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Maire Nui Botanical Gardens

Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 55 795
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Beautiful gardens and lovely cafe

Beautiful gardens with so many lovely tropical trees and flowers. A lot of work goes into them. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Broome, Australia
Hidden treasure

So glad we visited the gardens. The native plants are so vibrant compared to back home and seeing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Stacey G
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Located on the south coast of the island, these gardens contain many local plants and flowers that are not only beautiful but have medicinal uses.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 55 795
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful gardens with so many lovely tropical trees and flowers. A lot of work goes into them. The cafe is a hidden gem (the name Hidden Spirit Cafe is appropriate). We had a delicious meal as well as making some purchases from their gift shop.

Thank frankyo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So glad we visited the gardens. The native plants are so vibrant compared to back home and seeing them all in one place is breathtaking. $5 entry is totally worth it. Cafe looked good but we'd already eaten.

Thank Stacey G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent about two hours there in early Sept '17. I found it a very nice place to wander. Some trails are very clearly marked, others not so much. A lot of acreage to wander through. Great native plants and some nice flowers even though it...More

Thank Kathyey1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure if it was the time of year,but we were disappointed not to see a lot of native flowers. We had a lovely walk around even thou it was an overcast day Would like to see again at a different time of year The...More

Thank huffam-family
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely walk around the gardens,finished with their delicious lemon cheesecake not the cheapest but well worth the cost,we also had a second visit just to the cafe and had their chicken curry very tasty and well presented. $5 to enter the garden but worth the...More

Thank Kiwis2NthShoreAuck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Maire Nui Tropical Gardens and Hidden Spirit cafe in July. The gardens are well worth a walk through as they are well planned with lots of little trails and glades. If you haven't seen many sub tropical palms and flowers, this is...More

Thank 413Barbara
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cool treat to wander among the tropical plants down rambling paths. A magnificent bright yellow flowered tree dominated a clearing and dropped a carpet of yellow Chrysathemum like flowers. Stunning!

Thank EFH1948
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the stop - just a shame we weren't there a month later to see the whole garden in bloom, but still many amazing flowers and foliage to take the breath away. Lovely café with good coffee and huge muffins.

Thank lynne780
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the bus here from our motel as we are both interested in photography and wanted to look at a sample of the local flora. There is plenty of that to see, a few garden sculptures and a nice pond round it out. Far...More

Thank vjpaul
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stop and wander around this organic little piece of paradise, have some lemon meringue cheesecake in the cafe and check out the flora and fauna

Thank julznz
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Dave J
22 December 2016|
Response from hardtoget | Property representative |
Kia Orana Dave, Our Cafe will be closed from 24-27th December and the 1st,2nd January. Please note we do not open on Saturdays. Hours will be ; 10am-5.00pm We do suggest you always ring beforehand over this period. Our... More
Michael W
26 October 2016|
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Response from Angela H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry No, but it was the best.
Erin D
19 March 2016|
Response from hardtoget | Property representative |
Hi Erin, Yes in fact we hire out the garden space for weddings and events. It is safe to say it is the unique space on the island. Please contact us on email or pm us on facebook. Let us know your proposed date, number of... More