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Maire Nui Botanical Gardens

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Go on a Sunday

We went on a Sunday when the cafe was closed. The garden requests a $5 NZD at an "honesty box" as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PismoBeachGirl
check out the cafe!

As well as delightful gardens there is an excellent cafe! really fresh and wonderfully prepared... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
563simonb
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Calgary, Canada
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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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Sunday when the cafe was closed. The garden requests a $5 NZD at an "honesty box" as you enter the garden. The garden was peaceful, quiet and serene. Many beautiful flowers, a lily pond with dragonflies and bridges, palms, succulents, paths....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As well as delightful gardens there is an excellent cafe! really fresh and wonderfully prepared local ingredients but don't expect to be able to get a fry-up it's healthy eating!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 563simonb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A $5 donation gives access to beautiful gardens, a superb cafe, and beauty and peace that is without peer on Rarotonga. The staff, especially the owner, are very inviting and pleased to discuss the history of the gardens, the plants, and the future. Watch your...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank iang428
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A tranquil space, well set out, nice cafe and food. We needed to be here when more things were flowering.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sue C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was good even though winter so not alot to see. Staff were very freindly. Was beautiful and reasonably priced

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Tawera
Reviewed June 5, 2019

For a $5 donation you can see the most beautiful spot on the most beautiful island in the Pacific. Lots of hidden spaces and pathways. And the restaurant was so unique with garden seating and great food.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

A wonderful place to explore the extensive beautiful tropical gardens, water features, vegetable patch & composting area .... we spent an hour or so exploring around every corner that each path led us. Plunger coffee was fine in the cafe. They sell these lovely bamboo...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank alisons803
Reviewed June 3, 2019

We unfortunately went to these gardens when the cafe was closed but still thoroughly enjoyed our walk through them. Such an abundance of beautiful tropical flowers and plants. A very lush and pretty garden

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Susan C
Reviewed May 30, 2019

The Mare Nui Gardens were just a short walk from the resort we were staying in and made for a gentle and relaxing way to start our holiday. Filled with lots of local tropical plants and a loads of roosters and chickens its a gardeners...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kate S
Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

I stopped here on a lazy day and after having lunch elsewhere decided to get the cheesecake with coffee. It was absolutely amazing, plated with many tropical fruits to top it off. Afterwards, I took a walk around the gardens. My timing was perfect as...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Phil N
November 30, 2018|
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Response from John J | Property representative |
Hi Phil Can you please let us know your email address and we will send you information. Thank you Hinano
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da1danikakate
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.
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appysue2018
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?
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