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“Great way to spend a Saturday Morning” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Punanga Nui

Punanga Nui
Avarua, Cook Islands
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Ranked #3 of 19 things to do in Avarua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: Saturday is the best time to visit this outdoor market where you can purchase fruits, vegetables, bedding and clothing.
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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“Great way to spend a Saturday Morning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Great place to pick up gifts. Went mainly for the food and there was a great selection :)

Sat down and enjoyed the cultural show, even got to see Hillary Clinton (That was random)

Visited September 2012
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Warkworth, New Zealand
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“Local Markets”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We have come here for 3 years running, to visit the stalls, watch the local dancers, and stock up on frest fruit and produce. Although not necessarily any cheaper than the gift shops, and produce stalls, it is a great experience, and convenient as well as fun! There is a huge display of sarongs and little gifts and a relaxed fun way to wander around and check the stalls out.

Visited July 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Punanga Nui Markets”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

I didn't think that much of the markets, the entertainment was really good however it seem that the stalls were selling the same or very similar items so it did get a bit repetitive very quickly. Some stalls were even selling clothes and other items made in china.

Visited September 2011
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“It's enjoyed by visitors and locals alike”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Certainly a Saturday tradition and you'll see as many locals as tourists enjoying the hot food which is always available.

A good place to stock up on local fruit and vegetables. There's always a great selection but do watch prices as they are not necessarily cheaper than some of the stalls around the island. I would also recommend only buying from stalls which have their prices shown.

A good variety of souvenirs is available, but do check prices in town before buying here. Prices can vary tremendously.

Visited May 2012
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Newcastle, Australia
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“great markets”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

this was fun to go to. great way to stock up on presents. lots of different foods. we spent the morning wandering around here. this is a great way to buy direct from the local people.
my son enjoyed a chip on a stick and we had great smoothies & cake.
a must do when in Avarua.

Visited April 2012
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