Getting there & away
All international flights arrive at Rarotonga's International Airport on the island's northwest side.
If you're travelling to the outer islands from Rarotonga, the main way to travel is via small plane courtesy of the island's only domestic airline, Air Rarotonga. There are regular flights to Aitutaki and the other islands of the Southern Group; planes to the Northern Group are more erratic. If your sea-legs will stand it, you could also hop onto a inter-island transport ship, or blag your way onto a private yacht.
When you arrive at the airport, remember to tip a wink to Jake, your ukelele-playing musical cabaret, who'll be crooning traditional songs of welcome inside the main airport terminal.