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March 22, 2016 Travel Deals No Comments Email Email

Aitutaki 2_Sean Scott PhotographyTake yourself off to paradise during the winter months for a beach break to the Cook Islands with two different deals from Air New Zealand and Flight Centre kicking off on 22 March. 

Flights from Australia to the Cook Islands (Rarotonga) with Air New Zealand will go on sale from 22 March to 8 April 2016. Fares for the weekly direct Sydney-Rarotonga service are priced from $299 Seat per person one way (including taxes), travel periods apply.

For flights to Rarotonga from Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney via Auckland, fares start from $379 Seat per person (including taxes), travel periods apply.

Flight Centre’s Beach Breaks campaign has a host of air and land packages to the Cook Islands on sale from 22 March to 4 April 2016. Accommodation ranges from the ultimate in five-star luxury to mid-range hotels to self-catering beach bungalows. Return flights and 6-nights at The Edgewater Resort and Spa starts from $1,285 per person.

Aitutaki_Sean Scott Photography

For more packages, travel periods and information on both deals see

Laze, swim or snorkel on some of the world’s best beaches such as Arorangi, Titikaveka or Muri, enjoying the whitest of sand and bluest of water, which rarely drops below 25˚C year round. Others may want to ply the surface by paddling a kayak or trying the fast growing sport of kite surfing.

Travellers can have a go at scuba diving in the incredibly clear lagoons to see giant turtles, colourful fish and diverse corals. Diving in the Cook Islands is sheltered, gentle and affordable.

Island hop for your own blue lagoon adventure on Aitutaki or to the 32 secluded beaches, caves and caverns of Atiu. Both are about a 45 minute flight from Rarotonga.

Sunset in Rarotonga 2_Sean Scott Photography

Air New Zealand travel periods:

MEL/BNE/SYD flights via AKL: 24 April 2016 – 28 June 2016

SYD-RAR Direct Service: 23 Apr 2016 – 1 July 2016, 30 July 2016 – 23 September 2016, 8 October 2016 – 16 December 2016, 14 January 2017 – 10 March 2017

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