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Cheap flights from the Cook Islands

Cook Islands is a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand. It lies in the South Pacific Ocean, northeast of New Zealand, and is comprised of 15 islands. The islands are grouped into the Southern Cook Islands and the Northern Cook Islands. The total land area of the country is 240 km2, but its Exclusive Economic Zone covers 1,800,00 km2. The main population centres and primary international airport serving the Cook Islands are situated on the island of Rarotonga. The capital and largest city is Avarua.

Where to go

Maungapu

Go on a hike to Maungapu, which at 124 m, is the highest point on Aitutaki. It's only a short 30-minute hike to the top, but the views are spectacular! The trailhead is marked by a sign on the road opposite Paradise Cove.

Muri Beach

Popular for its pristine waters, Muri Beach is known as one of the most picturesque beaches on the island. It is also sometimes called Muri Lagoon, and is located on the southeast coast of Rarotonga. Activities in the beach include snorkelling to see corals and various species of tropical fish. The nearby resorts and restaurants also provide food for those famished after a long day.

Titikaveka Beach

Another nice beach to visit, situated on the southwest coast of Rarotonga instead, is Titikaveka Beach. It is also one of the best places to swim and go snorkelling, filled with colourful fish in such clear waters that even swimmers can spot them above the surface. The beach is also a good place to go kayaking. Located nearby is the coral stone Cook Islands Christian Church, built in 1841.

Cook Islands Cultural Village

The Cook Islands Cultural Village allows visitors to really feel the traditional island life. It covers five acres of lush tropical gardens, and offers many relaxing activities like carving, dancing, fishing, cooking, and coconut husking to see or even try. Visitors can go on a tour package with a meal and dance show included.

There are only a handful of destinations from Cook Islands. Flights are relatively short to Papeete and Auckland. Visit Auckland for some nice attractions, like the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, the theme park Rainbow's End, Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium, the Sky Tower, Waiheke Island, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Museum of Transport and Technology, and Auckland Botanical Gardens.

Direct long-haul destinations served by the international airport in Cook Islands are Los Angeles and Sydney. Points of interest in Los Angeles include Universal Studios Hollywood, the Griffith Observatory, Disneyland, the Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and so much more.

How to get out

The main exit point of Cook Islands is Rarotonga International Airport, in the town and district of Avarua. The airport is served by Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Air Tahiti, and Virgin Australia. Air New Zealand operates direct flights to Auckland, Los Angeles, and Sydney, with seasonal service to Christchurch. Air Rarotonga has flights to domestic destinations, while Air Tahiti has flights to Papeete. Virgin Australia also offers commercial service to Auckland.

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