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Cook Islands

Getting there

Air New Zealand operate flights from the UK to Rarotonga via Los Angeles.  Aitutaki is a 45 minute flight from Rarotonga.

A Guide to the Cook Islands

Made up of 15 islands scattered halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, the Cook Islands has a total population of 17,500 with 13,000 living in Rarotonga – the hub of the Cooks. Being 10 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-10), means that arriving in the Cook Islands can literally feel like stepping back in time.  An unspoilt island with no traffic lights, no McDonalds and no building taller than a coconut tree, Rarotonga is easy to get around. The white sandy beaches surrounding the island are spectacular and beyond the reef is the deep ocean, perfect for diving or game fishing whilst the inland is perfect for trekking, 4×4 jungle safari tours or exploring by bike.

Aitutaki, the second most popular destination in the Cook Islands, is unrivalled for water activities. Take a day cruise on the lagoon or charter a boat for a secluded picnic on your own private motu. This destination is the top of any bucket list in the South Pacific.

When to go

The Cook Islands enjoy a pleasant warm and sunny climate all year round. June to August are slightly cooler months, November to March marks the warmer season, with occasional tropical showers. The drier months, from April to November, average 26°C. The warmer, more humid season runs from December to March, when the temperature ranges between 22°C (min) and 30°C (max).


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