Information & Facts
Car rental is available and includes well-known companies such
as Avis and Budget.
Hotel courtesy buses meet every flight, and public buses service
the island; the bus stop is across the car park from the terminal.
Taxis are also available.
NZ$55 (adults), NZ$15 (children
Facilities include a bureau de change and ATM, duty-free
shopping, some small shops and restaurants. Facilities for the
disabled are also available. The airport is only open during
arrival and departure times.
Cook Island Maori is widely spoken by locals, but English
is in common use.
The currency of the Cook Islands is the New Zealand Dollar
(NZD). Foreign currency exchange is available at the airport and
two banks in Avarua, ATMs are also available in Avarua and are
slowly becoming more widespread. American Express, Visa and
MasterCard are accepted at restaurants and hotels in the main
towns, and travellers cheques in small denominations as well as
major foreign currencies can be exchanged at larger shops and
hotels. Banks are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm. Australian
dollars are the preferred currency for travellers cheques.
Local time is GMT -10.