Cheap flights from Melbourne to Rarotonga

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The best prices from Melbourne to Rarotonga are usually found in May or June, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Friday and return on a Monday

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Melbourne (MEL) to Rarotonga (RAR)

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to RAR flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to Rarotonga flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Rarotonga.
MEL - RAR
Price
$819 - $1,216
RAR
Temperature
22 - 26 °C
RAR
Precipitation
100 - 260 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 13% potential price drop

Average price

$969

Average for round-trip flights in سبتمبر 2021

Round-trip from

819﷼

From Melbourne to Rarotonga

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne Airport to Rarotonga?

Travellers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 13% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Rarotonga?

To save on the cost of your flight from Melbourne Airport to Rarotonga, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 22% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $1,085 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,131.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne Airport to Rarotonga?

May can be a great time to fly to Rarotonga from Melbourne Airport with a flight ticket averaging about $937. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as $725. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne Airport to Rarotonga (MEL - RAR)?

When flying from Melbourne Airport to Rarotonga, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 11% versus a flight in the afternoon.

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Melbourne</span> to <span class="emphasized">Rarotonga</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Rarotonga

What airport do you fly into for flights to Rarotonga from Melbourne?

Rarotonga (RAR) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Melbourne to Rarotonga. You should not have trouble finding flights to Rarotonga from Melbourne; the airport handles an average of 0 inbound flights from Melbourne per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 4 airlines have flights to the Rarotonga airport from Melbourne. It is only a 0.8 km journey from Rarotonga (RAR) to Rarotonga’s city centre.

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to Rarotonga have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, and Qantas Airways are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

How popular is this Melbourne Airport to Rarotonga flight route?

The Melbourne to Rarotonga flight path was viewed by 1,288 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne Airport to Rarotonga?

The most popular airlines flying from Melbourne Airport to Rarotonga are Jetstar, Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne Airport to Rarotonga?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $359. While the most popular route (Melbourne - Rarotonga) can be booked for $1,636 on average our data indicates $1,073 when flying from Melbourne Airport to Rarotonga

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Rarotonga from Melbourne?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to Rarotonga

Most visitors from Melbourne will not be allowed to enter Rarotonga.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Rarotonga.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering Rarotonga.

Documents
Online Contact Form - Travelers are required to complete the online contact form no more than 72 hours before departure.

Travel Authorization - Travelers are required to request permission to travel to the Cook Islands from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration. They should email their request to: immigration2@cookislands.gov.ck.

Travelers who do not have a Cook Islands stamp or a permit issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration will be required to complete a Medical Immigration form before departure.


Do I need a test to fly back to Melbourne from Rarotonga?

Returning to Melbourne from Rarotonga

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Rarotonga must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Melbourne.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Rarotonga are not required to quarantine after entering Melbourne.

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Destination information for Rarotonga

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Rarotonga.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.04
Average temperature for September in Rarotonga
26.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Rarotonga
106.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Rarotonga

Top 4 airlines flying from Melbourne to Rarotonga

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Rarotonga choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$378 $1,154 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$558 $863 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$592 $1,024 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$785 $1,077 No cancel fee 78%
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