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“Blooming beautiful!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maire Nui Botanical Gardens

Maire Nui Botanical Gardens
Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 55795
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Ranked #11 of 26 attractions in Rarotonga
Type: Gardens
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Owner description: Located on the south coast of the island, these gardens contain many local plants and flowers that are not only beautiful but have medicinal uses.
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Blooming beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Had to visit here twice during our recent stay on Rarotonga- forgot the camera the first time! Only $4 donation (honour box) requested and stay as long as you like. March is a great time to go-- there were so many plants in flower. Everything was so green and the bright colours of the flowers were really spectacular. Beautifully maintained and the gazebo and bridges over the water features are very picturesque. Didn't try the cafe but the couple who had just finished the cheesecake as we went by said it was 'heavenly'

Visited March 2013
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Worth Checking Out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

It's only $4 (honor box at the entrance). Beautifully kept up. Can do a quick look through or easily spend hours! Perfect for those on special occasions looking for great photo opportunities. Huge variety of trees and flowers. Quite lovely.

Tip: Watch out for the bees/wasps!! My mom got stung the first 5 minutes we were there :(

Visited February 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Beautiful flowers, great to wander around and see all the tropical flowers and fruits. There is also a cafe there, that looks good

Visited March 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Gardener'sand photgraphers stop here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

If you love flowers and flowering shrubs and and love to take photos, check this out. Open all week. Drop your coins in the box and see a wide range of beautiful blossoms.

Visited December 2012
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Dargaville, New Zealand
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“Worth a visit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We visited this garden in the rain (Cyclone Gary effects) However the beauty of the gardens made up for being wet through.
Luckily we were able to try their great cheese cake (advertised as world famous) before the lovely staff shut the shop thanks to 'Gary'. We would highly recommend it!
Top marks to the gardeners (the one we met was extremely knowledgeable and helpful) that keep these gardens looking so amazing.

Visited January 2013
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