Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Taupo to Rarotonga
Most visitors from Taupo 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 Taupo are not required to quarantine after entering Rarotonga.
Visitors from Taupo 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 40m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Air New Zealand ($1,096)
When flying out of Taupo you will be using Taupo, often referred to as Taupo Airport. You will be landing at Rarotonga, also known as Rarotonga Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The crew on air New Zealand was absolutely amazing. Amazing customer service, makes me always want to fly with air New Zealand."
Cons: "I had no heads up that New Zealand required an app downloaded and a government check before you can travel to New Zealand. Because of this, I had to download the app at the airport, and because it can take up to 72 hours for the NZ gov to approve your app, I almost missed my flight. Would have appreciated 72 hours notice of this new rule."
Pros: "The crew was fine. the seats were not so comfortable in the economy."
Cons: "More comfortable seats."
Pros: "The crew was great. The seats were good but not as spacious as some other business class airline seats."
Cons: "The TV screen interferes with the tray table and could knock off food from the table."
Cons: "Generally ok for econ"
Pros: "Good for a sheot flight"
Pros: "Short flight. No problems."
Pros: "Amazing 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: "yes amazing crew! thank you so much!"
Cons: "perfect already!"
Cons: "No enough blankets when feeling cold"
Pros: "Staff were always happy and friendly"
Pros: "Everything else."
Cons: "The departure was 20 minutes late (not too much), which delayed the arrival in NZ by the same amount."
Pros: "Very friendly flight attendants"
Cons: "Constant threats about weight of carryons & then didn’t check or weigh anything"
Cons: "The check in at premier lounge wasn’t as good as before for bussiness elite !"
Cons: "For the $s paid for this flight the crew could be a little bit friendlier and having a smile on their face."
Cons: "Please check your visa requirements is your flight is just a stopover in NZ to AUS (or elsewhere) as I could not return due to unfair transit visa issues in NZ. Have to book another one way flight and pay. completely nuts. I was not warned anywhere till I reached the airport."
Pros: "same as above"
Cons: "same as above. Along with attmpeting to get boarding passes in LAX staff could not do in IAD was unpleasant as lady kept asking for boarding passes then said she needs a print of the intineray"
Pros: "A bit late leaving Auckland but we were kept well informed of the changes"
Cons: "Cold flight Food average at best Overall nothing flash and nothing bad solid average"
Cons: "We were late arriving, the cabin crew although they were pleasant, didn’t do enough to allow the passengers to get off first, for the connecting flight. Malaysian airlines stayed in the runway, fixing an engine and the pilot said they were delaying the plane, driving in for passengers to disembark. After being told by cabin crew that a number of us were late for connecting flight, that they were going to wait for us, they didn’t and we were told we had missed the flight. We were kindly put on the next flight which wasn’t until five hours later. Unrealistic scheduling causes is to miss our flight and had us sitting at the airport for four hours, making it an unnecessarily long day. Not impressed."
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: "Crew was very nice and friendly Plane was clean Entertainment was good"
Cons: "Vegan breakfast was a bit odd (more of a dinner than a breakfast). Temperature was a bit on the cold side (I had a sweater, vest, jacket, and the blanket and was still cold)."
Pros: "The crew were very pleasant and the meal was delicious. The flight was really smooth and most comfortable. Not quite the same leg room as the e dreamer."
Cons: "The sold out flight to air New Zealand. Had to purchase bags again even though already purchased."
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!"
Cons: "Missed the flight because of a very late connection. Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia kept handing me off to each other since it was booked as virgin Australia but on an air New Zealand flight. Neither wanted to help at first. Finally virgin Australia ticket agent took pity and helped me rebook for the next day. This was after I was told by air New Zealand that I had to call the booking number for virgin Australia. I’m traveling from the US and didn’t have a cell phone that worked in Australia... which I explained and asked how I could call the number without a phone. Was promptly told to go over to Virgin Australia ticket counter where I made the one remaining agent who was closing the desks help me. However the airport lost my luggage and could not find where it was. I ended up spending three hours in the airport and still no luggage with the baggage company saying they have no record of it anywhere. Very frustrating trip."
Pros: "Cool temps in plane"
Cons: "Unclear check in counter"
Pros: "I like SkyCouch."
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."
Pros: "The skycouch!!The"
Cons: "The entertainment selection was boring."
Pros: "Everything, space seat"
Pros: "Comfortable, Clean & Friendly Service. Loved the fun saftey video. Best flight I've been on by far."
Pros: "Very friendly crew, clean and comfortable."
Pros: "The service was very good, food good, seats comfortable. The sears on the way to my destination seemed roomier than on way home, maybe a different type of plane?"
Cons: "This was my first long flight 12+ hrs. And I wish I would have gotten the economy couch option. Sitting upright that long is difficult."
Pros: "Fun and plentiful entertainment. Great comfort."
Pros: "Good IFE"
Cons: "No enforcement of carry on - therefore no bin space"
Pros: "Plenty of movies. Tight legroom and harder to get into seats with pillows, headsets and blankets on seats and the plastic bags make them slip everywhere.. Maybe pass them out after everyone had boarded."
Cons: "See above. Plus it was a rough turbulent flight."
Pros: "Personal seat entertainment system, good choice movies& tv . My seat was comfy for coach, free wine was nice."
Cons: "Lack of leg room"
Pros: "Comfortable, clean, helpful crew, charging for devices, good meal, very pleasant experience altogether would definitely fly Air NZ again."
Cons: "Can't check in online with a VA per locator. You need an ANZ ONE. You have to call VA and forcefully ask for it. VA totally unhelpful. And when you get the ANZ number, they charge you to book a seat. Any seat."
Pros: "I dreaded 14 hours on a plane but Air New Zealand made the trip very comfortable. The meals were delicious and staff responsiveness was great. I got lucky and didn't even have anyone sitting beside me. Great experience from every angle."
Pros: "Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. Seats were comfortable and roomy. Food was delicious served by real professionals."
Cons: "For some unknown reason, I can not lower my seat when I wanted to get some sleep. As the air plane took off at 11:55pm, I was really sleep. After 10 minutes of maneuver, I decided to ask a flight attendant to help me figure out what happened to my seat. I pressed the button asking for attendant and waited for 5 minutes, no response. So I pressed the button again. IT showed that I had already pressed the button. So I kept waiting. But then no one ever came for me the 9 hours until it was time for the meal before getting off. Sitting straight sleeping was a really terrible experience!"
Cons: "Seats are too narrow"
Pros: "The best ever business class check in and superior lounge and breakfast."
Pros: "Crew was very nice"
Cons: "Seat back did not recline, free still water not available on touch screen ordering"
Airlines flying from Taupo 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 Taupo to Rarotonga
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Taupo to Rarotonga
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Taupo to Rarotonga
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Taupo to Rarotonga
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Taupo to Rarotonga