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Wigmore's Waterfall

Cook Islands
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Ranked #22 of 26 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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Pacifica, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

If visiting after its been raining - remember to spray for mosquitoes - got bitten alive!!! The road up to the parking area needs to be maintained - watch out for the pot holes!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We were lucky it had rained the last few days so the waterfall was in full force. Nice walk up the road. Just a destination really as we are spoilt in NZ with our waterfalls. Could have swam here but it was raining and there are lots of mozzies. Had an interesting detour on the way poking around in the... More

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Kihei, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The water is as warm as the ocean in the winter and crystal clear. The waterfall itself was running heavy so we got some great shots but the mosquitoes were swarming so we couldn't spend time there.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Last time we were there this was dry so we went back and there was a waterfall. Not the biggest however nice for a quick visit. INSECT REPELLANT is a MUST...jeez they were all around and very quick. Road is not sign-posted however it is the road just to the right of the derelict Sheraton.

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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Lucky for us it had rained and we got to see the small waterfall. If you like mozzies then this place is for you coz there are thousands of the skin bitting bugs everywhere. I wouldn't say it is a great attraction but I guess when in Rarotonga its something to see, just take insect repellent with you, You'll stay... More

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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

When we visited the island, the waterfall was dry. Apparently if you are there and it's rained for a couple days, you have a chance to see the water rushing over the rocks. From the sounds of it, most of the water that would fall is diverted into pipes and pumped to other parts of the island. If you go,... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Very nice little place....found it pretty ok....and we had a nice visit. Eould be nice gor a picnic. But take the insect repelant!

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