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Punanga Nui

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 79 781
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Awesome markets

Make sure to get there early, so much of the fresh fruit and food is snapped up early in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saturday morning must visit!

Lots of great stuff here to look around at and a great selection of foods. Finishes about 1 oclock... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Saturday is the best time to visit this outdoor market where you can purchase fruits, vegetables, bedding and clothing.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 79 781
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure to get there early, so much of the fresh fruit and food is snapped up early in the morning. We caught the 7:15 bus into town and easily spent the next few hours, wandering the markets - we picked up lots of food,...More

1  Thank shaneneg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of great stuff here to look around at and a great selection of foods. Finishes about 1 oclock so be early

Thank crikeydick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Saturday morning market is a must! Go early and get breakfast, the market closes at noon. Enjoy all the vendors and watch a local dance troop.

Thank GramaGoose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were up nice and early to catch a bus to the Saturday market It was good to go early and have a look before it was too busy There is plenty of fresh produce available and fresh fish There are many many choices of...More

Thank huffam-family
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a small island, this market is much bigger than expected. Plenty of food stalls to choose from. Fresh fruit, local coffee, local food - there is a lot! Arts and crafts and some souvenirs are also available, and lots of island sarongs and dresses....More

Thank Lisa_WLG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, I don't want to be a buzz kill here but I found the Saturday morning market very underwhelming. I was there in Sept 17. A decent number of stalls, I expected the opportunity to review a significant number of native crafts and what I...More

Thank Kathyey1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent location in the middle of town. Well laid out clothes, food, entertainment stalls. Friendly people everywhere. Great fun, don't miss !

1  Thank Phil M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go early on Saturday before 8 or 9. It's a totally awesome experience. You can get everything under the sun here including black pearls. This is the most fun market I've ever been to. Get all your souvenirs here, eat you breakfast, lunch and smoothie...More

Thank askittl
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Food, Fun, Entertainment, buy, buy, buy. This place has all the things your looking for. If you like to search all over the island for that one perfect gift, then go for it. However, if you want to find everything in one place then this...More

Thank Ronbo2015
Reviewed 26 August 2017

do this, early, but do this! arrive hungry, drink some Cook Islands Coffee Co coffee, eat some local food, buy some fruit to take back to your accomodation, watch the performances, and the world go by Raro styles This is worth planning your trip around,...More

Thank julznz
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8 September 2017|
Response from Manydreamscometrue | Reviewed this property |
The market is available to local residents to sell or advertise their products or services. A fee is paid by each stall holder.
2 March 2017|
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Response from Young Sil B | Reviewed this property |
I was the same! Yes, it is technically open during the weekdays but only has a small number of stalls open -- Not much to look at. But on Saturday, it was filled with stalls and had some performances on as well. It is shame... More
22 January 2017|
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Response from terahans | Reviewed this property |
Yes only Saturdays, try Muri night markets but it's a shame you won't get to enjoy the buzz that surrounds the Saturday fun