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From Melbourne to Rarotonga
Cheapest prices for Rarotonga flights by month
Currently, May is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Rarotonga. Flying to Rarotonga in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.
When is the best time to fly to Rarotonga?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
$721 - $1,513
26 - 30 °C
65 - 196 mm
March 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 flights 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.
Days before departure
Which day is cheapest to fly to Rarotonga?
At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Rarotonga. Thursday is likely to be the most costly.
What time of day is cheapest to fly?
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.