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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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Waterfall but not much water

We walked up to Wigmores feeling in need of some exercise, there wasn't much water in the waterfall, but a pleasant walk up anyway. The best thing was playing "spot the lizard... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Sue W
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We walked up to Wigmores feeling in need of some exercise, there wasn't much water in the waterfall, but a pleasant walk up anyway. The best thing was playing "spot the lizard" on the trees on the walk back. Make sure you look for lizards on the sunny trees and the leaf litter underneath, they are lovely and lots of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Today we decide to go to the waterfall. We had a little Cooper S convertible and headed off, it's not signed marked on the main road so we got lost but finally found it just passed the old Sheraton. The road is narrow and dirt and the little Cooper found it was hard going The waterfall is beautiful and peaceful... More 

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Matakana, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Ive been to a few waterfalls and the one I have on my own property is nicer that this one. water falling down into a pool- not all that specatular but at least I can say ive see it. not a patch on the waterfalls in Samoa.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

You appreciate the waterfall so much better if you do the walk up to it. Watch out for the mosquitos at the top.

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Alexandra, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Its a bumpy ride up to the waterfall but a lovely place once you are there. Unfortunately we were there on a very humid day so the local mozzies had a field day on us. Local kids there enjoying the fun of climbing the sides and diving into the pond

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A nice walk up from the Sheraton ruins. Certainly would hesitate to take a scooter up there again. We struggled with the pot holes. I walked down and it is worth the effort walking past some fantastic native bush (greenery). SPCA has a shelter 3/4 of the way up there, so the dogs set up a bit of noise as... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

After the cross island hike this was a great little swimming hole..if weather permits. It is set in a tropical rainforest and surrounded with plenty of picnic tables and parking. It is the starting point if you are doing the cross island hike from the southern entrance...better going from north to south!

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We visited this last week. Lovely quiet spot and lovely waterfall. We had to ask at Wigmores Store how to find the track to it as it isn't sign posted. But it just past the discarded ruins of the Sheraton Resort. The track is a unsealed in part and a bit pot holey in other areas. But only a few... More 

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Very under whelming spot with millions of mossies - is also end of cross island walkway. Mot signposted from ring road - turn off just east of abandoned Sheraton at the white "bunker"

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I enjoyed visiting the waterfall but the experience was ruined a bit by all the mosquitoes. Make sure you take lots of repellent. The pool at the bottom of the waterfall is lovely to swim in on a hot day.

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Address: Address: Cook Islands
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga

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