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Maire Nui Botanical Gardens

Address: Titikaveka, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +682 55795
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Ranked #10 of 22 Attractions in Rarotonga
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: Located on the south coast of the island, these gardens contain many local plants and flowers that...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: 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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed the visit here, lovely gardens to wander around. It was bigger than I thought it would be. I understand that they have extended the garden since my parents visited last time (so worth a second look). Lovely café and friendly staff

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Hokitika, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This is a huge garden with heaps of beautiful flowers. Was a low cost to enter and we spent a while here the only let down was the cafe wasnt open the whole week we were in Raro. Would loved to have eaten here.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We didn't eat here, but we walked around the lovely garden - lots of luscious tropical plants and flowers, so beautiful. This is a must on your visit. Take your camera and you will definitely get some great holiday photos.

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

What a lovely hide away.. great place to wander around, not too many flowers out when we were there but still a beautiful place to visit. Enjoyed a fresh salad and drink in the courtyard.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Not many flowers out when I visited. Nice walk around and garden divided into different sections so was more interesting. Probably wouldn't visit again - unless the flowers were out. Enjoyed the shade though so was worth visiting for that.

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Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It was 2years since my last visit to the beautiful Cook Islands and i must say the gardens have most defiantly improved. There is a $5.00 honesty box fee at the entrance of the garden but it is all well worth it, all the hard labour of love and maintenance of this magical jungle of nature. I found out on... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The gardens are looking stunning now they are so well developed. We particularly loved the path from the carpark to the cafe - gorgeous. Had to make a second trip back for another slice of the chocolate cake - talk about a decadent treat. Yum!!!

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Canberra, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We were staying across the road at Little Polynesia and decided to stroll around. Very nice place! Beautiful gardens! Bring $5 cash to put in the box - I'm sure it takes a lot of effort to maintain the gardens.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We spent a beautiful afternoon exploring the gardens - and we were the only people there! it was like our own private paradise. Everyone we et recommended the restaurant - but it was closed on our visit. Shame - but a good reason to return!

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Auckland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We have watched with interest this garden develop over several visits to Rarotonga during the past 20 years. This time it was definitely the best we have seen it and a great credit to the vision and hard work of it's designer and gardeners. Thank you!

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