The health and safety of our customers is always our number one priority. Speak to our team today about the safety considerations you’ll need to know when flying to the Cook Islands. Otherwise, you can read up on the latest developments on our Customer Support page.

Visa information for the Cook Islands

Fortunately, you don’t need a Visa to visit the Cook Islands for up to 31 days. However, if you wish to extend your stay beyond this, you’ll need to lodge an application with the immigration department and pay a small fee.

Flight times to the Cook Islands from Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch

Flights from Auckland to Cook Islands (Rarotonga International Airport is the main airport) are around 3 hours 45 minutes, but up to 6.5 hours travel time when connecting from other domestic cities such as Wellington or Christchurch.

Since you will cross the International Date Line when flying from Auckland to the Cook Islands, remember to take into account the 23 hour time difference when planning your arrival times. On the way to the Cook Islands, you will arrive the day before you departed, and on the way back to New Zealand, you will arrive a day later than when you departed.


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