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Punanga Nui

Avarua, Cook Islands
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Avarua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
Traveler Description: Punanga Nui is buzzing on Saturday mornings.  To enjoy the market like a local, drag yourself out of bed early (6 - 7am).  You'll get to see the... more »
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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Highly recommend visiting if you get the chance. Awesome local cooked food, music, dancing and fresh, fresh local fruit etc. Great opportunity to buy gifts etc for home and to support the local community.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Great range of local foods and gifts well worth a visit a must see for visitors make sure you arrive early.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

I didn't think this place was gonna be so big, stalls everywhere with heaps of fresh produce/food stalls/gift shops/art they have it all. Was raining heavy when we went but was still really fun place to be. Was hoping for some live music but they only had a stereo going on the stage thing.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The range of food and local gifts at the market is great. We went every Saturday for 4 weeks for breakfast.

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Somerville, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A good variety of crafts,food,clothing etc. The only disapointment was the weather, unfortunately.It was pooring with rain which I think drover alot of shoppers away.The only person who had a good day would have been the poncho & umbrella sellers.

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Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed the markets. I had a great drink of coconut and picked up some beaut fresh fruit. It wasn't overly busy or overcrowded, and I enjoyed watching the chickens! Very colourful place, and well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

alot of crafts and cheap fresh local veges and fruits. lovely flowers and very colourful even foam flowers, cute for gifts

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Avarua, Cook Islands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Three Words - Steak & Mushroom! Famous Steak & Mushroom Plate now selling for $12 Also the $2 Hotdogs! Yum!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I had the opportunity to go twice. The first time I went; I listened to reviews saying that you should go around 7am for the freshest deals. Honestly; I was better off sleeping in. I embraced the fact that I could speak with some locals for 30mins - 1hr while I waited for stalls to arrive and open though. The... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great way to start the Saturday morning. There is food everywhere from waffles to fruit. The place is full with tourist and locals enjoying their morning shopping for food or picking up the last of your holiday shopping. Well worth the visit, get there early for a good parking spot.

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