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Avana Point

Address: Ngatangiia, Cook Islands
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Ranked #47 of 54 things to do in Ngatangiia
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have to agree with Deniece K, and I am not even Polynesian. I do however have an interest in Polynesian culture and history, and find it quite bizarre that a place of so much significance has so little importance placed on it. When looking for this spot I originally found the place that the 1992 reenactment left from, which... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Avana Passage, its significance & history of the waka leaving for Aotearoa is definitely not well represented!! Well done to the carver for the CARVING portraying the migration of the waka to Aotearoa. The circle of stones with each waka named. Wow.. not much to say but SAD.. Ko te kupu o ngaa Tupuna, kia kaha, kia toa, kia manawanui!... More 

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

point of origin for the departure of the canoes that sailed to new zealand, also provides a departure point for boaties, and has a great church accross the road

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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101 reviews 101 reviews
31 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Avana Point is reached down a side road towards Avana marina accommodation, opposite the Ngatangiia CICC church. Historically the harbour has been used by early Polynesian settlers, European sea-voyagers and present day fishing vessels and yachts seeking safer anchorage during storms. The point offers visitors a close up view of the Pacific ocean beyond the reefline and inner sheltered lagoon... More 

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