The Cook Islands Travel Information

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The Cook Islands Scene The Cook Islands are a self-governing archipelago island country in the South Pacific Ocean, north-east of New Zealand, between French Polynesia and American Samoa. They comprise of 15 tiny reef-fringed islands scattered across an area of the South Pacific roughly the size of Europe. Cook Islanders are citizens of New Zealand, but they also have the status of Cook Islands nationals. The Cook Islands' main population centres are on the island of Rarotonga where there is an international airport. With around 170,000 visitors normally travelling to the islands annually, tourism is the country's main industry. To get there, either fly from Auckland roughly north east for three and half hours, or head to LA and take a ten-and-a-half-hour flight south west.

Things to do in The Cook Islands: Turtle and Ray Snorkeling Tour • Aroa Marine Reserve • Muri Lagoon • Sea Scooter Safari • Shipwreck Tour • Glass Bottom Boat Trip

Highly rated hotels in The Cook Islands: Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa • Te Vakaroa Villas • Sea Change Villas • Crown Beach Resort & Spa • Little Polynesian Resort • Nautilus Resort



The Cook Islands's electricity is 240V 50Hz and uses plug type I
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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Rarotonga International Airport is 10,069 miles, with a flight time of approx 20.5 hrs. The Cook Islands's IATA airport code is RAR.
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Climate: The climate in the Cook Islands is tropical, with a rainy period from December to March and a relatively dry period from June to September. The amount of sunshine on the Cook Islands is fairly uniform throughout the year, which means that even in the rainiest months, there is a fair amount of sunshine hours. Showers are more intense and more frequent, but they do not last long. The best time to visit the Cook Islands runs from mid-May to mid-October. The islands are divided into two groups. The northern islands, closer to the Equator, are warmer and have a stable temperature and the trade winds can temper any heat and mugginess. Downpours can sometimes be intense, but they do not last long. On the southern islands, there is a cooler period from June to October. The rains here are less abundant and the trade winds may sometimes be a bit cool for those who are sensitive to cold so a sweater or a sweatshirt for the evening may prove useful. The Cook Islands are situated in the area of the tropical cyclones of the South Pacific, which may pass over the islands from December to March. The northern islands are located in the area where cyclones form so they are usually still in the early stages of their life before developing and evolving as they migrate south.

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BA Tier Points Earned

Route 1LON‑LAX
(BA) ba
LAX‑RAR
(NZ) nz


TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy70 70140
WTP90 90180
Business140 140280
First210 210420
 
Route 2LON‑SIN
(BA) ba
SIN‑SYD
(BA) ba
SYD‑AKL
(NZ) nz
AKL‑RAR
(NZ) nz
TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy8070 150300
WTP10090 190380
Business160140 300600
First240210 450900
 
Route 3LON‑HKG
(BA) ba
HKG‑SYD
(CX) cx
SYD‑AKL
(NZ) nz
AKL‑RAR
(NZ) nz
TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy7070 140280
WTP9090 180360
Business140140 280560
First210210 420840
 

Economy Tier Points shown are based on fully flexible fares. 'Low' Economy earns 50% of the shown amount. 'Lowest' Economy fares earn 25% of shown amount.

When journey is booked in World Traveler Plus or First and those cabins don't exist on particular legs, the next cabin down will be used on those legs for points collection.

When booking with BA, tier points can be earned on the following Oneworld Oneworld Alliance ® airlines:
asAlaska Airlines, aaAmerican Airlines, baBritish Airways, cxCathay Pacific, ayFinnair, ibIberia, jlJapan Airlines, mhMalaysia Airlines, qfQantas, qrQatar Airways, atRoyal Air Maroc, rjRoyal Jordanian, s7S7 Airlines, ulSriLankan Airlines



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