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Cheap Flights to Rarotonga
|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||May||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||$952||Average for round-trip flights in August 2020|
|Round-trip from||$1,086||From Melbourne to Rarotonga|
Cheapest prices for Rarotonga flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Rarotonga?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
MEL - RAR
$706 - $1,439
26 - 30 °C
65 - 196 mm
When is the best time to book a flight to Rarotonga?
Booking 60 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Rarotonga. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Rarotonga?
At the moment, Friday is the most economical day to take a flight to Rarotonga. Monday is likely to be the most costly.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Rarotonga?
To get the best value, try booking a flight in the evening when visiting Rarotonga. Generally the prices will increase for flights at midday as these tend to have higher demand.
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.
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.
June to August is the high season, when most Australians and New Zealanders arrive on cheap flights to Rarotonga.
December-April is the wet season. Cyclones are a threat during these months also.
May, September and October are great months to visit. The weather is likely to be good and there are fewer tourists.