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Maire Nui Botanical Gardens

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Address: Titikaveka, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +682 55795
Description: 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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Peace and tranquility

Seven acres of beautiful tropical gardens, hidden paths to wander and strategically placed seats to rest and take in the peace and tranquility. We ambled round the gardens for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Hobart, Australia
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Wellington, New Zealand
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85 reviews 85 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

They advertise "Best Cheesecake on the Island" and it definately was although the serving size was very very disappointing - yes there was fruit and ice cream with it however I still expect a reasonable portion of actual cheesecake, especially for $16.00. The attaction is the gardens which you are expected to give a $5.00 donation per person for and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

A really nice garden area on the southern side of Rarotonga. The cafe gets great reviews but it was closed when we were there. It seems to be all organic - grown in their garden! The kids had a great time running around the garden areas.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Seven acres of beautiful tropical gardens, hidden paths to wander and strategically placed seats to rest and take in the peace and tranquility. We ambled round the gardens for a couple of hours then went to the Hidden Spirit Cafe for a delicious lunch. No set cost but there is a donation box at the gate and I would advise... More 

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Queensland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

If you appreciate tropical plants, this place is worth a visit. Very pretty and peaceful for a wander. Loved the stone ornaments and big pots filled with water plants, just beautiful. Not a lot of variety in the way of tropical flowers but what the do have is lovely. Not a massive place so an hour or 2 would be... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We spent two hours wandering throughout these tropical gardens and enjoying all the sounds and sights. There is a feeling of love and piece throughout. We then stayed for the amazing lunch listening to music of Andre Boccelli and Celine Dion echoing though the beautiful fragrant gardens. We loved it so much we went back twice in our three weeks.... More 

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Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We visited after heavy rain and had to paddle into the garden which was fun. The garden had been created from swamp about 20 years ago and has matured into a spectacular attraction which will delight any garden lovers,

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Caboolture Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We enjoyed a morning at the gardens wandering around at our leisure. The Japanese garden setting was our favourite. The food was good and large servings - although expensive compared to similar servings of cheesecake at nearby coco latte. Still a must and deserves that everyone enjoy their cheesecake. There is an honesty box to place admission fee into garden... More 

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blenheim NZ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Food was delicious. Mostly grown in their own gardens. Lovely setting and nice to wander around the property.

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Great Cheesecake at the cafe. garden is massive. Staff is great to talk to. All food is very fresh. Not to sure about the pineapple in the smoothie.

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Feilding, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

These gardens are absolutely beautiful and the lunch time food we had was superb. Well worth a visit.

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