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Punanga Nui

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Great set up for eating and shopping

Saturday market day wasn't too busy when we arrived. We bought shirts from the SPCA shop, had a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Heather S
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Must do while in Rarotonga

Great place to grab souvenirs and experience a live show while enjoying a fresh juice in the sun... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tinnie26
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday market day wasn't too busy when we arrived. We bought shirts from the SPCA shop, had a good yarn with some shop staff and booked our tickets for Te Vara Nui. We didn't eat at the waffle shack, but they were busy. Great venue,...More

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to grab souvenirs and experience a live show while enjoying a fresh juice in the sun, keep an eye on the prices as some can be more than the store in town, you can find things that aren’t in the shops which is...More

Thank Tinnie26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection of real local goods as well as the obligatory tee shirts etc. Good selection of market meals. There are also fruit and veges (local) available if you so desire. It does get busy but a lot of room and everyone is chilled and...More

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food - local and european - huge amount of vendors. Place to stock up if in self contained accommodation. Well attended by locals as well as tourists. Lots of 'stuff' for tourists to buy as well. Best fruits smoothie/good coffee/pastries - what more can...More

Thank amr100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting market close to town. Interesting items for sale and some good food including coconut drinks.

Thank chinalugga
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most locals will tell you this is THE spot every Saturday morning for a good feed (hungover or not) LOL. Great variety of food to satisfy every taste. Get in early the good stuff goes quick!

Thank Tina K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Range of vendors and a wide range of interesting food. Suggest you get there early (7:30am/8am) to catch the bakers as they sell out quickly. Good way to spend a couple of hours.

Thank Emily N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If ever you go to Rarotonga you must always visit the saturday market Best local clothes food and drinks on offer Great entertainment Never disapooints

Thank RTHuggy
Reviewed August 17, 2018

There were lots of booths selling souvenirs and food. Lots of locals there and it was a fun family atmosphere. There was live cultural performances as well. Several of the food vendors also set up at the Muri night market.

Thank Jan L
Reviewed August 14, 2018

The Saturday market is a bit of an institution for locals and tourists alike.It has really increased in size and variety over the years.If you are after fruit and veggies or the famous crossiants and doughnuts...go early like the locals do.Lots of food choices so...More

Thank chris w
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romez274
September 8, 2017|
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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.
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kiwihappydragonlady
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
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carrie808
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
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