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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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An inland water hole that's not always there! Not necessarily worth it.

A fairly popular spot to travel to, but there is far more on the island that is worth seeing first. I would recommend doing the Cross Island Walk (North to South), and ending the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's some years since we visited the waterfall. So we'd thought we'd have another look even those we hadn't been very impressed previously, particularly with the number of hungry mozzies looking for a feed. We were surprised to see the road blocked with oil drums and a sign that there was now a charge of $5 for cars and $2... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fairly popular spot to travel to, but there is far more on the island that is worth seeing first. I would recommend doing the Cross Island Walk (North to South), and ending the hike at the waterfall, where if it's full you can swim in the cool waters. Popular with locals, when it's full enough you can jump from... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your in Rarotonga, you might as well take 30 minutes and go see this waterfall. It isn;t anything special but it is easy to get to and pretty to look at. Make sure to take mosquito repellent as it has tons of them.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Now requesting $5 per car and $2 a bike to go up the the falls. When the toll master is not there, drums are placed across the road and a road closed sign is put up...

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best time to visit this waterfall is after a good rain. Just take a lot of mosquito repellent. You will be enveloped in a cloud of mosquitos upon arrival. The good thing is that the entrance to the road to the waterfall is near the Wigmore grocery store so you can get yourself some on the way. If you... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can drive up to the waterfall along a very rough road. It is not signposted but you turn off by the ruins of a Sheraton Hotel (and what's that all about). There is a car park and the start (or end) of a cross island trek path. The waterfall is beautiful but apart from seeing it, you can't easily... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This can be accessed by road past the Cook Island SPCA or as a welcome finish to the cross island walk. Cool, shaded and full of mosquites.

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Thank Pat M
Ngaruawahia, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked up from Wigmores because we were staying near by. Great walk to see some of the interior of the Island. Better still, contact the SPCA by phone and arrange to walk the pound dogs up there. SPCA is 20mins walk from the waterfall. The dogs love it and it helps socialise them increasing their chances of being rehomed.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This little waterfall is not far from Wigmore's Store with the turnoff behind the abandon Sheraton hotel. The road is rough going up but it isn't too far. The waterfall is a small pool and refreshing on a hot day. The water was flowing well on the day we visited. There are mossies as well so take repellant. The buggy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Family visited here twice beautiful location, will need insect repellent, perfect for couples to visit and swim for the day.

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