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Water not flowing. Don't bother unless you know

Water not flowing. Don't bother unless you know its been raining. We saw it at the end of Pa's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dubbo, Australia
Rip Off!!

The Cook Islands are an amazing place to visit but This is a total rip-off! We "paid" to use the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shootingstars R
New South Wales, Australia
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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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  • Average41%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible11%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Water not flowing. Don't bother unless you know its been raining. We saw it at the end of Pa's cross island trek so didnt pay

Thank LachMe
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cook Islands are an amazing place to visit but This is a total rip-off! We "paid" to use the road to see the waterfall, apparently there is no reason to pay as the island maintains the road ( the road does not belong to...More

Thank Shootingstars R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a shame to have gone all the way up the dirt road only to find there was no water fall due to no rain and the swimming hole was looking pretty green and not suitable for swimming. Just as well the local man...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Access to Wigmores waterfall use to be free of charge, but earlier this year a group of locals decided that tourists should have to pay- $2.00 for a scooter or $5.00 for a car. WHAT A RIP OFF !!! The drive up to the waterfall...More

Thank Retirees65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, there is an improvised and very unofficially looking road block "No money, no entry" taking 5 NZD to enter. The street to the "waterfall" is wide and well kept. At the "waterfall" there is something like a sitting area that is full of garbage...More

Thank Micha1907
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were charged $5 to drive up to the waterfall even when there was no waterfall to see, just a small pool of mosquito infested water . Obviously there is more water at different times of the year though.

Thank ccbetts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not going to be too harsh on this attraction. Its just important to note that if you go during the dry season (I was there in Sept '17) there is not a waterfall unless there has been a recent heavy rain. It was...More

Thank Kathyey1
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Unfortunately the waterfall was very minimal,,, just a trickle... we hiked from here over the island that was pretty magical to the needle. Please take insect repellant. Also the charge is for the road, either $2 per person or $5 a car I believe. We...More

Thank jojo652015
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We visited the wingmore's waterfall hoping to be "wowed" but were quite disappointed. Driving up there, locals charge you $5 to drive up and we werent quite sure this was legit but still paid the $5 (literally 2 plastic chairs & a poster on the...More

1  Thank w0rldstraveller
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Skip it altogether unless part of a safari tour. The tourism pictures make this place look like an ideal tropical swimming hole complete with waterfall. The truth is the island is short on water so they harvest it upstream from the waterfall so all that...More

Thank Tiffany C
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