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Rubbish piles, or contemporary art?

This location is surrounded by beautiful bush and nice and sheltered from the hot sun. The track... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Daniel G
Don’t priotise

Paid the $5 at the gate, don’t mind donating to a local family but the waterfall isn’t really worth... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
petti77
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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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  • Average40%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible12%
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Reviewed yesterday

This location is surrounded by beautiful bush and nice and sheltered from the hot sun. The track leading to the site is poorly maintained and would not recommend taking a scooter up there. Complete mud bath after rain. Rubbish strewn over the rest area is...More

Thank Daniel G
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Paid the $5 at the gate, don’t mind donating to a local family but the waterfall isn’t really worth the drive up to it. The waterfall was small, the picnic tables scruffy , didn’t see the mosquitos but wouldn’t have stayed long anyway. We weren’t...More

Thank petti77
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Bumpy road to get in and you need pay the locals $5 entry fee to drive in. Waterfall is very pretty and you can swim in it but watch out for the mosquitoes there is heaps of the,a nd they are quite large.

Thank Sharon C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I don’t mind donating $5 to a local family. Most locals do not live extravagantly, so good luck to them if they can supplement their cost of living. I was keen to understand what role this attraction played. Scenic landscape, swimming hole, catchment area?? It...More

Thank BDJ750
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nothing like the pictures and definitely not worth the $5 being demanded by locals who stop you at the end of the road.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We walked up for about half an hour to see the Wigmore's Fall but what we saw was nothing like the pictures, there barely was any water running down, very disappointing.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really unsure if it is worth the drive. The road is very very rough, and the mosquitoes are immune to all repellants. You are not allowed to swim here. Admission is $5 a car at the beginning of the road.

Thank Anne255371
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't swim there but its very tempting ,pretty but small waterfall with picnic tables if you want to park up for an hr or so

Thank Missy G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here with our buggy tour to wash off all the mud. Lucky for us there had been rain in the previous weeks so the waterfall was flowing. The road was being fixed when we went up so should be in better condition over...More

Thank Stell_Stu
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was fortunate enough to have a car while on the island so I decided to visit the falls. There is an admission cost so be prepared to pay that before you enter up the hill. The roadway up to the falls is a bit...More

Thank Tiffany W
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