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Maire Nui Botanical Gardens

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Address: Titikaveka, Cook Islands
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+682 55 795
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Located on the south coast of the island, these gardens contain many local...

Located on the south coast of the island, these gardens contain many local plants and flowers that are not only beautiful but have medicinal uses.

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Nice afternoon out

Enjoyed exploring the gardens among the flowers, palms and garden scent. We ate at the cafe there but the food was hit and miss (chicken curry was amazing but shrimp salad a bit... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kimbelina24
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed exploring the gardens among the flowers, palms and garden scent. We ate at the cafe there but the food was hit and miss (chicken curry was amazing but shrimp salad a bit bland) and pretty expensive. I probably wouldnt eat there again, but did enjoy the garden.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We met the owner of this fabulous place at a café down the road. She told us about her own place so we thought it sounded worth a short 25 minute stroll from our Muri beach house. We were not disappointed. The gardens are a little sanctuary to walk around and rest awhile. We decided to have lunch there and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must visit place. Wonderful gardens which have both fauna and flora abound. They ask for a small gratuity when entering and it is certainly worth it as the place is wonderfully kept with many little meandering walkways and every one has a beautiful vistas. Especially loved the twin bridges and surrounding waterway complete with wonderful water lilies in bloom.... More 

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Thank Sandy R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maire Nui Botanical Gardens are a tranquil tropical paradise. Many flowers were in bloom when we visited and the fragrances were intoxicating. Huge dragonflies flitted around all the water features and it was lovely to see beautiful water hyacinth and lilies in bloom. Entry by honesty box donation and well worth a visit.

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Thank RJWHNG
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens, delicious food, tropical salad was my favourite well worth a visit for lunch and a stroll though the gardens.

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Thank Claire H
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely walk through gorgeous gardens - surprisingly large and just off the main road. A cafe which serves amazing smoothies full of fresh fruit just makes it even better. Wear bug repellant before you go!

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Thank Ngaio M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gardens amazing, food was nice and the staff were fantastic, friendly and helpful. We were encouraged to have a good look around the expansive gardens. One negative was a man who appeared to be the owner was extremely grumpy and rude towards the staff in front of us which seemed very inappropriate!

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Thank thorpe_reuben
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very pretty garden! It was up kept well and you must visit the Hidden Spirit cafe in the gardens. Absolutely beautiful plants, but you won't spend more than an hour there (w/o the food).

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As another reviewer said ...take the time to look at the photo albums (in the cafe) it shows and dedication and love that went into this garden...the creation of this garden. Take the time to enjoy the superbly presented and delicious food at the cafe too. Spammy is such a wonderful welcoming person there, who is so knowledgeable and passionate... More 

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Monaghan, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found these gardens to be uninteresting because we walked by most of the pants and flowers on the main road to the entrance and most oter place on the island. They werent particularly well groomed and "the walk" took u less than two minutes. We paid $5 each to enter, not worth it. There's a cafe in the garden... More 

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