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Maire Nui Botanical Gardens

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If you love gardens...this is worth a wander.

Awesome subtropical gardens that meander on and on, opening out into manicured spaces full of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Loren K
Very nice

There are many flowers here and the garden is well maintained! very beautiful here. the cafe has... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Markus R
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“tropical plants”(22 reviews)
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Located on the south coast of the island, these gardens contain many local plants and flowers that are not only beautiful but have medicinal uses.
Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 55 795
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Reviewed yesterday

Awesome subtropical gardens that meander on and on, opening out into manicured spaces full of colour and texture. You could almost get lost in here, which is a feeling I love when walking though dreamy spaces like this.

Thank Loren K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There are many flowers here and the garden is well maintained! very beautiful here. the cafe has good food and very good smoothies. the prices are also ok. The personnel is very friendly and courteous. We would eat here again anytime and walk through the...More

Thank Markus R
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must for garden lovers who will appreciate the hard work being done here ongoing for sometime yet. Great food and service and more than one visit from us. Free entertainment from the chooks..... L & B Tauranga

Thank roseandchloe211
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a nice wee wander through these gardens. Would be nice if there were clear paths to walk around as it gets a bit confusing otherwise. Beautiful and colourful flowers.

Thank EmilyM5115
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow - this place is a special treat. Most beautiful gardens and variety of tropical flowers and plants. Lovely staff and the cafe is terrific. Very peaceful tranquil surroundings, spiritual feeling. Great place to unwind, relax and enjoy a drink at a slow pace taking...More

Thank JoanneM3591
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most beautiful gardens topped off with rarotongas famous lemon meringue cheesecake, couldn’t ask for better!

Thank hannahlawrence49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Should have paid the $5 donation on the way out (or not). Nice layout but nothing is labeled at all so none the wiser. Didn't really see anything that I haven't seen on other parts of the island so without any labels it was a...More

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleasant way to spend some time. Lots of little glades and winding paths. A bit more information about the plants would be good

Thank Wuppitt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have an advanced degree in botany and visit botanical gardens wherever I travel. While the vegetation was nicely laid out and well cared for, there were no labels or explanation. Thus, I thought it bordered on false advertising to call this a botanical garden,...More

1  Thank William B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plan some time for here. The garden paths lead you to the most exquisite plant selection I've seen. The garden plants are maintained in a manner that is unexplainable. You have to see to believe.

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June 2, 2018|
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Response from JoaquinG1331 | Reviewed this property |
When you walk up to the entrance there is a donation box and as of April 2018 it was $5. It is a wonderful garden! Have fun and explore it.
January 18, 2018|
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Response from AucklandWino | Reviewed this property |
The cafe is definitely worth a visit, we ordered kids size sandwiches which were huge, enough for 2 of us! Not sure on the opening hours, maybe not Sunday?
Dave J
December 22, 2016|
Response from hardtoget | Property representative |
Kia Orana Dave, Our Cafe will be closed from 24-27th December and the 1st,2nd January. Please note we do not open on Saturdays. Hours will be ; 10am-5.00pm We do suggest you always ring beforehand over this period. Our... More