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Home Oceania Cook Islands Cheap flights to Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Rarotonga flights by month

January
$883
February
$767
March
$706
April
$973
May
$769
June
$738
July
$804
August
$844
September
$802
October
$749
November
$847
December
$909
Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Rarotonga. Flying to Rarotonga in April 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.
MEL - RAR
Price
$706 - $1,439
RAR
Temperature
26 - 30 °C
RAR
Rainfall
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 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.

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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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