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Maire Nui Botanical Gardens

Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 55 795
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Take time to smell the flowers.

I stopped into the Botanical Gardens early one morning before it got unbearably hot out. If you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tiffany W
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North Carolina
If you love ginger

We saw the sign from the road and couldn't help but stop. The garden is fantastic and filled with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
James L
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Los Angeles, California
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cheesecake” (41 reviews)
“tropical plants” (22 reviews)
“hidden spirit” (16 reviews)
LOCATION
Titikaveka, Cook Islands
CONTACT
+682 55 795
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I stopped into the Botanical Gardens early one morning before it got unbearably hot out. If you enjoy nature put this on your list of things to do. Everything in the gardens was so picturesque it was hard not to take a pic of it...More

Thank Tiffany W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We saw the sign from the road and couldn't help but stop. The garden is fantastic and filled with the most amazing flowering tropical plants. I have traveled all over the world but never seen so many exquisite examples of flowering ginger. This is a...More

Thank James L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must. A really relaxing, quiet and peaceful wander around some colourful paths and plants. It's obvious that a lot of loving care has gone into this. There's a little cafe that offers tasty food and drink. Try the lemon meringue cheesecake -...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly the garden was not officially open when we visited but we were allowed to wonder the magnificent paradise. There were some amazing specimens present. A great way to see the tropical diversity of plants found in this part of the world. Definitely would visit...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Watched a lot of people just enter in with out dropping a donation, not sure if they just returned after they paid but just drop five bucks in, its worth the donation admission. Absolutely beautiful property filled with Dragon fruit, passion fruit, lobster claws, and...More

Thank Joaquin G
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Do not miss this when in Rarotonga. Take a break from the beach and surround yourself in these lush tropical gardens. Have lunch from their simple but tasty menu..much of it homegrown. Wines available. A small shop too. Believe the establishment has diversified into a...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Botanical gardens are very nice, even in a rainy day. There is a donation to non - profit org $5 there per person. Go and enjoy those beautiful tropic gardens.

Thank EveCalgary
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Lovely colourful garden but very disappointing that the cafe was closed despite the sign at the side of the road that it was open. Would have been nice to sit in the gardens for a coffee/lunch. Met others coming out & also expressing their dissatisfaction...More

Thank Woo1949
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

I was really disappointed with this garden the gardens in our accommodation was as good if not better, went to have lunch here as there were signs out promoting a famous cheese cake but when we arrived it looked as though this had been abandoned...More

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Worth spending half an hour strolling through these lush gardens. Amazing tropical flowers & other unique plants

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appysue2018
19 January 2018|
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Response from AucklandWino | Reviewed this property |
The cafe is definitely worth a visit, we ordered kids size sandwiches which were huge, enough for 2 of us! Not sure on the opening hours, maybe not Sunday?
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Dave J
22 December 2016|
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Response from hardtoget | Property representative |
Kia Orana Dave, Our Cafe will be closed from 24-27th December and the 1st,2nd January. Please note we do not open on Saturdays. Hours will be ; 10am-5.00pm We do suggest you always ring beforehand over this period. Our... More
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Michael W
25 October 2016|
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Response from Angela H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry No, but it was the best.
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