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Punanga Nui

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 79 781
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main cultural market-busy Saturday

If you want to go shopping this is it. All in one place. I went Saturday as its the biggest . It... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
dee a
Perth, Australia
Made in China products

Most of the stuff is made in china and you have enough vendors selling them, but there is a few... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Saturday is the best time to visit this outdoor market where you can purchase fruits, vegetables, bedding and clothing.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want to go shopping this is it. All in one place. I went Saturday as its the biggest . It was busy. Bought a T shirt and a couple of loose black pearls for later making into earrings.

Thank dee a
Reviewed 5 days ago

Most of the stuff is made in china and you have enough vendors selling them, but there is a few local places that you can actually get some souvenirs. And the food shops are nice

Thank letsbehonest21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good place to shop on a Saturday. The market is open every day but Saturday is the day the stalls are full and everyone seems to be there. Situated by the port, you can walk from town and the bus also stops...More

Thank 534linda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sizable market with everyone selling their wares at top dollar of course. Got a coconut and some minoi oil and afew little trinkets but overall an oversized Saturday market. Nothing for a vegetarian as it consists of heavy meat and fish dishes but had an...More

Thank Lsas26
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

The market is on every Saturday morning and is quite extensive. My wife and I are not really market people but the Punanga Nui market has it all if you want local produce and wares. Interesting to wander around and check out the local wares...More

1  Thank peter255325
Reviewed 6 November 2017

By going to the Cook Islands no trip is complete without visiting the Saturday Markets. There is everything even young girls doing a show to raise money , they love what they do and thet are full of smiles. Have a chat with the loocals...More

Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Don't miss a visit to this bustling market. Lots of cheap eats, fresh produce, local handicrafts, clothing, jewellery and more. My favourite stall was the Rito coconut based hair and skin products. The shampoo, conditioner. Sugar scrub and soap are fantastic. They also sell cold...More

Thank HelenL1000
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We had a great time at the Punanga Nui markets which were a lot bigger than we expected considering Rarotonga is such a small island. There's a mix of stalls selling everything from freshly made green and fruit smoothies (delicious!) and other food including cafes...More

2  Thank Odysseyx
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This was a nice way to spend our last morning in Rarotonga. The market is huge, there are a lot of food stalls as well as souvenirs - lots of beautiful pareus. I got a beautiful ei katu (flower headdress) that was a day old...More

1  Thank Foreverliz10
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Make sure to get there early, so much of the fresh fruit and food is snapped up early in the morning. We caught the 7:15 bus into town and easily spent the next few hours, wandering the markets - we picked up lots of food,...More

1  Thank shaneneg
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8 September 2017|
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.
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
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