From 27 November to 10 December fares for the weekly direct Sydney – Cook Islands (Rarotonga) services with Air New Zealand are priced from $299 Seat per person one way (including taxes) for travel outbound 23 January-2 April 2016 or 23 April-25 June 2016. Returning 29 January-8 April 2016 or 29 April-1 July 2016. For more information please refer to your GDS or visit the Air New Zealand agent website or www.sale.cookislands.travel/trade.
The weekly direct flight departs Sydney on Saturday evening and lands six hours later on the capital island of Rarotonga’s stunning airstrip, with views of soaring volcanic peaks and a sparkling lagoon. Having crossed the dateline you arrive on Saturday morning in time for a full day of exploring.
Australian travellers will love discovering the untouched beauty of the Cook Islands and the warm interaction with the locals. Share in their easy going, modern Polynesian lifestyle at Rarotonga’s bustling Punanga Nui Markets, welcoming Sunday church services and flamboyant cultural shows.
Snorkel, dive, cruise or SUP the astonishingly clear turquoise lagoons that are warm and safe year round. Adventure can also be found on land by cycling the coconut tree lined road, hiking cross-island through the tropical terrain or trekking up to the highest peaks of the island by 4WD.
Cook Islands Tourism has a host of air and land packages to both Rarotonga, the capital, and its sister islands Aitutaki and Atiu.
Accommodation ranges from the ultimate in five-star luxury to mid-range hotels to self-catering beach bungalows. Seewww.sale.cookislands.travel/packages