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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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Saturdays must do

On your visit a must is the local market every Saturday morning . Local foods and plenty of coconut Nu on offer. The local dance show is great . Plenty of stall selling all sorts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Tweed
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On your visit a must is the local market every Saturday morning . Local foods and plenty of coconut Nu on offer. The local dance show is great . Plenty of stall selling all sorts of gifts.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Theres a bit going in her and on an iskand where not much happens then its worth checking out the market for a day out. Some good food options, in particular the fresh coconut!

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

definitely get there before 9-10am and DON'T have breakfast - you can have breakfast/lunch and dinner at the markets!!!! great souvenirs to take home/yum yum yummy fresh fruit and veges to go back to your room/apt and whip up a salad and make sure you try one of the fresh fruit smoothies - sooooooooooo good!!!!! lovely place and everyone super... More 

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Thank kiwitarsh
Windhoek
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a fun Saturday morning and a good introduction to island life. It does get very busy though. We tried to meet with somebody and could not achieve that because there were so many people.

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Thank rkjallen
Rangiora, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Have kids 15 dollars each and see buy tea. They all came back with different things. I loved the big pieces of cheesecake.

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Thank Farmeymoo
Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Went to the market on saturday was a nice hot morning, there is a lot of stalls offering a good variety of goods from fresh fruit and veges to clothing although a few of the stalls seem to have the same thing, the market was extremely busy from 10am onwards but not too busy to be a hassle. There are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Excellent market. Heaps of food and things to buy. Friendly people. Get there early as it gets really busy. Try a Nu (Coconut with a hole in it and a straw). The super healthy chop suey guy is really friendly and definitely worth a try for lunch. Great place to visit with lots of entertainers there as well. Saturday mornings.

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Thank Lance M
Gore, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We stocked up on bananas and tried drinking coconut milk, nice. Friendly stall holders were helpful and informative. Never bought a ukulele but maybe next time. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Masterton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I was expecting to spend ages here but all the stalls sell very similar things so there isn't a need to spend hours here. It's worth going to see, mostly local produce but the odd souvenir type stalls. Make sure you go hungry because there are lots of yummy food and drink stalls.

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Duncanville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Friendly vendors selling Black pearls and island crafts and original artwork in a county fair atmosphere. Many items for souvenirs at reasonable prices with no haggling. Market is open only Saturdays for about 8-Noon but a lot of shopping can be done quickly. One of the reason we intend to return to Rarotonga is this market. We were there 28... More 

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