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Punanga Nui

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 79 781
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The best show in town!

Sat mornings this is must. So many food options and very reasonably priced. Anything you can find... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa_and_Lewis
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Valley Center, California
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Fun Saturday morning

Good mix of handicrafts and food. They have dancing etc. as well. Really fun way to spend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
oceaniatravel
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Saturday is the best time to visit this outdoor market where you can purchase fruits, vegetables, bedding and clothing.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Avarua, Cook Islands
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+682 79 781
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat mornings this is must. So many food options and very reasonably priced. Anything you can find in the stores is here. Plus there was a cultural dance show in the morning with young islanders performing. Had a great time, wished we had been there...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good mix of handicrafts and food. They have dancing etc. as well. Really fun way to spend Saturday morning. The market isn't nearly as good on other days. It's a big attraction so if you catch the bus, it will be crowded. Takes cash -...More

Thank oceaniatravel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful street market with booths from locals all over the island. They sell everything from pearls to produce - sarongs to sushi, and all by the most friendly people on the planet. It is a great way to meet the locals and...More

Thank Kole F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cook Islands SPCA Op Shop Rarotonga  A little while ago a wonderful supporter from overseas asked me how she could help out the Cook Islands SPCA op shop, which is located in the Punanga Nui Market was there anything specific she could bring to help...More

2  Thank Sandraleelovering
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun way to spend a morning. Lots of souvenir and food stalls reasonably priced. Great people watching, friendly atmosphere and entertainment on the stage. Make sure you have cash.

Thank allie136
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

A must do when in Rarotonga. We went to the Saturday market and it was buzzing. Lots of food, locals selling coconuts, fish, fruit, clothing and art/crafts. I loved watching the young kids dancing in the cultural show performed at the market.

1  Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

The market was amazing, very cheap and well sheltered from rain with a bus stop right beside it. Also a lot of parking for own vehicles, the food from rays stall was incredible I got the seafood pasta the first time and the second time...More

1  Thank Billy T
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

we highly enjoyed the market and found it to be very cheerful, with a wide range of things with reasonable prices, i wish i had of known the amount of products that was going to be there before i shopped at the local gift stores....More

1  Thank liberity1
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

When in Raro you must visit the Saturday Morning Market in Avarua. You'll get all your locally made souvenirs here plus have a bite to eat of local cuisine.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

A must do for any visitor to Rarotonga. Food, drinks, souvenirs, music, dancing all in one place. Prices are great and often cheaper than normal shops. Quite a lot of the souvenirs couldn't be found elsewhere so if you only have one chance to go...More

Thank CraigandKathyKempton
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romez274
8 September 2017|
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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.
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kiwihappydragonlady
2 March 2017|
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Response from Sandraleelovering | Reviewed this property |
Market is open Saturday morning 8am till 1pm, it is bustling with all stalls open from arts and crafts, clothing and food. Only select shops open Monday to Friday and they are predominantly at the top end of the marketplace... More
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carrie808
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
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