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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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It is a small waterfall that you can swim but it is nothing to write home about. As far as tropical island waterfalls go it is a blip. Pretty, clean but meh.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Kathy P
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Grimsby, Canada
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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Waiuku, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Too many mozzies and the waterhole didn't have much water in it.... The water coming down from the mountains seemed to trickle!!!

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Grimsby, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It is a small waterfall that you can swim but it is nothing to write home about. As far as tropical island waterfalls go it is a blip. Pretty, clean but meh.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Samoa does waterfalls but not Raro - on the upside the SPCA is on the road up to the falls so you can always drop them some much needed dog food or a few dollars.

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Porirua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We found that trying to locate Wigmore's Waterfall was a bit difficult, as there were no signage to the location, the drive up to the waterfall was very bumpy with a road covered in potholes ... we parked up near the CISPCA and walked the remainder of the leg and found the walk rather enjoying, when you get to the... More 

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Redmond, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The road to the waterfall is very bumpy but once you make it around the last corner in the road there is this beautiful waterfall waiting for you. Take bug spray with you because the mosquitos will eat you up. There is also a hiking trail that goes through so you might encounter some people along the way.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great after a big rain, so exciting and a wonderful swim with the waterfall thundering down. Take the insect repellent and your reef shoes as the little stones can be sharp. Lots of fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Well worth going there!! It's beautiful. The mosquitoes are really bad in that area though so be sure to have repellent with you!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We followed the very potholed and bumpy road up to this waterfall. It didn't have much water in it when we saw it but was lovely all the same. Make sure you are covered in mosquito repellent before you go as we got bitten within moments of arriving. The view up to it is interesting as you get to see... More 

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Cardiff, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It is recommended to do it from the north to the south and it is signposted in this direction but my son and I did it from the other direction. It is not a long trek but is difficult as it involves climbing steep slopes with a lot of trip and slip hazards so is quite strenuous. I describe it... More 

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

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