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Maire Nui Botanical Gardens

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Address: Titikaveka, Cook Islands
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+682 55 795

Located on the south coast of the island, these gardens contain many local...

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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Fantastic spot

A real treasure hidden away in a tropical paradise. A beautiful walk among the vast gardens, the palms, the fronds, the gardens , the birds , great surroundings topped off by a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
bruce c
Ashburton, New Zealand
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A real treasure hidden away in a tropical paradise. A beautiful walk among the vast gardens, the palms, the fronds, the gardens , the birds , great surroundings topped off by a great lunch at the cafe . Food was great as was the service. A real must on your trip to Raro !!

Thank bruce c
Warkworth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

a lovely place. it would have been better if it hadn't been raining. lovely staff and food. very fresh from their garden

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice flowers and garden but the food in the restaurant is super expensive for what you get. A SMALL Greek salad that was just a green pepper and a table spoon of feta cost $18.50. The cheese cake is almost $20 for one piece. Visit the garden but eat somewhere else.

Thank Meta4Calgary
Blenheim, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Garden is an organic tropical wonderland Its not for profit riding forget your donation at the gate . First visit the cafe was closed and we were the only people there making it extra quiet and special. It was a beautiful sheltered shaded garden away from the wind. Second visit we went for lunch Stunning location ...buzz of more people,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Enjoyed exploring the gardens among the flowers, palms and garden scent. We ate at the cafe there but the food was hit and miss (chicken curry was amazing but shrimp salad a bit bland) and pretty expensive. I probably wouldnt eat there again, but did enjoy the garden.

1 Thank Kimbelina24
New Zealand
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Reviewed April 23, 2017

We met the owner of this fabulous place at a café down the road. She told us about her own place so we thought it sounded worth a short 25 minute stroll from our Muri beach house. We were not disappointed. The gardens are a little sanctuary to walk around and rest awhile. We decided to have lunch there and... More 

1 Thank Trickey-Dickey
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2017

A must visit place. Wonderful gardens which have both fauna and flora abound. They ask for a small gratuity when entering and it is certainly worth it as the place is wonderfully kept with many little meandering walkways and every one has a beautiful vistas. Especially loved the twin bridges and surrounding waterway complete with wonderful water lilies in bloom.... More 

1 Thank Sandy R
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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Maire Nui Botanical Gardens are a tranquil tropical paradise. Many flowers were in bloom when we visited and the fragrances were intoxicating. Huge dragonflies flitted around all the water features and it was lovely to see beautiful water hyacinth and lilies in bloom. Entry by honesty box donation and well worth a visit.

1 Thank RJWHNG
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Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful gardens, delicious food, tropical salad was my favourite well worth a visit for lunch and a stroll though the gardens.

Thank Claire H
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 14, 2017

A lovely walk through gorgeous gardens - surprisingly large and just off the main road. A cafe which serves amazing smoothies full of fresh fruit just makes it even better. Wear bug repellant before you go!

1 Thank Ngaio M

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