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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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How to find the cheapest flight from
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.
ME1 - RAR
Price
$814 - $1,208
RAR
Temperature
26 - 30 °C
RAR
Precipitation
65 - 196 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

$962

Average for round-trip flights in September 2021

Round-trip from

$814

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 to Rarotonga?

Departing on a Monday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 13% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

To save up to 22% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Melbourne to Rarotonga from $1,078 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,123 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Rarotonga from Melbourne. Users have commonly found prices around $931 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $721. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Rarotonga (ME1 - RAR)?

When flying from Melbourne 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), located 0.8 km from the city centre, is the airport you fly into when you book flights from Melbourne to Rarotonga. 4 airlines have flights to Rarotonga from Melbourne on a regular basis. Booking flights from Melbourne to Rarotonga should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 0 inbound flights from Melbourne per day.

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 to Rarotonga flight route?

Within the past month, 1,288 users have taken a look at flights from Melbourne 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

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

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
Virgin Australia
$406 $628 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$431 $745 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$571 $784 No cancel fee 78%
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Jetstar
$275 $840 No cancel fee 74%
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