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Maire Nui Botanical Gardens

Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 55 795
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Great place to visit

We talk a walk through here on a beautiful sunny day and really enjoyed it. There are a lot of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hidden treasure

Doesn't look like much from the road, but when you park your car or scooter, walk across the little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Murray S
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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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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“cheesecake” (41 reviews)
“tropical plants” (20 reviews)
“hidden spirit” (16 reviews)
Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 55 795
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We talk a walk through here on a beautiful sunny day and really enjoyed it. There are a lot of different tropical plants to see and paths that take you on little adventures. There is a $5 donation request when you arrive but is well...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Doesn't look like much from the road, but when you park your car or scooter, walk across the little bridge, and down a path through bush and plants, you come to a clearing with a neat little cafe. Further exploration reveals a maze of paths...More

Thank Murray S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read about visiting these Botanical Gardens prior to going to Rarotonga and our whole family went; four adults and three children. Fantastic little cafe and so incredibly reasonable for such wonderful food, and the service was exceptional. We hardly waited any time and...More

Thank Anne255118
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I and her young son visited the gardens on Friday 6th of October. It is well sign-posted and we had no problems finding scooter parks. There is an honesty box just a few meters inside the entranceway that requests a entrance donation...More

Thank danafamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dragged my husband into the gardens and we both really enjoyed. They are so peaceful and beautiful. It's locally owned and takes a lot of upkeep to keep them this way.

Thank Heather T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with family of 5 but didnt eat because of the price of food. The gardens are free thought with a suggested $5 donation to enter. Lovely gardens with unusual flowers. Def worth a look

Thank LachMe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great relaxing walk through the gardens. Very peaceful with lovely laid out gardens. Enjoyed watching the baby chickens with their mother. Friendly staff at the cafe

Thank Jon G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a privately run and well kept, clean and beautiful garden to wander around and relax. Plant lovers can pick up some seeds to carry home and have fun with. There is also a cafe in a very nice setting offering lunch, cakes etc....More

Thank Micha1907
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 18 September 2017 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
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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