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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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Not worth to go in dry season

While staying in Cook Island last week (15 to 20 of August), we visited Wigmore's Waterfall twice. The waterfall completed dry out. I am not sure when will be the good time to see... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

While staying in Cook Island last week (15 to 20 of August), we visited Wigmore's Waterfall twice. The waterfall completed dry out. I am not sure when will be the good time to see the magnificent water falling. But, definitely it's not August.

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Auckland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

On the day we went, which was a couple of days after some rain there was no actual water in the waterfall!!! I don't know if this is because water is diverted for water supply purposes - there was a big tank beside the road up. Even without the water the place was pretty grotty. Some concrete tables and benches... More 

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Claremont, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I get that it was dry season, but Wigmore's Waterfall is supposed to have water! Oh well...at least it was a nice setting; it's just that I don't want that wretched mosquito virus!

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Kawerau, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The day we visited the "waterfall" it was only a gentle trickle, as there had been little rain for some time. The rental car companies forbid their cars to be driven on the road to the falls with good reason, and warnings about hungry mozzies should be heeded! We traveled in a large four wheel drive vehicle.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This was difficult to locate at first. The entrance is just by the hotel that was never opened. We took our scooter all the way to this however there was no water. A real shame as I can imagine it would be amazing.

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Pendleton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I had this place all to myself and I loved it! Clear COLD water. It was lovely. The mosquitos are as terrible as everyone says they are though. Bring bug spray. And I walked up to the falls from the bus stop. I liked it. Stopped and talked to the guy at the animal shelter on the way. It's an... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We spent two days trying to find this waterfall. There is no signposting to it and the map says it is before the Sheraton. Without local knowledge we had no idea that the Sheraton was the abandoned block of tagged buildings. Once we knew that we realised that we needed to turn off the main road just before it. There... More 

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I read a lot of reviews about the waterfall being nothing special, that there was hardly any water, lots of rubbish and that it was infested with mosquitos, so we visited the waterfall with little expectations. We were pleasantly surprised the waterfall was beautiful, there was lots of water and we didn't see any rubbish, we were covered with mosquito... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

No water no waterfall. Very disappointing when you expect a waterfall to look at and go for a swim under it.

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

Unusual to say the least, no signposting to get to this site, it seems almost forgotten. Lousy road up to it the site which would be hard on you if you were on a scooter but saying that there were a surprising number of tourists on scooters up there. worth going ton see

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