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Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights to Rarotonga that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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21:10 - 06:55SYD-RAR
5h 45mdirect
22:00 - 08:05RAR-SYD
14h 05m1 stop
$668Jetstar
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Wed, 7 Aug - Wed, 14 Aug
21:30 - 07:15SYD-RAR
5h 45mdirect
09:00 - 12:35RAR-SYD
7h 35mdirect
$676Jetstar
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Sun, 28 Jul - Sun, 4 Aug
21:30 - 07:15SYD-RAR
5h 45mdirect
22:00 - 08:05RAR-SYD
14h 05m1 stop
$677Jetstar
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Fri, 26 Jul - Fri, 2 Aug
21:30 - 07:15SYD-RAR
5h 45mdirect
22:00 - 08:05RAR-SYD
14h 05m1 stop
$679Jetstar
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Tue, 13 Aug - Fri, 23 Aug
07:10 - 21:05SYD-RAR
9h 55m1 stop
09:00 - 12:35RAR-SYD
7h 35mdirect
Sat, 27 Jul - Sun, 4 Aug
21:10 - 06:55SYD-RAR
5h 45mdirect
03:10 - 08:45RAR-SYD
9h 35m1 stop
Wed, 7 Aug - Tue, 13 Aug
17:50 - 21:05SYD-RAR
23h 15m1 stop
22:00 - 07:45RAR-SYD
13h 45m1 stop
$1,064Qantas Airways
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Fri, 26 Jul - Fri, 2 Aug
09:55 - 01:05SYD-RAR
12h 10m1 stop
02:15 - 08:45RAR-SYD
9h 30m1 stop
$1,106Air New Zealand
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Sun, 1 Dec - Sat, 7 Dec
08:45 - 01:55SYD-RAR
13h 10m1 stop
03:10 - 08:45RAR-SYD
9h 35m1 stop
$1,130Air New Zealand
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Sun, 28 Jul - Sat, 3 Aug
07:20 - 21:05MEL-RAR
9h 45m1 stop
22:00 - 08:20RAR-MEL
14h 20m1 stop
$1,259Qantas Airways
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Sat, 13 Jul - Mon, 22 Jul

Flights to Rarotonga - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights to Rarotonga to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest day to fly to Rarotonga?

The average price of all flights to Rarotonga clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Based on KAYAK data, the cheapest day to fly to Rarotonga is Tuesday where tickets can be as cheap as $879. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Saturday, where prices are $1,232 on average.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Rarotonga?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights to Rarotonga, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights to Rarotonga is May, where tickets cost $725 on average for one-way flights. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and February, where the average cost of tickets from Australia is $1,359 and $1,058 respectively. For return trips, the best month to travel is May with an average price of $725.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly to Rarotonga?

The average price for all flights to Rarotonga depending on the time of departure, clicked by users on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks.
The cheapest time of day to fly to Rarotonga is generally at night, when flights cost $800 on average. The most expensive time of day to fly to Rarotonga is generally in the afternoon, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is $1,292.

What is a good deal for flights to Rarotonga?

If you’re looking for cheap airfare to Rarotonga, 25% of our users found tickets to Rarotonga for the following prices or less: From Sydney $367 one-way - $596 return.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights to Rarotonga, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price, you should book around 0 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 26 days before departure.

How long is the flight to Rarotonga?

The duration of your flight to Rarotonga depends on your departure and arrival airports. Obviously any flights that include a layover will also be longer. The most popular routes to Rarotonga on KAYAK are from Sydney, which takes 5h 45m, Brisbane, which takes 9h 35m, Melbourne, which takes 10h 40m, and Perth, which takes 15h 25m.

How many direct flights to Rarotonga are there each day?

There are around 1 direct flights from within Australia to Rarotonga every day. Most flights depart in the evening, with 21:00 the most common departure time and 100% of flights departing in the evening.

How many direct flights to Rarotonga are there each week?

Each week there are around 4 direct flights from within Australia to Rarotonga. The most common day for departures is Friday, with 25% of flights taking off on this day.

How many long-haul flights are there to Rarotonga each week?

There are not any long-haul (6-12 hour flight duration) or short-haul (up to 3 hour flight duration) flights to Rarotonga. Instead, there are 4 medium-haul flights (3-6 hour flight duration), with the most arriving from Sydney.

How many cities have direct flights to Rarotonga?

From Australia, there are direct flights to Rarotonga from 1 city. This city is Sydney and there are 4 direct flights each week.

Good to know

Low season

February

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$310
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 6% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly (48% more expensive on average)
Flight from Sydney to Rarotonga

When to book flights to Rarotonga

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FAQs - booking Rarotonga flights

  • What retail shops are available at Rarotonga International Airport?

    Rarotonga International Airport has a variety of shops to go to. A recommended shop is Island Craft, who are leaders in authentic Pacific-Cook Islands art and craft items. Here you can expect to find locally made jewellery and gifts. Another shop you may want to visit is Mareko Island Craft, this shop is known for their bright island colours and flower prints. They sell sarongs and pareos, along with other clothing items. This shop sells clothes for adults and children.

  • If I have some time to spare on a layover, where can I get food that’s close to Rarotonga International Airport?

    Rarotonga International Airport has a variety of restaurants in the airport; however, if you are looking for a break from the bright airport lights, there are many closeby. A recommended restaurant is Le Rendez-Vous Cafe, which is opposite Islander Hotel, next to the airport. Another restaurant you may want to visit is Cafe Jire, which is opposite the airport car park area – on the seaside. It is good to note that this restaurant is closed on Sundays. They serve both breakfast and lunch and offer vegetarian options.

  • Which is the best airport to visit Aitutaki in the Cook Islands?

    Though Aitutaki has its own airstrip, you need to catch a flight to this small paradise from Rarotonga International Airport (RAR). Aitutaki is served only by Air Rarotonga, offering 3–5 flights daily. It takes nearly 45min to reach the island. So, after you reach Rarotonga Airport (RAR), catch a flight to Aitutaki Airport (AIT) at a time convenient for you.

  • What are the lounge facilities at Rarotonga International Airport (RAR)?

    Rarotonga International Airport (RAR) has many facilities for lounging comfortably. The lounges here accept only the Cook Islands and New Zealand currencies. So, keep it in mind before you go to one of the lounges. The options are Domestic Gate Lounge near domestic departure gate, International Gate Lounge near duty-free shops, or Air New Zealand Koru Lounge (for premium passengers and members only).

  • What are the best ways to get in and out of Rarotonga International Airport (RAR)?

    The airport is located nearly 6 km away from the city centre, and it has a wide range of options for ground transportation. You can take private coach transfers or a taxi near the Arrivals Area of the terminal. Also, there are rental cars and motor scooters with desks in the Arrivals Area and opposite the Car Park exit. Public bus is the cheapest option to explore the islands. They pass by the airport at intervals of 30min and cost approximately NZ$ 5 (A$ 4.79).

  • Is there an onsite hotel at Rarotonga International Airport (RAR)?

    Rarotonga International Airport (RAR) has the Islander Airport Hotel opposite the airport entrance. It is located a short walking distance from both Departures and Arrivals terminals. The hotel offers comfortable accommodation with amenities like a pool, bar, café, and restaurant. It remains open 24h to provide a place to relax after a tiring flight.

  • How to visit Muri Beach from Rarotonga Airport (RAR)?

    Muri Beach is located nearly 13 km away from Rarotonga International Airport (RAR), and it takes about 20min to reach there. At the airport, you can find taxis and private transfers for a trip to the beach. Also, you can take a rental car or ride a motor scooter along the coastal road to get there.

  • How far is Rarotonga from central Rarotonga?

    You’ll need to travel 1 km to reach the Rarotonga city centre from Rarotonga.

  • What is the name of Rarotonga’s airport?

    Rarotonga is served by Rarotonga, also commonly referred to as Rarotonga or Rarotonga Intl. The airport code is RAR.

  • How much is a flight to Rarotonga?

    On average, a flight to Rarotonga costs $574. The cheapest price found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks cost $293 and departed from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to Rarotonga?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights to Rarotonga.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket to Rarotonga?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Rarotonga is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to Rarotonga?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Rarotonga with an airline and back with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight to Rarotonga?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Rarotonga up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Rarotonga

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Rarotonga flight deals.
  • Rarotonga International Airport (RAR) is located in the Cook Islands and is the main gateway into the country. The airport is located in the town of Avarua, which is a popular holiday destination. The terminal is situated very close to the runway, so it is possible to get very close to the planes as they come into land.
  • At Rarotonga Airport, there are three cafes for you to get food from. The cafes that are located close to the international terminal are Ka Kite Cafe and Aroa Cafe. Airside Cafe is the only eatery that is past the security counters, in the international terminal.
  • At Rarotonga Airport it is possible to hire your own transport from Avis Rentals, Polynesian Rentals and Island Car and Bike Hire.
  • At Rarotonga International Airport (RAR), you will find baggage storage facilities at check-in counters of Air Rarotonga, between the departure lounge and check-in area. It offers both short-term and long-term luggage storage.
  • The airport has an ATM facility by Bank South Pacific in the international arrivals area, but it dispenses only New Zealand currency.
  • There is a car park adjacent to the check-in area of the terminal. The parking area has an automated system, and parking fees are charged by the hour.
  • If you want to do some last-minute shopping for gifts and souvenirs, go to SAVA or CITC stores offering a variety of spirits, wines, tobacco products, and local handicrafts.
  • For connectivity, get Telecom Hotspot at the departure lounge, business lounge, and check-in area of the airport.
  • If you need a shower facility at this airport, you’ll find one at the Air New Zealand’s Koru Lounge near International Departures. It is stocked with hairdryers and towels. Check the membership details beforehand.
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Prefer to fly direct to Rarotonga?

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Direct departures

Australia to Rarotonga

Monday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Singapore Airlines, +2 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +3 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Jetstar, +4 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +5 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Air Tahiti, +4 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +5 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Jetstar, +4 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +5 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Jetstar, +3 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +4 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Air Tahiti, +6 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +7 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Jetstar, +3 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +4 more

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Direct returns

Rarotonga to Australia

Monday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Singapore Airlines, +2 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +3 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Jetstar, +4 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +5 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Air Tahiti, +4 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +5 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Jetstar, +4 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +5 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Jetstar, +3 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +4 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Air Tahiti, +6 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +7 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Jetstar, +3 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +4 more

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Top 3 airlines flying to Rarotonga

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying to Rarotonga. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline from Australia to Rarotonga. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
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8.1
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 592 reviews
8.4Boarding
7.8Entertainment
7.6Food
8.1Comfort
8.7Crew
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Can you please process refund. Mum died and dad went to Pakistan to bury her after cancelling flight.

2.0 MediocreAnonymous, May 2024AKL - YVR
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Can you please process refund. Mum died and dad went to Pakistan to bury her after cancelling flight.

Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

All was good, the only thing was it didn't run on time.

Couldn’t request a vegan meal somehow but I noticed other people getting them

United flight from SFO to PDX was cancelled. I will ask for a refund. Had to book on Alaska

They announced food service but then never came around. We also couldn’t land so kept trying to get to runway and then had to come up and go around happened like 3 times and cause the child next to me to start throwing up

Good food and entertainment options. Great Staff that were all welcoming and caregiving.

Carring crew, nice ambiance of the cabin, comfortable beds, good food well served. We liked everything.

So here's the rub - my flight was booked through Chatdeal even though I bought it under the Kayak umbrella. All the return flights were theoretically through Air New Zealand, however except for the initial leg from New Zealand, they were all partnered flights. So when I arrived at the airport in New Zealand they could only issue me my ticket to Fiji. Once in Fiji I had to do some serious leg work and finagling to get my ticket to Los Angeles through Fiji Air. This included a monitored covid RAT that I wasn't aware I needed to do. So I gave the score I did because of the complexity and annoyance created in the process of getting a boarding pass for my Nadi-LA flight.

Just a hiccup being added to the NZ Traveller Declaration a bit late.

The flight attendants went above and beyond to make a flight as comfortable as possible.

Our flight was delayed twice and after we boarded it was delayed again as they were searching for a passenger's small bag. We arrived in Hobart one hour later.

The seats are too close together and are smaller than they used to be. Makes for a cramped experience.

Great. Airhostess was amazing. Dinner a little spicy! Could have had a mention beforehand about that though

The international flight from Sydney to Dallas had great food. I have travelled a lot over the years and this has been the most memorable in my experience so far.

Initial flight was cancelled so moved to an alternative flight. As a result, stuck in a middle seat. Flight then place in holding pattern prior to landing resulting in a very late trip home.

There was nothing I didn’t like, prices a little lower would help

BA Airbus A380 BC upstairs had 2 3 2 layout. The seat was comfy but access for those in middle or window seats had to climb over others fest to get to ailse when seats in bed mode. The layout was not nearly as private as other layouts. The staff was amazing as well as the food. Most airline food is average but this was restaurant quality.

Following a marathon flight riddled by delays and changes from Santiago, Chile, my flight to Melbourne from Sydney was on schedule but I was transferred to the next flight. The reason by ticketing and the floor manager was I missed the entry to flight by one minute! That's right, the emphasised that if I was 1 minute earlier I would be on the flight. I asked what was the point them emphasising 1minute overdue and how that helped me or the situation. They didn't care at all. Replying that if it was one minute earlier they would've done something and smirking delivering the information. Australian's do call Australia home, Qantas calls Australian's suckers.

1) crackly headphone jack 2) one of the emergency seats recline. Usually second row does. But in this case neither did 3) food was scrambled eggs or fruit. 4) fruit should not be the option to eggs 5)miserable unpleasant crew not a smile. Thought that was a virgin thing

The flight take-off was delayed which was fine but the staff seemed pretty over their jobs. The seats are very uncomfortable and the food was pretty average. Overall is was okay.

Note that food has to be purchased in flight. No free food. And no entertainment in flight. So I’ve treated these two items as okay which, in this case, means neutral/not applicable.

My Dad needed assistance to board the plane. The Jetstar staff were excellent with him and made the experience a lot easier😁

No food taken so can't rate also no entertainment so can't rate.

Would be better if can provide small free snacks on a long flight

Boarding was easy and unstressful, though the early "final call" was a bit off-putting. The crew were pleasant, and the seats were comfortable. The prices for food and drink were reasonable, apart from tea and coffee, where simple percolated coffee was charged at espresso prices. Deboarding was OK, though some Jetstar passengers appear to have a bad habit of pushing forward from their assigned rows, making it more difficult to get out for passengers that have paid a premium to sit up-front. Jetstar might want to look to address this to stop it from spreading.

I was allocated an exit row seat and was told to move so it could be given away to someone who had purchased two extra legroom seats and one regular seat but wanted the three to sit together. I was also charged for entertainment after booking but before checking in, and the ground crew couldn't do anything about refunding it. When the whole plane was given access to the entertainment as an apology for the flight being four hours late, I was told they couldn't do anything about that either, so I was charged for something I didn't want even though it would have been free anyway

I got to the airport earlier than I expected, and they let me change to an earlier flight with no trouble.

It was a super crowded time to travel out of Melbourne, but the flight was OK

Worst flying experience of my life. FIVE HOURS delayed! Rude and unhelpful staff and poor communication from the grounds team. Never flying Jetstar again

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Recent return flight deals

 
These are the cheapest return flights to Rarotonga found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
7/8Wed
directJetstar
5h 45mSYD-RAR
14/8Wed
1 stopJetstar
14h 05mRAR-SYD
$668
28/7Sun
directJetstar
5h 45mSYD-RAR
4/8Sun
directJetstar
7h 35mRAR-SYD
$676
26/7Fri
directJetstar
5h 45mSYD-RAR
2/8Fri
1 stopJetstar
14h 05mRAR-SYD
$677
13/8Tue
directJetstar
5h 45mSYD-RAR
23/8Fri
1 stopJetstar
14h 05mRAR-SYD
$679
27/7Sat
1 stop
9h 55mSYD-RAR
4/8Sun
direct
7h 35mRAR-SYD
$894
7/8Wed
direct
5h 45mSYD-RAR
13/8Tue
1 stop
9h 35mRAR-SYD
$906
26/7Fri
1 stopQantas Airways
23h 15mSYD-RAR
2/8Fri
1 stopQantas Airways
13h 45mRAR-SYD
$1,064
1/12Sun
1 stopAir New Zealand
12h 10mSYD-RAR
7/12Sat
1 stopAir New Zealand
9h 30mRAR-SYD
$1,106
28/7Sun
1 stopAir New Zealand
13h 10mSYD-RAR
3/8Sat
1 stopAir New Zealand
9h 35mRAR-SYD
$1,130
13/7Sat
1 stopQantas Airways
9h 45mMEL-RAR
22/7Mon
1 stopQantas Airways
14h 20mRAR-MEL
$1,259

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best deals for one-way flights to Rarotonga found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
19/7Fri
directJetstar
5h 45mSYD-RAR
$310
17/11Sun
directJetstar
6h 05mSYD-RAR
$390
3/7Wed
1 stopJetstar
9h 35mBNE-RAR
$393
29/6Sat
1 stopJetstar
10h 20mBNE-RAR
$402
17/11Sun
1 stopAir New Zealand
8h 05mSYD-RAR
$521
2/9Mon
1 stopAir New Zealand
22h 50mSYD-RAR
$587
2/9Mon
2 stops
24h 20mSYD-RAR
$643
17/11Sun
2 stopsQantas Airways
43h 35mSYD-RAR
$865
22/9Sun
2 stopsQantas Airways
47h 20mSYD-RAR
$867
17/11Sun
3 stops
43h 10mSYD-RAR
$998

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Last minute flights to Rarotonga

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights to Rarotonga that are departing in the next 10 days.
14/6Fri
directJetstar
5h 45mSYD-RAR
16/6Sun
directJetstar
7h 35mRAR-SYD
$692
17/6Mon
multi-stop
30h 30mBNE-RAR
23/6Sun
multi-stop
26h 30mRAR-BNE
$1,047
17/6Mon
multi-stopJetstar
30h 05mBNE-RAR
23/6Sun
multi-stopJetstar
26h 30mRAR-BNE
$1,138
14/6Fri
direct
5h 45mSYD-RAR
16/6Sun
multi-stop
20h 45mRAR-SYD
$1,253
14/6Fri
direct
5h 45mSYD-RAR
16/6Sun
multi-stop
43h 25mRAR-SYD
$1,303
17/6Mon
multi-stop
30h 05mBNE-RAR
23/6Sun
multi-stop
18h 00mRAR-BNE
$1,381
14/6Fri
multi-stop
28h 30mSYD-RAR
16/6Sun
multi-stop
29h 25mRAR-SYD
$2,209
14/6Fri
multi-stop
26h 20mSYD-RAR
16/6Sun
multi-stop
29h 25mRAR-SYD
$2,508

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