Airport handles regular connections from the USA as well as
from New Zealand. For those travelling to Australia and New
Zealand, the Cook Islands is an easy extension at only three
to four hours flying time to Rarotonga. Those heading south
from Los Angeles will find a stop over in the Cook Islands the
perfect opportunity to acclimatise to the Pacific Islands.
This is our home, 15 volcanic and atoll islands spread out over
2million square kms of the great Pacific Ocean.an area the size
Our people were born of the sea, travelling over this great
ocean from Avaiki to settle in what is one of the last havens
Come and discover a place where the natural beauty of the land
is only surpassed by the warmth and hospitality of her people.
Make your trip truly unforgettable and connect the dots with Air Rarotonga.
This Route map is interactive, click on any 'connected' island you would like to read about.
The Cook Islands lies in the centre of the Polynesian Triangle.
To the west lies Tonga and Samoa. To the east the islands of
French Polynesia and to the north the far flung Atolls of Kiribati. Rarotonga is the capital. Located directly
south of Hawaii and equal distance from the equator, we have
the same temperate climate and time zones as Hawaii. The average
temperature is from 27 30 degrees Celsius. Rarotonga is
the centre of our small nation and the largest of the fifteen
islands. Ours is a circular island with a flat coastal perimeter
and high mountainous interior cloaked in lush tropical rain forest. The encircling protective reef
harbours a lagoon of clear turquoise waters with miles of white
sandy beaches and swaying coconut trees rustling in the balmy breeze.