ZQN - RAR

Find cheap flights from Queenstown to Rarotonga from $1,180

This is the cheapest return flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 23/11. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
1 adult
Economy
Sat 28/10
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These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often in flight searches from Queenstown to Rarotonga.
These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often in flight searches from Queenstown to Rarotonga.

How much is the cheapest flight from Queenstown to Rarotonga?

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Queenstown to Rarotonga that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
05:45 - 09:10ZQN-RAR
8h 25m1 stop
09:55 - 11:50RAR-ZQN
25h 55m2 stops
$1,180Multiple Airlines
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Thu, 23 Nov - Thu, 30 Nov
05:45 - 09:10ZQN-RAR
8h 25m1 stop
09:55 - 04:40RAR-ZQN
18h 45m1 stop
$1,209Multiple Airlines
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Thu, 23 Nov - Thu, 30 Nov
06:45 - 09:10ZQN-RAR
8h 25m1 stop
16:10 - 06:05RAR-ZQN
13h 55m1 stop
$1,347Jetstar
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Tue, 31 Oct - Mon, 6 Nov
11:05 - 02:40ZQN-RAR
20h 35m2 stops
09:55 - 11:50RAR-ZQN
25h 55m2 stops
$1,442Air New Zealand
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Thu, 23 Nov - Thu, 30 Nov
06:45 - 09:10ZQN-RAR
8h 25m1 stop
09:55 - 05:55RAR-ZQN
20h 00m2 stops
$1,486Multiple Airlines
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Tue, 31 Oct - Mon, 6 Nov
08:45 - 14:05ZQN-RAR
35h 20m2 stops
09:55 - 05:55RAR-ZQN
20h 00m2 stops
$1,673Air New Zealand
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Tue, 31 Oct - Mon, 6 Nov

Good to know

Low season

July

High season

February

Cheapest flight

$1,180
Best time to beat the crowds (9% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 11% lower on average.
Flight from Queenstown to Rarotonga

When to book flights from Queenstown to Rarotonga

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Queenstown to Rarotonga based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.
Average price per month
To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Queenstown to Rarotonga, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
Flight prices as travel date approaches
To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Queenstown to Rarotonga, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.

Top tips for finding a cheap flight out of Queenstown

  • High season is considered to be December, January and February. The cheapest month to fly is March.

FAQs for booking flights from Queenstown to Rarotonga

  • How long does a flight from Queenstown to Rarotonga take?

    Flying between Rarotonga and Queenstown will take minimum 8h 25m and will require at least one stop.

  • What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Queenstown to Rarotonga?

    Your flight ticket price will generally be cheaper if you fly to Rarotonga on a Thursday and more expensive on a Tuesday. On your return trip to Queenstown, you should consider flying back on a Thursday, and avoid Thursdays for better deals.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Queenstown to Rarotonga?

    Queenstown airport is called Queenstown Intl and the only airport in Rarotonga is Rarotonga.

  • What’s the earliest departure time from Queenstown to Rarotonga?

    The earliest departure to Rarotonga leaves Queenstown at 00:45.

  • What’s the latest departure time from Queenstown to Rarotonga?

    The last departure to Rarotonga leaves Queenstown at 06:05.

  • Which airlines fly direct between Queenstown and Rarotonga?

    There are no direct flights connecting Queenstown to Rarotonga.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Queenstown to Rarotonga?

    We unfortunately don’t have that data for this specific route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Queenstown to Rarotonga?

    Star Alliance is the only airline alliance operating flights between Queenstown and Rarotonga.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Queenstown to Rarotonga, Air New Zealand or Jetstar?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Queenstown to Rarotonga are Air New Zealand and Jetstar. With an average price for the route of $1,495 and an overall rating of 8.4, Air New Zealand is the most popular choice. Jetstar is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $1,046 and an overall rating of 6.1.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Queenstown to Rarotonga?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Queenstown to Rarotonga.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Queenstown to Rarotonga?

    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.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Queenstown to Rarotonga?

    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.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Queenstown to Rarotonga?

    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.

Top airlines flying from Queenstown to Rarotonga

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Queenstown to Rarotonga. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Queenstown to Rarotonga? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
8.4
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 2844 reviews
86overall
86boarding
85entertainment
83comfort
89crew
81food
Airline 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"
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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"
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"
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."
Pros: "Safety"
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."
Cons: "Nothing!"
Pros: "Very fun and attentive crew. Always food and drinks available. Very comfortable seats and lots of options for movies and activities."
Cons: "Nothing#"
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"
Pros: "Cree"
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: "I liked the inflight entertainment"
Cons: "More leg space on the economy seats, It makes you wish you could afford the upgrade to business class."
Pros: "quick boarding process using both front and rear doors"
Cons: "check-in was stressful, baggage check didn’t start until 45 minutes before take-off"
Cons: "It's like traveling on Spirit in the USA...you have to pay for everything"
Cons: "Arbitrary singling out of passengers for baggage weight violations when majority of carry-on bags weren't to regulation for most passengers. Exorbitant fees for checking bags at gate."
Pros: "Good ticket price."
Cons: "They charge $60 per checked bag at check-in, and weight limits on carry-on luggage are unreasonably low."
Pros: "Nothing in the service that would warrant any positive discussion"
Cons: "Upon attempting to checkin online, Jetstar indicated that checkin had to be undertaken at the Queenstown airport. No prompt was provided to indicate that baggage registration and payment would have to be handled via the general website, in spite of being denied the ability to checkin online. To our surprise, we faced a $75/bag checkin fee at the airport, being told registration of baggage at the airport would face a premium fee. Unfair or what...?"
Cons: "Pity we paid for Qantas but still has JetStar service with pay for all drinks and food."
Pros: "Left and arrived on time Front and back entrances"
Cons: "Charge for everything- checked bag(s), soft drinks, even peanuts Leg Space limited"
Pros: "Short flight."
Cons: "Very expensive luggage prices Little, to no leg room. Crew member said they’d get me water..never did."
Cons: "The delay of 2 1/2 hours created havoc and proved to be very expensive for me. El write a letter on this in a couple of days."

Queenstown - Rarotonga Flights

Departure:

Queenstown (ZQN)New Zealand

Destination:

Rarotonga (RAR)Cook Islands

Cabin classes: