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Maire Nui Botanical Gardens

Address: Titikaveka, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +682 55795
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Ranked #12 of 25 Attractions in Rarotonga
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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, Nature & Parks
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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Escondido, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We spent an hour in the lovely gardens. We only wish that the plants had labels on them so that we could know the names of them.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The Maire Nui Gardens are absolutely beautiful! Walking through these gardens is such an absolutely calming and serene experience. There are so many species of plant life and beautiful flowers to see and smell. The hosts of the gardens are so very welcoming and knowledgeable. We learnt a great deal about how the gardens came about and what is within... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The hard work that has gone into these gardens over the last 17 years is very evident. Loved the variety of exotic tropical plants in this very well set-out and established garden. Little hidden statues throughout. Enjoyed a lovely cold drink in the Hidden Spirit Cafe following our walk around the garden. Only suggestion would be labels for some of... More 

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portland,OR
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Spent an hour wandering peacefully through the gardens. They are studded with tropical plants that you may never see anywhere else. It is very well maintained.There is shade to cool you on a hot day. Well worth seeing.

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Napier, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My husband and I snuck away from our son for lunch - anything but takeaways. This was a very enjoyable light lunch. The single staff member was concerned about everyone's experience and was very pleasant. Nice lunch, lovely scenery, well worth a visit but leave the kids at home.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My Wife loves this spot so went along with her(im not into gardens normally) Great spot though with huge potential. Would be great for weddings!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A very neat and tidy garden. It is well maintained and you'll get some great pictures. The restaurant is also great.

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warkworth
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Beautiful gardens and much enlarged since I was here 5 years ago. Entry is by $5 in the honesty box, and open 8am-6pm 7 days a week. You can spend as much time as you like wandering around admiring the plants. We arrived after the cafe closing time, but the host was very happy to make us a coffee or... More 

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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

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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