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Address: Avarua, Cook Islands
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Saturday is the best time to visit this outdoor market where you can...

Saturday is the best time to visit this outdoor market where you can purchase fruits, vegetables, bedding and clothing.

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Enjoyable Saturday morning

Great market. Has a very good vibe, relaxed and friendly. Watching the singing and dancing whilst eating tasty food and wandering about the stalls was good fun.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Steph618
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England, United Kingdom
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England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great market. Has a very good vibe, relaxed and friendly. Watching the singing and dancing whilst eating tasty food and wandering about the stalls was good fun.

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Vibrant place to visit and something for everyone to see, taste and view. I purchased kai/food !, special gifts for my friends. My partner was lucky to get a mother of pearl taonga necklace, which I had engraved underneath, this service happens within minutes :) I met up with a friend and lovely lady Chantel Napa, who runs Chantel's Concierge.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hubby and I knew about this market before we arrived in Rarotonga and were told by several people here to go to this market. The atmosphere was brilliant and it was overly crowded so we couldn't easily walk around. It had everything from souvenirs to food to a cultural performance. It's not like the markets you find back at... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lively entertainment,good food, excellent Healing, Massage and realignment for my husband and I in permantant stall last row. Vera (Teuvira Upokotea) thanks for fixing our sore back and necks after our silly dission to hire a motor bike Yes it was good fun for two days but at our age we should have known better! A hire car for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a place where you can get those needs satisfied. There are a couple of places where some magnificent shells are available, the nicest and shiniest I have seen in the pacific. And the snail shells to be used as sea horns are absolutely magnificent, even better than in Samoa (Sorry, by I must tell the truth). As for... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such buzzing atmosphere here at the markets. Only disappointment was that all the pearls were so expensive we couldn't quite buy one as a souvenir to bring back home. Food is amazing and you get a feel of the local foods, experience the culture and the friendly people. Make sure you check it out when you visit this wonderful island

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These markets in Avarua start early on Saturday morning. There is plenty of fresh local produce, prepared food and flower Leis and head dresses. There is also a range of stalls selling local handicrafts and black pearl products. One end of the market has stalls which are open permanently selling a range of food and drinks. Recommended

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Hamilton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

I visited this lovely market on a Saturday morning. There are a large number of different stalls at the market. There is a great deal of fresh produce that you can buy from the many different stalls. Jewellery, art works and fresh flowers are also available, as well as many different souvenirs you can buy. It was great to see... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We went to the market twice during our two week stay. It's a great place to pick up some souvenirs, to have lunch or pick up produce. I bought a few pieces of jewelry (Black pearls of course!), some lovely art prints and souvenirs for our nephews. Enjoyed a lunch at Cajun Kai, which was a great gluten-free option. It... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Arrived in Raro some ungodly hours in the morning and attended the Market 1st thing in the morning! Great atmosphere, Locals and tourists mingling. Great food on offer - local delicacies, from the outer Islands, fresh fruits, veggies, cultural show on the main stage. Small outlets where everything is on sale from quilts, pareus etc to arts and crafts, Black... More 

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