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Maire Nui Botanical Gardens

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Address: Titikaveka, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +682 55795
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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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Maire Nui Gardens are unique

Lovely few hours spent in a beautifully set out garden with some fabulous plants complete with a small café and grill, where we had a simple but tasty meal prepared by a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We had a peaceful time in these beautiful gardens, and a delicious fresh lunch. Loved the world famous cheesecake!!

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful gardens and the restaurant is the best on the island. Fresh seafood and salads, an outstanding wine selection, and tasty desserts. Don't miss this one!

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rarotonga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

an awesome place with real good fresh food and great chardonnay Suggest taking the botanical tour - a must see

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Lovely few hours spent in a beautifully set out garden with some fabulous plants complete with a small café and grill, where we had a simple but tasty meal prepared by a great couple.

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Whitianga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stopped here for a late lunch having seen cars parked in the roadside area. This really was a great find. Seven acres of tropical gardens some of it reclaimed from swamp. The lunch menu was enticing and while we waited for our food to be prepared we wandered around the gardens, they were credit to the owners - what... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

An activity not to be missed from your Rarotonga itinerary! A delicious healthy lunch and food for the soul - a wander around some beautiful gardens of lush greenery and stunning tropical flowers! Suitable for romance and families with young children, this is a delight not to be missed. Ask to see the photos of the garden's development - an... More 

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Adelaide
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The botanical gardens is worth a visit, the garden is very tropical and nicely laid out. Its great to wonder around and view the different plants, its peaceful great spot to take photos and have a picnic. I read a lot of great reviews about the café but unfortunately the food was average the day we were there, I had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stopped here for a smoothie later in the afternoon. The smoothies are fantastic. We had a walk around the well cared for gardens. They are full of beautiful tropical flowers and other flora. This is a peaceful sanctuary. Well worth a visit.

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nelson, nz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Had previously been at night for dinner, so returned to see garden and for 'world famous cheesecake' and weren't disappointed. The gardens are really gorgeous, you can spend as much time as yu like, maybe a quick look if the cheesecake is calling you. The bridge looks just like the Monet painting at Giverney.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Amazing gardens we had a good look around the grounds.There's been a lot of work done to make look like it dose the café was closed so we missed out on their amazing cheese cake will have try it next time.

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

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