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Wigmore's Waterfall

Address: Cook Islands
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Ranked #38 of 54 things to do in Rarotonga
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Reachable by hiking trail or four-wheel vehicle, Rarotonga's only fall is also known as Papua...
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Reachable by hiking trail or four-wheel vehicle, Rarotonga's only fall is also known as Papua Waterfall, because water from the Papua stream spills down the cliff into a beautiful swimming hole.
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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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418 reviews 418 reviews
205 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

If you do the Cross Island Trek, the trek will end at Wigmore's Waterfall. During the 10 days I was on Raro, the island received a fair amount of rain, but unfortunately, the falls were not much more than a trickle. There was supposed to be a large pool that is said to be good for a refreshing dip in,... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We visited the waterfall after taking Pa's Trek. The waterfall was not running a lot, but the fresh water pool was refreshing after the trek. Several locals were there having fun and were curtious of tourists. Found the site a bit filthy with litter had grungy looking picnic tables and looked like a few parties take place there after the... More 

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Australia
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It's the only waterfall on the Island and worth a visit if there has been some rain. The day we visited it was running really well and the local kids were having a ball jumping off the rocks into the pool. On the way up or back down pop into the Sheraton, rooms almost finished with plumbing and lighting installed... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Wouldn't say a waste of time as its interesting to see a little further up the mountain if you are holidaying by the beach but do not have high expectations as it is a very small drizzle of a waterfall if there has not been much rain. A lot of rubbish around the seating area so don't think about bringing... More 

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Helena
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Unfortunately the parking area around this waterfall is covered with garbage. There were people enjoying the waterfall, but the area around it is a mess and not comfortable to stay and enjoy the view.

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

travelled there on 4wd buggies, water was refreshing, bush was amazing, water very clear great fun, somebody didn't take away the rubbish the day we were there

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Napier, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The day we arrive, lots of the local children were swimming in the water which was fun to watch, however the whole experience was disappointing as the place was full of rubbish, overflowing bins with the most disgusting pile of rubbish all over and around the bbq area, empty bottles of alcohols strewn around, the smell and the flies were... More 

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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 20, 2014

When we got to the waterfall it had rained the day before but there was bearly any water in it. We did however view the waterfall as part of a sufari and the overall tour was briliant so I would recomend this as part of the tour but if you are planing to see a gushing waterfall and it hasnt... More 

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Sacramento, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It was bone dry when we got to Rarotonga but after 3 days of heavy rain it was beautiful. We only spent 5 minutes there because it was still pouring.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

There is quite a history to this place, it’s worth taking the time to read up on. Despite the fencing and Keep Out signs, we ventured inside for a quick look around. It’s an eerie place going to what once was a 5 star complex and seeing how time has affected it. We did spot several tents in various locations,... More 

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