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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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Not something to go out of your way to see, but if your doing the cross island trek, you'll pass it at the southern end of the track. It's on a dirt road next to the abandoned... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Not something to go out of your way to see, but if your doing the cross island trek, you'll pass it at the southern end of the track. It's on a dirt road next to the abandoned Sheraton Hotel.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I'm perhaps spoiled living in NZ, but this wasn't anything awe inspiring. Perhaps after heavy rainfall, there would be more to see. But, it's a small island and not an effort to visit, so why not. It's a good place to start/finish the inland trek also.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We went to the falls and I have to say they were kinda average Driving up to them past the Sheraton was much better. Wish we had taken a better walk around the Sheraton but we weren't sure what the go was with being on the land.

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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Rarotonga is a beautiful place, there are better things to see then the waterfall. The drive up seeing the locals the land and the SPCA were interesting though. Take your mosquito repellent.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We visited Wigmores mid-afternoon on a Sunday as part of our Raro Buggy Tour. As Sunday is family day it was rather busy with locals and tourists so the water was all stirred up. Locals and tourists were also jumping off the cliff into the pool and our guide jumped from way up high. Luckily the water was flowing which... More 

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

it was a nice wee trek up to the falls, beautiful scenery, arrived after a large storm, the falls were .... falls, take mossie repellent!

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Wellington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Its a little hard to find if you dont know where to go, the road getting there is a bit rough and when you get there you are warmly greeted by 33 million mossies. However its worth a look, and its a nice place to take a dip to cool off.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

As it had recently rained at 'Wigmore's Waterfall there was plenty of water galore. The downside is the road condition in getting to the waterfall.

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Alberta, Canada
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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