Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Queenstown to Rarotonga
Most visitors from Queenstown can enter Rarotonga without restrictions. The travel restrictions do not apply to Cook Islanders. Permanent Residents of the Cook Islands. Cook Islands work permit holders. And Cook Islands resident permit holders. Travelers who have been in New Zealand for 14 days before their travel are allowed to enter the Cook Islands by air under the New Zealand-Cook Islands travel bubble. Non-citizens and non-residents of New Zealand must ensure they are legally able to return to New Zealand.
Read more about travel restrictions for Rarotonga
Visitors from Queenstown are not required to quarantine after entering Rarotonga.
Visitors from Queenstown are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Rarotonga.
Health Declaration Form
Online Contact Form
Travelers are required to complete the online contact form no more than 72 hours before departure.
Travelers are required to request permission to travel to the Cook Islands from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration. They should email their request to: email@example.com.
Travelers who do not have a Cook Islands stamp or a permit issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration will be required to complete a Medical Immigration form before departure.>
Masks: Recommended in public spaces.
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 16h 50m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Air New Zealand ($1,150)
When flying out of Queenstown you will be using Queenstown Intl, often referred to as Queenstown Airport. You will be landing at Rarotonga, also known as Rarotonga Airport.
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KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Rarotonga from Queenstown is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Rarotonga with an airline and back to Queenstown with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Rarotonga from Queenstown up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Waited 55 minutes for baggage claim in Auckland. No reason given. I expect better service from Air New Zealand even though I understand the baggage handler’s are different group"
Cons: "Repeatedly delayed, almost missed my next flight"
Pros: "The food we were served was of excellent quality which is so unusual when it comes to airline meals, crew and service was great as well. Obviously Air NewZealand have a far better understanding of what there customer base require compared to their competitors"
Cons: "Could not fault anything"
Pros: "The crew was lovely"
Cons: "Very nice services"
Pros: "Nice, short flight. Smooth ride."
Cons: "Had a middle seat between two very large women. Couldn't be helped, was a full flight."
Cons: "After scanning boarding passes at gate, flight crew required us to show them again at the plane door. We had already stowed our phones, as I think others had. Minor issue but caused what seemed like an unnecessary backup at the cabin door. Our other domestic Air New Zealand flight didn't require it."
Cons: "Perfect flight. Delicious meals. Great crew."
Cons: "The flight was not on time There was no food on the plane for us even though we paid “full service carrier” price There were very few free movies!!! This is horrible. We wished we’d flown with Jetstar - lack of everything like with air New Zealand but at least the price would be much lower!"
Pros: "Checking in, bag drop, and boarding were all super fast and easy. Flight was on time."
Pros: "trivia was fun"
Pros: "Very efficient trip."
Cons: "One flight attendant was subdued and not too bubbly."
Pros: "Pleasant staff"
Cons: "A few more beverage options, juices perhaps."
Pros: "Very fun and attentive crew. Always food and drinks available. Very comfortable seats and lots of options for movies and activities."
Cons: "Upon arrival we were informed that each checked bag was $60. This was news to us. The NZ flight employee informed us that Air NZ informed us quite well of this info, this the booking agent was at fault."
Pros: "Very friendly staff. Free wine and cheese or choices of cookies—extra servings too."
Cons: "Seats are just standard—headrest part doesn’t adjust"
Cons: "Cold flight Food average at best Overall nothing flash and nothing bad solid average"
Pros: "Great customer service. We flew on Air New Zealand and United, and the contrast was big. ANZ stewards showed much higher level of pride in serving their passengers."
Pros: "No bags on an international flight?! I had to pay $375 for 3 bags. Last minute changes with a layover, instead of a 3 hr flight it was a 6 hr flight and NO FOOD not even available to purchase.... very confusing very disappointed...."
Pros: "I loved everything. From the friendly service to the comfort of the plane... it was fabulous for the 12 hours I was on board."
Cons: "Nothing. I had great service and a great flight the entire ride. Well done... Best airline I've ever flown with!"
Pros: "The flight departed on time, arrived on time - run of the mill stuff for Air NZ. Crew very good as per normal"
Cons: "I swear the seats are getting more and more 'scrunchy'. There are more appropriate places to get almost intimate with your seat buddy."
Pros: "The crew was great and the Hawaiian fruit drinks were a great introduction to Hawaii."
Cons: "The check in, the baggage drop off and pickup were very confusing and it made it a little stressful having to change flights. Boarding passes are also difficult to obtain through other airlines."
Cons: "Friendly and efficient"
Pros: "good entertainment"
Cons: "we purchased a sky couch for an extra $700 and was not put in a skycouch row. I have contacted Air New Zealand and have yet to hear back from them."
Pros: "Snacks and drinks"
Cons: "No plug in"
Cons: "Check In Issues related to code share flight"
Pros: "Great customer service, from boarding to disembarking. Great care for comfort and needs."
Cons: "Selection of video options on the app entertainment systems."
Pros: "everything! Leg room, priority boarding even though we boarded close to last, snacks. That safe feeling :)"
Pros: "Awesome customer service, I was impressed."
Pros: "The flight attendants were friendly and seemed to enjoy their job. Appeared to be very accommodating for other passengers."
Cons: "No issues. Everything was great!"
Pros: "Queenstown/Christchurch: quick and easy. Air New Zealand does a good job."
Cons: "All g."
Pros: "Everything comfy spacious seats row 8"
Pros: "REally liked the plane, crew, and accommodations."
Cons: "Our flight from Rarotonga was 2.5 hours late, causing us to leave Rarotonga at 2:40 AM ! The flight and crew were wonderful, but we were exhausted as sleep time was cut short because of the lateness of the flight."
Cons: "Long distance from arrival gate to departure gate"
Pros: "Wonderful service from the ground crew. They went beyond the call of duty. Excellent experience. Thanks to everyone"
Pros: "The capitan spoke and explain that was perfect taking into account that was a cloudy day."
Pros: "Nothing in particular--it was a short flight. I did appreciate that the crew went ahead and turned on the entertainment system even though it was a short transit time (we were on a plane meant for trans-Pacific travel--only reason it was available in the first place)."
Cons: "No complaints here."
Pros: "Fantastic crew!"
Pros: "Cool dimmers for window shade; flight attendant notice we did not have headphones and gave us some first class looking ones that really cancels out the noise. Although we had it in the pocket we did not choose to use at that time but she took it upon herself. Staff always friendly."
Pros: "The food was good, the accommodation, although it been a long flight everything was allright"
Pros: "Great service and food. The people were super friendly. Cabin was spacious and comfortable. Great kiwi experience!"
Pros: "Everything was on time, comfortable & smooth, online checkin was clear & easy. Helpful, responsive staff at every level. A million times better than my other travel leg with United (but that's nothe saying much...)"
Pros: "Smoothe flight"
Cons: "1/2 hour late to depart"
Pros: "Fabulous, Fabulous, Fabulous!!!!!! Flight Crew was very friendly, helpful, and always smiling."
Pros: "On time service and the captain was good with updates"
Cons: "Everything was fine. Nothing stands out as great or bad."
Pros: "aisle seat"
Cons: "no food...not even orange juice."
Pros: "Service was excellent , food was very good. Comfortable. Flight."
Pros: "I was sitting in an exit row with tons of space. The men flight attendants were fantastic! On moved two boxes and we were able to prop our feet up. They were so attentive to us I felt as if I was in first class!"
Airlines flying from Queenstown to Rarotonga have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Queenstown to Rarotonga
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Queenstown to Rarotonga
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Queenstown to Rarotonga
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Queenstown to Rarotonga
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Queenstown to Rarotonga