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Wigmore's Waterfall

Cook Islands
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Ranked #23 of 27 Attractions in Rarotonga
Type: Waterfalls
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... more » 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. « less
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

If you're from New Zealand there's not much point going here unless you're running low on things to do in rarotonga. There's plenty of nicer waterfalls in nz so I wasn't really awed buts it's beauty. Lots of Mosquitos to so make sure you're prepared if you do go. BBQ and picnic tables are very run down and could do... More

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Norfolk Island
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

But deadly with mosquitoes and the Zika virus hit two thirds of our party and one became very sick. It would not prevent me from going back to cooks because it's gorgeous but I think travellers should be more aware and dose up on vitamin b12 before you go!

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North Island, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We called in here as part of our tour around the island. As waterfalls go, it is pretty; and because we had had lots of rain, it was putting on a good display --- and if you are a Geocacher, it is an Earthcache!!! Our stop was short, but when we saw the mosquitos, we wouldn't have stayed too long... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We puttered up the rough road to the waterfall and were not disappointed. We had rain almost every day of our 8 day stay so there was plenty of water. A very pretty spot indeed. We met a local youngster who told us it is the best place to cool off in the summer when the lagoon is very warm.... More

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

After doing the island treck this waterfall is a nice place to take a dip and cool off. Apart from this it is nothing special, and also filled with mosquitos.

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7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

The only good thing about the waterfall is you drive past the failed Sheraton resort to get there - why the Sheraton isn't an attraction on tripadvisor I don't know but I highly recommend wandering around the buildings and checking it out

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Salamander Bay
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I drove up the windy narrow road to the waterfall for a look. There were people swimming but the water looked a bit cloudy and it was a bit cold so I decided to give it a miss. Worth a drive and look as the scenery around the waterfall is completely different to the beach areas.

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Pacifica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

But bring your bug repellant. The mosquitos are HUNGRY! The water was nice and you could swim in it if you'd like .

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Looking forward to checking out this waterfall. After hiring a scooter we rode up and were disappointed. Not much point going there unless there is a huge down pour and then it would be to wet to get there. So you just have to put up with a trickle. There was rubbish and mosquitoes. I feel sorry for all the... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were unlucky that after a week with no rain on the island the waterfall was more of a large wet rock. There was beautiful clear water that looked good enough to swim in but we got eaten alive by mozzies, and left pretty quickly. Rubbish bins hadn't been emptied in a while and there was litter around the seating... More

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