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“Bring some insect repellent”

Ranked #27 of 67 things to do in Rarotonga
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Owner description: 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.
Thames Coast
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72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Bring some insect repellent”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Great fall - esp afer rain. Bring you togs and go for a swim - it looked like fun. Lots of mosquitoes.

Visited October 2013
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Methven,New Zealand
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Worth it!”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Since there had been recent rain it was worth a visit. Refreshing water and a pretty scooter ride up to the falls.

Visited October 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Refreshing...when there's water”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Worth a look if it's been raining. Great little spot to end the cross island walk if coming from the other side. Often there's no water here but a nice scenic stroll up the valley anyway. Take some mozzie repellant for protection and plenty of water!

Visited September 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The pigs would love a mud bath here.”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

I guess water levels were down on the island. After getting lost a few times, we finally made it to the waterfall. Except there was no waterfall. There was a few drops of water eeking down the rock and what I termed as a large mud puddle at the bottom. A total non event. Having been there in the past, then it was a lovely waterfall and locals were jumping and diving into the waterhole. Not much chance of that now.

Visited September 2013
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Waihi, New Zealand
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“Very pretty spot”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Wigmore's Waterfall is a very pretty spot up in the hills of Rarotonga, it is the only known waterfall in the Cook Islands. We were fortunate - there was oodles of water flowing over the falls as the day before we went there it had rained heavily all day. You can take a picnic lunch up there and swim in the pools at the foot of the falls. They can be reached by hiking trail or bike, scooter, 4WD vehicle and they are certainly worth a visit especially after rain.

Visited September 2013
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