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June 22, 2016 Tourist Boards No Comments Email Email

It’s time to take off to paradise with flights on sale now to the Cook Islands with Air New Zealand.

Flights to paradise will be on sale from 23 June until 12 July 2016, priced from $299 per person one way (including taxes) on the weekly direct Sydney-Cook Islands (Rarotonga) service, travel periods apply.

Flights from all major Australian cities via Auckland are priced from $349 per person one way (including taxes), travel periods apply.

Recently named in TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards Top 10 Islands in the South Pacific, the Cook Islands is the perfect choice for travellers who are seeking untouched, tropical beauty. Crystal blue lagoons can be found only 20 minutes from arriving and visitors can experience the warm, South Pacific hospitality of the Cook Island’s people.

From 3 November 2016, the weekly direct services will now depart Sydney on a Friday, arriving into Rarotonga on Fridaymornings (services previously departed Sydney on a Saturday). Return direct flights will then depart Rarotonga on a Thursday, arriving into Sydney on a Friday evening (services previously on Saturday evenings). All flight arrival and departure times will remain the same.

For more information on flights to Rarotonga please visit

What’s new in the Cook Islands

Take advantage of Air New Zealand’s sale and gather the family or a group of friends for a holiday in paradise. There are great accommodation options for larger groups and plenty of things to see and do together.

Sea Change Villas

Sea Change Villas have recently renovated their Lagoon View Executive Villas to now offer three bedrooms. Each villa is fully self-contained with its own private fresh water swimming pool, seascape views to the reef and Pacific Ocean, and its own games room with table tennis table, darts board and laundry. The spacious and very well appointed villas appeal beyond the classic romantic getaway and are perfect for a family with teenagers or couples travelling together.

Paradise Holiday Homes

Set amongst the lush Titikaveka hills, Paradise Holiday Homes are brand new, 4-star, 4-bedroom villas with their own private pools. The four home-style villas can sleep up to eight people and all come equipped with WiFi Hotspot, weber BBQ, fully furnished kitchen and laundry facilities. Paradise Holiday Homes is ideal for large families and groups searching for tranquillity in a tropical setting.

Moana Sands Beachfront Villas

Moana Sands Beachfront Villas have added new apartments to their room categories consisting of two 2-Bedroom Beachside Apartments and two Studio Beachside Apartments.

The apartments are beachside and offer great views of Vaimaanga waters with a large decking area with outdoor furniture. The apartments provide spacious open-plan living with a lounge/dining area and a fully equipped kitchen, and air conditioning.

 Ariki Adventures Sea Scooter Safari
Adventure hub, Ariki Adventures, have launched an exciting new snorkelling tour, Sea Scooter Safari. Led by an experienced marine tour guide, the scooters are fun and easy to use and allow guests to relax, float and watch from the surface or dive below for a closer look at the marine life. The powered scooters glide through the water at 3-4kms/hour.

Everything you need is provided for a fun day out including mask, snorkel, fins and a powered scooter. Suitable for ages 9 and above and only basic swimming ability is required.

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