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Punanga Nui

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great place to pick up souvenirs

Beautiful morning for a stroll through the market. Lots of hand made crafts and clothing. Plenty... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wainuiomata, New Zealand
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Saturday morning visit

We spent Saturday morning wandering around the stalls stocking up on some delicious items to snack... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melissa T
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Saturday is the best time to visit this outdoor market where you can purchase fruits, vegetables, bedding and clothing.
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Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful morning for a stroll through the market. Lots of hand made crafts and clothing. Plenty of food stalls catering for all tastes. Live entertainment with Cook Island dancing. Best place to go to pick up locally made souvenirs.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent Saturday morning wandering around the stalls stocking up on some delicious items to snack on. Homemade coconut scones, pineapple pie, fresh fruit, waffles and ice-cream. Lots more options available for food. We also bought a few trinkets to take home. It was great...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Melissa T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a typical village market. Nice going around but It didn't grab me, the stalls offer same products you can find in town, but you pay up to 50% more.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Patricia_viajera2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is much to see and do at the markets. Plenty of stalls are available to buy and bring home a memento of your trip or a pearl for your wife/girlfriend. The food is pretty stock standard street vendor food but there are plenty of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 158alicec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a good place to go on saturday morning for breakfast plus shopping where the locals shop for food, crafts, clothes etc. lots of options and also full of people regardless of whether its sunny or wet. its within an easy walk of Avarua township and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to buy souvenirs, food and meet local people. It’s a relaxing market where you can a good mix of touristy and local buys. Markets are always a good option when traveling, and this one shouldn’t be missed!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carolinekatoyah
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

No better way to spend a Saturday morning in Raro then at the market. So many different products available and a really nice community feel.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mrbono18
Reviewed December 20, 2018

The Saturday Punanga Nui Markets are a must while you are in Rarotonga. Just for the atmosphere itself is worth the visit. We bought fresh fruit from here and were lucky enough that we got to “try before you buy”. We also made a stop...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 18, 2018

Neat place to visit along with all the others on the island. A Must visit. Local hand crafts and food

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Murray R
Reviewed December 13, 2018

well worth going and don't stop at the first few stalls as there is more at the back, you just have to explore and most of the items are of good quality.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 205sueden
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September 8, 2017|
Response from Manydreamscometrue | Reviewed this property |
The market is available to local residents to sell or advertise their products or services. A fee is paid by each stall holder.
March 1, 2017|
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Response from Sandraleelovering | Reviewed this property |
Market is open Saturday morning 8am till 1pm, it is bustling with all stalls open from arts and crafts, clothing and food. Only select shops open Monday to Friday and they are predominantly at the top end of the marketplace... More
January 21, 2017|
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Response from terahans | Reviewed this property |
Yes only Saturdays, try Muri night markets but it's a shame you won't get to enjoy the buzz that surrounds the Saturday fun