We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights

We were charged $5 to drive up to the waterfall even when there was no waterfall to see, just a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bridport, Australia
via mobile
Nothing to See

I am not going to be too harsh on this attraction. Its just important to note that if you go during... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
Read all 480 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Reachable by hiking trail or four-wheel vehicle, Rarotonga's only fall is also known as Papua Waterfall, because water from the Papua stream spills down the cliff into a beautiful swimming hole.
  • Excellent11%
  • Very good18%
  • Average41%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
Cook Islands
Write a Review
Reviews (480)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 461 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were charged $5 to drive up to the waterfall even when there was no waterfall to see, just a small pool of mosquito infested water . Obviously there is more water at different times of the year though.

Thank ccbetts
Reviewed 5 days ago

I am not going to be too harsh on this attraction. Its just important to note that if you go during the dry season (I was there in Sept '17) there is not a waterfall unless there has been a recent heavy rain. It was...More

Thank Kathyey1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately the waterfall was very minimal,,, just a trickle... we hiked from here over the island that was pretty magical to the needle. Please take insect repellant. Also the charge is for the road, either $2 per person or $5 a car I believe. We...More

Thank jojo652015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the wingmore's waterfall hoping to be "wowed" but were quite disappointed. Driving up there, locals charge you $5 to drive up and we werent quite sure this was legit but still paid the $5 (literally 2 plastic chairs & a poster on the...More

Thank w0rldstraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Skip it altogether unless part of a safari tour. The tourism pictures make this place look like an ideal tropical swimming hole complete with waterfall. The truth is the island is short on water so they harvest it upstream from the waterfall so all that...More

Thank Tiffany C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to pay to go up the road (unless visiting SPCA) and its basically and dribble of water and mossi ridden. I really would not bother.

Thank Samphire67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would imagine that it would be impressive in the rainy season, but disappointed to be charged to walk up the road to a non-existent waterfall and a stagnant pool at the end.

Thank suzannew945
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no water fall anymore. Just a trickle of water and an awful looking puddle at the bottom. Don't go.

Thank DeeJay316
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as part of an island tour abs found the supply had been turned off, so was a damp rock with stagnant pool below! The local chief / clan decide when to open the sluice from reservoir feeding waterfall, so check creek on main...More

Thank Bernard T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'll have to be honest and have say that it's lost its appeal, I was there 2 years ago and you now to pay to go on the road to get there. This has now got buggy tours ripping up tracks. It's not as clean...More

Thank ramadog10
Nearby Restaurants
The Yellow Hibiscus
319 reviews
1.20 km away
Charlies Cafe and Beach Hire
529 reviews
4.60 km away
813 reviews
5.18 km away
The Waffle Shack
209 reviews
5.40 km away
Nearby Attractions
Titikaveka Beach
379 reviews
3.63 km away
Cook Island Christian Church (CICC)
258 reviews
4.78 km away
Tik-e Tours
142 reviews
5.63 km away
Muri Night Market
212 reviews
5.76 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Wigmore's Waterfall staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines