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Reachable by hiking trail or four-wheel vehicle, Rarotonga's only fall is...

Reachable by hiking trail or four-wheel vehicle, Rarotonga's only fall is also known as Papua Waterfall, because water from the Papua stream spills down the cliff into a beautiful swimming hole.

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Only go after its rained..a lot!

Nice drive through bush or walk up to the waterfall...coming from nz it's not the most amazing fall you will ever see..but its iconic to the island..and free 😊. Only go if it's... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bex W
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

hard to find its off the beaten track behind the deserted Sheraton and past the SPCA .... cool water to swim in but take your insect repellent

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice drive through bush or walk up to the waterfall...coming from nz it's not the most amazing fall you will ever see..but its iconic to the island..and free 😊. Only go if it's rained though, we went after a huge morning or tropical downpour and the waterfall was great with a big pool. Wear lots of repellent though..mosquito paradise!

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Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard that this waterfall is normally dried up, but due to heavy rain the day before we arrived it was water falling well.

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Thank Glen S
Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited during the buggy tour. It is pretty and flowing quite well when we visited, but watch out for those mosquitoes!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The waterfall wasn't that interesting but the Sheraton hotel tour was!! Definitely a must on your list of things to do!! Go and see the old man across the road in a little blue house and for $5 he will take you for a tour around the property and fill you in on local knowledge. One of the highlights of... More 

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your from NZ, I can guarantee you will have seen much better waterfalls at home. Its very sweet, but the main thing which put me off was the abundance of mosquitoes, was well covered and they bit through my thin trousers. Be warned!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful waterfall and pool in lovely bush setting. Looks like the locals swim in the pool below the waterfall. Take insect repellent!

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Kaitaia, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first time I've been here and there's actually been a proper amount of water. It was great to see. The road there was a bit iffy and had pit holes everywhere. It'd be scary to meet something other than a scooter on that road.

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Thank Gabbusby
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove up to the waterfall, expecting to see a lovely pool and lots of water, however we were very disappointed to see that there was hardly any water flowing and the pool had very little water in it at all. Maybe it was because there had been very little rain recently, or maybe it was because the area is... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wouldn't bother making a special trip to see this, it has almost no water in it, has got to be one of the smallest waterfalls I have ever seen. Heaps of hungry Mosquitos here !

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