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Punanga Nui

Avarua, Cook Islands
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Food, crafts, vegetables, fruit and entertainment

The market is on every Saturday in town, here you can buy fruit, vegetables, flowers, Ei Katu... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2016
via mobile
Come Hungry!

A must if you are in Rarotonga on a Saturday. The market is situated near the main harbor and runs... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2016
Natalie B
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Saturday is the best time to visit this outdoor market where you can purchase fruits, vegetables, bedding and clothing.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“waffles” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

The market is on every Saturday in town, here you can buy fruit, vegetables, flowers, Ei Katu (flower headdress) and if the boats have been out tuna. Everything is locally grown so it's fresh and the locals can help out with knowledge on the different...More

Thank Sandraleelovering
Reviewed April 21, 2016

A must if you are in Rarotonga on a Saturday. The market is situated near the main harbor and runs from about 8 AM until 12 PM. I'd recommend going around 10 AM since everything should be open and running by that point. And skip...More

1  Thank Natalie B
Reviewed April 17, 2016

Had planned to go to Punanga Nui but was kinda bummed as it would be our last day on Raro but we got a gift being there for Easter so we were able to go to the Good Friday market as well as the regular...More

Thank Mississippi R
Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Awesome Saturday market, absolutely loved it. Heaps of food, entertainment and local product, great for souvenirs to take home

Thank kiwichicky40
Reviewed April 9, 2016

Amazing experience and a must do for anyone visiting.They have everything there from souvenirs to amazing local food including drinking coconut and sapa sui! Locals are very nice and friendly and these no better way to spend the Saturday then at the markets.

Thank 476Dan
Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Bought my daughter a gorgeous dress from here, and kids were stoked with waffles for lunch. Kids got quite hot very quickly but there are shady places to sit.

Thank Kimbeley C
Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Great little market for local food and souvenirs. The waffles with fruit and ice cream are amazing!! Well recommended.

1  Thank AmbiliTravels
Reviewed March 20, 2016

The Punanga Nui market is the best place to buy gifts for friends overseas. The entire place is like a markdown clearance store everything is reasonably priced and great place for cheap souvenirs. 100% would recommend to anyone buying presents or gifts for family and...More

2  Thank elsie217
Reviewed March 17, 2016

We had one hour to stroll this market. It was good to see local produce and work to be seen in the markets!

1  Thank dextr0us
Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

This is something of an institution, it's held every Saturday from 630 am until noon. The stalls offer the usual selection of local goods including: fruit, veg, arts, crafts, jewellery, sarongs, cd's, musical instruments, shells, black pearls, tee shirts, etc. You can even have a...More

1  Thank Jerseybean26
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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 Young Sil B | Reviewed this property |
I was the same! Yes, it is technically open during the weekdays but only has a small number of stalls open -- Not much to look at. But on Saturday, it was filled with stalls and had some performances on as well. It is shame... 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