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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Kaitaia, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW

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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Thank Mike M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not worth going to unless there is water haha. Not much else to see or do there so check with the locals before you make the trek

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Perth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

bit dirty around the car park and mozzies biting but worth seeing once while visiting Rarotonga. In good flow

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's good occasionally to get off the beaten track. There had been a bit of rain over the previous day so there was quite a bit of water. The drive up to the falls needs a little TLC as we saw one car just about bottom out.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large fresh water pool that looks very inviting. It's confusing though, a sign says no swimming but when we asked the Police volunteer, she said, sure, you can swim here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't quite the spectacular waterfall I was hoping for on the day we went. It was a quiet small place that had a lot of mosquitoes around given it was in the lush greenery of the Cook Islands. Worth a quick stop if you have a car to get (trek up in car was doable, just mind the pot holes)around... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was dark gloomy a tiny trickle and mosquito a filled puddle. Not worth the effort. Maybe there had not been sufficient rain!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

no water, means no waterfall, road / track leading up is the biggest adventure of the visit. We had some rain every day, so it must need a lot water to make it fall.

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