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GENERAL FLIGHT INFO

Only 3 airlines fly to Rarotonga. Regular flights arrive direct from New Zealand & Tahiti only. Flights from all other parts of the world must take a final flight from New Zealand (Auckland) or Tahiti (Papeete) at this stage.

Air New Zealand and Jetstar operate regular flights to Rarotonga and offer sales every now and then. Sign up below to be notified when these seats become available. Air Rarotonga also fly from Tahiti to Rarotonga once per week and various flights to 6 outer Islands

 

Ttake advantage of the lowest priced flight when available, you must be willing to have flexibility of travel. There will be limited days and times to choose from, so to make it super cheap, be ready to grab basically half price tickets when airlines have cheap seats!

Sometimes it might work out cheaper for you to get sales for each leg of your trip. Ex: Australia to New Zealand sale price + New Zealand to Rarotonga sale price. You might not be able to get a half price cost by doing this but you'll still save and have more flying dates and times to choose from when booking.  I have booked this way and paid $300 from Aus - NZ return and $380 from NZ - RAR and return for a total of $680 which was still a great price. I was able to choose from more dates and times for not only arrival in Rarotonga but also making the connecting flight from NZ work.

 

The way to book flights is up to you. Be sure you get lower than normal prices when you can (Don't pay full price).  Go for cheaper prices on each leg of flight or be ready for a last minute seat and budget prices. Be notified of sales when they become available by signing up before you leave the page so you don't miss a sale. 


APPROXIMATE FLIGHT TIMES AND INFO FOR EACH AIRLINE TO HELP YOU CHOOSE YOUR FLIGHTS AHEAD OF TIME.

The times listed below are approximate and can change at any time. Click on the airline links for exact info.

Times in charts here are only to be used as a guide and to see which airlines line up with your preferred

travel days and times,. They are here to help you further plan your holiday itinerary.

I update the times a few times each year to keep it relevant for your research.

AIR NEW ZEALAND

FLIGHT TIPS & TIMES

Link to Air New Zealand website

 

Air New Zealand fly from other countries to Auckland & on to Rarotonga daily.

Most flights arriving in Rarotonga land between lunch time - dinner time. Not too early and not too late.

* Most flights from your country to Rarotonga have a long transfer wait time at Auckland Airport. 

Be aware some arrival days are different to departure days because you'll cross the international date line (especially when booking accommodation). 


JETSTAR AIRLINES

FLIGHT TIPS & TIMES

Link to Jetstar Airlines website

 

Jetstar fly from Australia to Rarotonga via Auckland, New Zealand 3 times a week.

Jetstar does not fly direct to Rarotonga from Australia.

Look out for Jetstar sales offering 'pay one way, fly return free' sales and their birthday sale during May.

* Be aware of arrival days being different to departure days because you'll cross the international date line especially when booking your accommodation.


AIR RAROTONGA

FLIGHT TIMES 

FROM PAPEETE, TAHITI

Link to Air Raro website

 

AIR RAROTONGA

FLIGHT TIPS & TIMES

TO OUTER ISLANDS

Link to Air Raro website

 

Air Raro fly to 6 outer islands regularly.

See tables below.

 

AIR RAROTONGA ALSO HAVE FANTASTIC

CIRCLE RAROTONGA SCENIC FLIGHTS

From $129 pp, 30 min flight.

 

Link to Air Raro Scenic Flight 

 


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