Travel to Cook Islands
Flying to Cook Islands
The Cook Islands are served by Air New Zealand (www.airnewzealand.com), which offers regular flights from New Zealand and Los Angeles. Virgin Australia (www.virginaustralia.com) also flies from Auckland, and both airlines offer frequent connections from Australia.
Rarotonga International AirportCode
The airport is 3km (2 miles) west of Avarua.TelephoneAddress
From London - 25 hours (including stopover); Los Angeles - 10 hours 15 minutes.
Air New Zealand's Explorer Pass (Australia & Pacific Islands II) is valid on various routes covering Australia, New Zealand, the Cook Islands and Tahiti. The cost of the pass depends on the class of service and the number of sectors flown. It's only available to residents of the USA and Canada when buying an international ticket from North America with Air New Zealand.
Included in the air fare. If you're leaving by private boat, you need to pay a departure tax of NZ$66.30.
Travelling to Cook Islands by Rail
Driving to Cook Islands
Getting to Cook Islands by boat
It is possible to moor yachts at Avatiu Harbour although space is very limited. For maritime matters, contact the Harbour Master, Ports Authority, PO Box 84, Rarotonga, Cook Islands. See www.ports.co.ck for more information.