Australia & the Pacific Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Sydney, Great Barrier Reef, Rarotonga and Aitutaki

Jump to last reply

Hi All:
Two of us are trying to finalize a trip to Australia and the Cook islands for two weeks in mid February. and we are from New England
We have good accomadation suggestions already from previous posts Thank you all.
Three Questions?
1.Can you review my itinerary please.below? Is this itinerary adequete for a first visit ?

Sydney 5 days
Great Barrier Reef 1.5-2 days
Rarotonga 2 or 3 days ??
Aitutaki 1 or 2 days?

2..Is mid February a good summer month for this visit?

3. Airlines? Does anyone have experience with these airlines?
American Boston to Lax
Quantas Lax to Sydney then after Great Barrier Reef
Air New Zealand Sydney to Rarotonga
Air Rarotonga to Aitutaki back to Rarotonga
Rarotonga to Lax Air New Zealand or Rarotonga- Auckland NZ to Lax Quantas


Of course 2 weeks might not be alot of time but if we enjoy this short amount of time we may go back for an extended stay.
We are defintely city people so that is why 5 days in Sydney. We also love the ocean swimming and snorkleing as well as lying on the beach. We are choosing the Cook Islands instead of French Polenesia as it is less touristy but probably very beautiful too.

I appreciate everyone's imput. I tried to do alot of homework myself as I have been planning this trip for a few years. This trip was postponed as this May I had the opportunity to go to Paris to a friend's apt and travel to beautiful Helsinki and the beautiful city of St. Petersburg Russia. Now it is time for a South Pacific Adventure.

I look forward to your suggestions and good coments.

15 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Kangaroo Island/port Douglas
  2. 2 Itinerary Help
  3. 3 Trip Report I've been, I've been to the Land Down Under...
  4. 4 Tasmania-11 nights and more questions
  5. 5 Family trip to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
  6. 6 12 day Australia Itinerary
  7. 7 Packing List
  8. 8 Abel - Kayak and Walk / Timing Questions
  9. 9 4 weeks in NZ in Feb. 2015
  10. 10 Sydney and Auckland
  11. 11 Lochiel Fraudulant Hotel near Melbourne warning to fellow travellers
  12. 12 Internet access
  13. 13 Trip Report Night Out Byron Bay
  14. 14 Christchurch or Auckland?
  15. 15 Planning first trip to Australia - input requested. :)
  16. 16 10 days itinerary
  17. 17 Fremantle my love..
  18. 18 26 day NZ motorhome itinerary.
  19. 19 Do Great Ocean Road or head to New Zealand?
  20. 20 Books?
  21. 21 Trip Report Four Weeks on the South Island. Report
  22. 22 Choosing a Visa
  23. 23 Australia & NZ -3 weeks
  24. 24 One spare day in Darwin
  25. 25 Trip Report Planning a trip to Melbourne
View next 25 » Back to the top