If all goes to plan we'll be leaving Sydney at 8pm on my daughter's sixth birthday, we'll fly to Auckland, sleep near airport then next morning fly to Rarotonga, crossing the international date line and it will be her birthday again, which I think will be very exciting for her. We hope to fly straight onto Aitutaki on the 6pm flight, arriving at 6.50pm.
It would be lovely to go somewhere special that night, but I don't know what time we'll reach our villa (aitutaki beach vilas) and wondering if it will be too late to go out? How long will it take to get out of airport and to vilas? We're probably just going to have carry on as we like to travel super light and I've read in a few different places that this route is notorious for leaving luggage at Auckland(?).
It will be a Thursday so island night at tamanu would be ideal but just not sure if we migh miss dinner and part of show?