From the snorkel friendly Rarotonga to the idyllic Aitutaki Lagoon the Cook Islands provide a great beach destination for couples, friends and families.

Destination Guide COOK ISLANDS Image
WEATHER AVERAGES (Rarotonga) Temperature Rain days
January 22 – 28 11
February 23 – 28 9
March 23 – 29 10
April 22 – 28 10
May 20 – 26 9
June 19 – 25 5
July 18 – 24 6
August 18 – 24 6
September 19 – 25 6
October 20 – 26 6
November 21 – 27 6
December 21 – 27 9

BEST TIME TO GO:

Dry Season (April – October)

MUST DO:

Captain Tamas Lagoon Cruises – Cruise on a glass bottom boat to the marine reserve for where you can snorkel in the crystal clear waters with giant clams and tropical fish. Or stay in the boat and view through it’s glass bottom.

WHERE TO EAT:

  • Muri Night Markets – Enjoy a variety of fare at a fair price and give your wallet a break.  Open several days of the week.
  • Te Vara Nui Village – Enjoy the night show and the feast on offer.
  • Nautilus Restaurant – Polynesian influenced dishes and run by Kiwi chef Michael Fosbender.

GETTING THERE:

Rarotonga is a direct 4 hour flight from Auckland with Air New Zealand or Virgin Australia. Air Raro will get you in between Rarotonga and Aitutaki just under an hour.

VISA INFO (NZ PASSPORTS):

Passengers can obtain an entry permit on arrival a maximum stay of 90 days.

For more information or visa enquiries contact the Cook Islands Consulate General on 09 261 0015.

PASSPORT INFO (NZ PASSPORTS):

Must be valid for a minimum of 7 days beyond the period of intended stay.

POWER:

240 V, 50 Hz
Type I (Same as NZ)

NB: This information is correct as of November 2018. For further clarification please call us on 09 524 4112.