The Perfect Combination

Rejuvenate on a Cook Islands stopover and then adventure in New Zealand for no additional airfare. Scroll down for more information on our great fares and award-winning service.

 Rarotonga & Auckland


 Rarotonga & Wellington


 Rarotonga & Christchurch


 Rarotonga & Queenstown


Travel period: 25 Feb - 15 Mar, 3 Apr - 30 May, 30 Jul - 17 Sep, 1 Nov - 21 Nov 2017 
Sale ends 28 Feb 2017

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Stretch your budget and maximize vacation days in the South Pacific with New Zealand and the Cook Islands. It is easier than ever to visit these two countries together with weekly flights from Los Angeles to Rarotonga, four onward flights to Auckland and 20 other New Zealand destinations, and non-stop return flights from Auckland to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston.

How to book this deal

Watch a quick video highlighting both destinations:

What to do in the Cook Islands

Nestled in the heart of Polynesia, the Cook Islands are north-east of New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean. Secluded and off the beaten path, this country of 15 small islands hosts only 7,500 North American visitors a year, making it a truly unique destination. The perfect get-away to relax, refresh and renew.

  • Dip your toes in the crystal clear waters of the Aitutaki Lagoon and stroll the sands of One Foot Island, recently named one of National Geographic’s 21 Best Beaches in the World.
  • Pamper yourself at a spa or experience stand up paddle board yoga with a backdrop of tropical tranquility.
  • Soak up Polynesian music, dance, and authentic local cuisine.
  • Explore the island by at your own pace by bicycle, scooter, or local bus.

What to do in New Zealand

Fantastic scenery, fabulous festival, super food and wine and stunning outdoor experiences - New Zealand is an impressive destination that punches well above its weight.

  • Take in the wealth of Polynesian and Maori culture that forms the backbone of an increasingly multicultural society that can be found predominantly in the cities of Auckland and Rotorua or for a history lesson.
  • Tour wineries that attract world accolades and sample cuisine that is fresh, diverse and full of flavour.
  • Hike through beautiful landscapes and explore vast wilderness areas first-hand.
  • Cruise through spectacular natural features carved by glaciers in Milford Sound, or conquer your fears with sky-diving, paragliding, or bungy jumping in Queenstown.

How to book this deal

Click on our International multi-stop feature to plan and book your trip.

Stop over in Rarotonga either on your way to, or back from New Zealand. For example, Los Angeles-Rarotonga-Auckland-Los Angeles or Los Angeles-Auckland-Rarotonga-Los Angeles.

We fly non-stop once a week between Los Angeles and Rarotonga, departing Los Angeles to Rarotonga on Saturday evenings (NZ19), and departing Rarotonga to Los Angeles on Friday evenings (NZ18).

Flights operate daily between Rarotonga and Auckland, daily between Los Angeles or San Francisco and Auckland and 5 times weekly between Houston and Auckland. From Auckland, we have convenient connections to 20 destinations in New Zealand, including Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

Flight Schedule between Los Angeles and Cook Islands
 Los Angeles to Rarotonga


11:30 pm Saturday

6:30 am Sunday


 Rarotonga to Los Angeles


11:59 pm Friday

12:35 pm Saturday


All times local. Schedule effective from April 1 to October 28, 2017

Inflight Experience

Take a glimpse of the inflight experience you can expect when travelling on Air New Zealand's longhaul flights. Click here for more information on your next flight.

Considering an upgrade?

We've started flying our 777-200 aircraft with new Premium Economy cabin non-stop to the Cook Islands. Fly in Premium Economy to make your journey a little more special. You’ll have access to dedicated check-in, complimentary amenity kits, noise-cancelling headphones, bottled water, delicious chef-designed menu options with premium New Zealand wines, personalised inflight service and priority baggage handling.


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