Getting to the Cook Islands

The Cook Islands International Airport is located on Rarotonga, the largest of the Cook Islands.

There are direct (non-stop) flights to Rarotonga from Los Angeles, Sydney, Tahiti, Auckland and Christchurch. The Christchurch flights are seasonal and usually operate weekly from June to October.


Daily flights (both ways) from Auckland Weekly flights (both ways) from Los Angeles and Sydney


3 times weekly (both ways) from Auckland


Currently 5 flights per week (both ways) from Auckland


Weekly flights (both ways) from Papeete, Tahiti. Book through AIR RAROTONGA

Our modern international airport on the main island of Rarotonga is well equipped for global airlines. Upon arrival you’ll enjoy a warm Cook Islands welcome serenaded by Papa Jake on his ukulele as you clear customs. The trip from the airport to your accommodation is less than a 20 minute drive. See our Local Transport page for airport transfers information.

CRUISING YACHTS should first contact the Harbourmaster at either Rarotonga or Aitutaki (details in the Immigration section of this website).

Use our direct link to each airline

Virgin Australia
Air Tahiti
A warm welcome from Papa Jake on arrival