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Maire Nui Botanical Gardens

Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 55 795
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Beautiful garden

Very nice garden with a honesty box entry. Kids enjoyed seeing all the interesting plants and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Priscilla S
via mobile
Getting a little tired.

This was our fourth visit in 2-1/2 years and we were looking forward to lunch at the little outdoor... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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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%
Travellers talk about
“cheesecake” (51 reviews)
“tropical plants” (22 reviews)
“hidden spirit” (16 reviews)
Titikaveka, Cook Islands
Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 55 795
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice garden with a honesty box entry. Kids enjoyed seeing all the interesting plants and fruits great to see something different from home. Nice walk, easy terrain. Take a hat as in certain spots can be really sunny. Cafe was closed when we were...More

Thank Priscilla S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our fourth visit in 2-1/2 years and we were looking forward to lunch at the little outdoor cafe. Sadly we found it to be closed and now only opening on 3 days a week. The plants were lovely as always, but lacking the...More

1  Thank potblak
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Our flight from LAX got in very early and we needed to wait until 2pm to check into our villa so we circumnavigated the island stopping at places that were open early on a Sunday. The Marie Nui Botanical Gardens were a pleasant surprise, we...More

Thank lauralagassa
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Amazing place to visit- abundant variety of tropical plants and flowers to enjoy. We stop by for lunch and the world famous cheese cake is out of this world.

Thank asianxxxtasy
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Enjoyed a very pleasant walk through the gardens - many beautiful flowers in blossom. There is a donation request ($5) to walk through the gardens. It is well worth the donation. The grounds are very well kept and it is just so lovely to be...More

Thank Jewlzcee
Reviewed 3 November 2017

The Gardens are beautiful. Easy to walk around, wheelchair friendly. A nominal entry fee, especially considering the cost of labour to keep all the tropical growth in such nice formation and the paths clear for easy walking. Loved the different tropical flowers and the size...More

Thank Rosieaus
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This is a pretty place that has a collection of tropical flowering plants and trees. It's quiet and peaceful and has a cafe although we didn't go in. There's also a lily pond with a bridge over it and a resident duck.

Thank Odysseyx
Reviewed 28 October 2017

The food was nice but it is costly, considering you need to pay to get in as well, $5 per person. Nice setting.

Thank jolene6969
Reviewed 22 October 2017

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

Thank FoxyLoxy025
Reviewed 15 October 2017

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
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Questions & Answers
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