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Address: Cook Islands
Description: Reachable by hiking trail or four-wheel vehicle, Rarotonga's only fall is...
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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Off the beaten track

We were looking at the old Sheraton and decided to carry on up the road next to it. Road could do with a few repairs but was a nice wee ride on our scooters. Not particularly... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Alberta, Canada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
30 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

You drive up a rough track to the waterfall. When you get there, there's garbage and a general impression of no-one caring to keep the area clean, tidy and welcoming. The waterfall is so-so, when there's no rain - no waterfall. Youngsters were having fun swimming and jump in the pool fed by the waterfall, but really a disappointment/non-event.

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A bit hard to rate a waterfall, but as falling water goes, it had all of the elements.. Water and Fall. A nice place, but by NZ standards not too much to write home about, but as it is the only one on the island it was nice to see. The area around it could do with a bit clean... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

well worth going on the mission to find this. Accessible by car but a 4wd would be more comfortable! Recommend lots of insect repellent though! Looks nice for swimming!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Nice outlook if you want a change of scenery....I believe it changes dependant on rainfall levels, so it was slowing ok the day we went but wasn't the most impressive but nice all the same. Sooo many mozzies! Make sure you are covered in repellant!

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Rolleston
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

the wife and I came by these water falls while discovering this lovely island. the road in is a bit rough as we were on a scooter but the trip is well worth it.very nice spot there were people swimming at the pool below the falls. recommend you take some spray for the sand flies there are plenty of them.would... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

We were looking at the old Sheraton and decided to carry on up the road next to it. Road could do with a few repairs but was a nice wee ride on our scooters. Not particularly spectacular but was nice nevertheless.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Take the road off the main road to the right of the Sheraton (abandoned hotel) behind a white with red painted small building, the road is rough with lots of pot holes (confident scooter drivers required) As other reviews state, there are so many mozzies, but on a good day the water is deep so just get in! It's very... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
40 attraction reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We went to the waterfall after heavy rain and the waterfall was pumping. There were a few local teenagers having a swim but it didn't look that inviting as there was a lot of floating debris, although the water looked clean. There was a large landslide just at the edge of the waterhole. We returned a few days later at... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It wasn't flowing (during the rainy season!) but it was nice a cold, great for a cool off. Most mosquitoes I've ever seen and they seem immune to mozzy spray. So when you arrive turn your scooter around for a quick get away, you'll thank me.

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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