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Punanga Nui

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 79 781
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Great markets

Make sure you get there early as it gets busy and closes around 2 some great bargains to be had... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sharon C
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Cranebrook, Australia
Great Saturday market

We went on a Saturday morning was great experience. Loads of food stalls and crafts and gifts to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Robyn H
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Saturday is the best time to visit this outdoor market where you can purchase fruits, vegetables, bedding and clothing.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Avarua, Cook Islands
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+682 79 781
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Reviewed yesterday

Make sure you get there early as it gets busy and closes around 2 some great bargains to be had. Island clothes are great and so are the flowers for the head, hand made hats and local food.there is entertainment and it is spread out...More

Thank Sharon C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went on a Saturday morning was great experience. Loads of food stalls and crafts and gifts to buy. Cultural dance show with children dancing was good to watch. Got a few good bargains on some souvenirs.

Thank Robyn H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic market and one you must visit. We were there for two Saturdays and got to go twice. Great freshly made food and amazing Rarotongan goodies; shells, wooden crafts and clothing

Thank Tina D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Punanga Nui Market is THE thing to do on Saturday's morning in Rarotonga. In-fact some businesses are open at 12 just to accommodate it. The food at the market is super good, and I would consider it cheap eats - the portions are huge! We...More

Thank Kirk's G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stop activity I did in Rarotonga. Great way to discover what is available on the island. Great bargains and plenty of food to taste

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sat mornings this is must. So many food options and very reasonably priced. Anything you can find in the stores is here. Plus there was a cultural dance show in the morning with young islanders performing. Had a great time, wished we had been there...More

Thank Lisa_and_Lewis
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good mix of handicrafts and food. They have dancing etc. as well. Really fun way to spend Saturday morning. The market isn't nearly as good on other days. It's a big attraction so if you catch the bus, it will be crowded. Takes cash -...More

Thank oceaniatravel
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

This is a wonderful street market with booths from locals all over the island. They sell everything from pearls to produce - sarongs to sushi, and all by the most friendly people on the planet. It is a great way to meet the locals and...More

Thank Kole F
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Cook Islands SPCA Op Shop Rarotonga  A little while ago a wonderful supporter from overseas asked me how she could help out the Cook Islands SPCA op shop, which is located in the Punanga Nui Market was there anything specific she could bring to help...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Fun way to spend a morning. Lots of souvenir and food stalls reasonably priced. Great people watching, friendly atmosphere and entertainment on the stage. Make sure you have cash.

Thank allie136
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romez274
8 September 2017|
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Response from Manydreamscometrue | Reviewed this property |
The market is available to local residents to sell or advertise their products or services. A fee is paid by each stall holder.
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kiwihappydragonlady
2 March 2017|
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Response from Sandraleelovering | Reviewed this property |
Market is open Saturday morning 8am till 1pm, it is bustling with all stalls open from arts and crafts, clothing and food. Only select shops open Monday to Friday and they are predominantly at the top end of the marketplace... More
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carrie808
22 January 2017|
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Response from terahans | Reviewed this property |
Yes only Saturdays, try Muri night markets but it's a shame you won't get to enjoy the buzz that surrounds the Saturday fun
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