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Rarotonga International Airport

Rarotonga International Airport (RAR)

Overview

Rarotonga International Airport is a few minutes from Avarua. It is the main entry point for those travelling to the Cook Islands.

There are only a few airlines that offer flights to Rarotonga International Airport on the remote Cook Islands and as such the airport is generally quite quiet and a breeze to pass through. Most flights to the Cook Islands originate in Australasia, but there are some from as far afield as Los Angeles.

Location

The airport is situated two miles (3km) west of Avarua.

Getting to the city

Hotel courtesy buses meet every flight, and public buses service the island; the bus stop is across the car park from the terminal. Taxis are also available.

Time

Local time is GMT -10.

Car rental

Car rental is available and includes well-known companies such as Avis and Budget.

Facilities

Facilities include a bureau de change and ATM, duty-free shopping, some small shops and restaurants. Facilities for the disabled are also available. The airport is only open during arrival and departure times.

Parking

Only rental cars can park at the airport.

Departure Tax

NZ$55 (adults and children over 12).

Airlines

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Air Tahiti, and Virgin Australia all offer flights to Rarotonga International Airport.

Internet

Wifi is available at the airport.

Business Lounges

Business flyers wishing to catch up on some work at the airport should head to the coin-operated Internet terminals.


Rarotonga International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.