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Flights to Rarotonga in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$822Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip from$1,179From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Rarotonga

Cheapest prices for Rarotonga flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Rarotonga found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$867
February
$753
March
$693
April
$955
May
$756
June
$724
July
$789
August
$829
September
$788
October
$735
November
$832
December
$892
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Rarotonga is March. The most expensive month for flights is April. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Rarotonga Airport?

Average Rarotonga flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
SYD - RAR
Price
$693 - $1,413
RAR
Temperature
26 - 30 °C
RAR
Precipitation
65 - 196 mm
September is typically the best time to fly to Rarotonga, but there are other times where great deals are available. February tends to be the warmest period in Rarotonga so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. February is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

When is the best time to book a flight to Rarotonga?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Rarotonga, you should look to book at least 24 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Rarotonga?

Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Rarotonga. Flying on Sunday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Rarotonga?

Rarotonga flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the morning. Booking a flight at midday will likely mean higher prices.

Cheap flights to Rarotonga, the largest of the Cook Islands, take just three hours or so from Australia or New Zealand. Those flights will deliver you to the “down south” island that runs on Raro time – deliciously slow and laidback, a perfect complement to the azure-blue seas, palm-fringed soft-sand beaches and friendly Cook Islanders.

Life on Rarotonga, in general, is clustered around the coasts. Ancient volcanic peaks dominate the centre of the island, shrouded in dense, lush, vegetation. Consequently, the centre is not as well-known as the beaches.

Avarua, on the north coast, is the capital of the Cook Islands. Most popular with tourists is the southeast coast, around Muri, where the lagoon is widest and deepest and best for swimming, snorkelling, scuba-diving and boating.

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Rarotonga climate

Rarotonga’s climate is equable, with little variation in temperatures year-round. The winter months are May to October; temperatures range between 18 and 28 degrees Celsius. The summer months are November to April and temps are 21-29 degrees. January to early May are the wet season months.

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When is the best time to fly to Rarotonga?

Peak Season: 

June to August is the high season, when most Australians and New Zealanders arrive on cheap flights to Rarotonga. 

Off Season: 

December-April is the wet season. Cyclones are a threat during these months also. 

Shoulder Season

May, September and October are great months to visit. The weather is likely to be good and there are fewer tourists.

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Getting around Rarotonga

The Rarotonga bus service runs clockwise and anti-clockwise between about 7am and 4.30pm daily. 

Rental cars and motor scooters are available, but drivers must have a Cook Islands licence, which costs about $10.

 

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Rarotonga?

Booking a flight to Rarotonga (RAR) is your only option if you intend on flying to Rarotonga. It is only a 0.8 km journey from Rarotonga to Rarotonga’s city centre.

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Cheap tickets to Rarotonga found by our users in Australia as recently as September 24, 2021.

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