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Wigmore's Waterfall

Address: Cook Islands
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Ranked #20 of 25 Attractions in Rarotonga
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Reachable by hiking trail or four-wheel vehicle, Rarotonga's only fall is also known as Papua...
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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.
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Helena
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately the parking area around this waterfall is covered with garbage. There were people enjoying the waterfall, but the area around it is a mess and not comfortable to stay and enjoy the view.

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

travelled there on 4wd buggies, water was refreshing, bush was amazing, water very clear great fun, somebody didn't take away the rubbish the day we were there

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Napier, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The day we arrive, lots of the local children were swimming in the water which was fun to watch, however the whole experience was disappointing as the place was full of rubbish, overflowing bins with the most disgusting pile of rubbish all over and around the bbq area, empty bottles of alcohols strewn around, the smell and the flies were... More 

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Hokitika, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

When we got to the waterfall it had rained the day before but there was bearly any water in it. We did however view the waterfall as part of a sufari and the overall tour was briliant so I would recomend this as part of the tour but if you are planing to see a gushing waterfall and it hasnt... More 

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Sacramento, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It was bone dry when we got to Rarotonga but after 3 days of heavy rain it was beautiful. We only spent 5 minutes there because it was still pouring.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

There is quite a history to this place, it’s worth taking the time to read up on. Despite the fencing and Keep Out signs, we ventured inside for a quick look around. It’s an eerie place going to what once was a 5 star complex and seeing how time has affected it. We did spot several tents in various locations,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Don't waste your time unless there has just been rain. Ask a local and you may get lucky enough to have a fall. Otherwise avoid it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The waterhole was nice even though the falls weren't flowing really. Unfortunately, all the rubbish bins were over flowing and there was a lot of rubbish (including a number of used condoms) on the ground and in the water which was really awful. A little revamp would make this a good stop, but as is it was very underwhelming. Take... More 

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whakatane
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Really disappointed .10 years ago we were impressed with a delightful water hole and waterfall. This time no waterfall and the area was very untidy with a much overdue rubbish collection. Picnic tables need to be looked at as well. The only good thing was that I did see some beautiful little Fruit doves there.

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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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