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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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Garden on paradise island

We visited the Botanical gardens with certain visions, but being a non gardener I was amazed how the flower beds were laid out and the variety of trees, shrubs and plants filled... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Stratford, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Its ok - nothing really exciting to say. There was no one there and therefore the 'cafe' wasn't open so no toilet either! Bit disappointing really

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Stratford, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We visited the Botanical gardens with certain visions, but being a non gardener I was amazed how the flower beds were laid out and the variety of trees, shrubs and plants filled the large area along with the tropical fruit and vegetables. The restaurant is supplied by food from the gardens and is self sufficient. Well worth a few hours... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Stunning colour of all the different flowers and vegetation. Lovely music greeted us. Just sorry it was not yet open for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is a true jewel - beautifully designed and nurtured garden set over several hectares just near Muri. We took heaps of photos even though it was raining, it was so beautiful everywhere we looked. Has a great café - the Hidden Spirit Café with real coffee and tea and delicious home made cheesecake and chocolate cake with loads of... More 

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Levin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

we enjoyed a peaceful hour walking around the gardens looking at the colourful flowers we were escorted by the resident cat that was most talkative

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is a lovely place to spend a couple of hours walking around and enjoying the colour and scents of tropical flowers. The cafe serves a great fresh lime soda. I recommend applying insect repellent prior to your visit.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

café was closed, no one around at all except for the roosters so lacked a bit of atmosphere although good photo opportunities for avid nature photographers

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

a donation is all they ask ($5) beautifully landscaped, flowers of amazing colours and shapes, palm trees, water features, a cafe to snack at.... was lovely and peaceful

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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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Address: Address: Titikaveka, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +682 55795
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga

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