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Maire Nui Botanical Gardens

Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 55 795
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Lovely gardens and great setting for cafe.

We visited the gardens near closing one day and had a lovely experience. We could appreciate the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
North Shore
Have lunch here

The Cafe in the gardens is fantastic - absolutely brilliant friendly staff and lovely lunch food. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheesecake” (45 reviews)
“hidden spirit” (14 reviews)
Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 55 795
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the gardens near closing one day and had a lovely experience. We could appreciate the hard work that has gone into the gardens and enjoyed the visit. The people were very welcoming. We then went back another day for the famous Cheesecake, which...More

Thank Rainedeer
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cafe in the gardens is fantastic - absolutely brilliant friendly staff and lovely lunch food. A beautiful tranquil place

Thank stuartb343
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens were a delightful spot to stop on our bicycle around the island. There's a cafe with good food and one of the best island settings. Entry is by donation, cafe prices reasonable

Thank WaihiBeachSue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the gardens, felt so relaxing surrounded by tropical gardens. The kids sandwich we had was huge, people lovely. Must see!

Thank AucklandWino
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our walk around the recently extended Botanical Gardens was a real joy.An abundance of tropical plants and flowers with water features and birds singing.

Thank Mediguru1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked right around the gardens and loved to see the native plantings as well as the working vegetable gardens. Lovely to see and here the native doves/pigeons?

Thank RosemaryRD6
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We went to the gardens on a very hot day to get our kid into the shade and have a stroll. The gardens are beautiful, really. Not hugely expansive but you can stroll around for an hour and enjoy. We had planned on having lunch...More

1  Thank eimearp864
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Ate lunch at Maire Nui Gardens. Upon entering, there was box to ask to voluntarily provide $5/person donation to help maintain gardens. We ordered Fish sandwich was really great tasting. I ordered Fruit salad with coconut and was OK tasking but seemed to have too...More

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We had a walk around the gardens. Nice flowers and trees. The gardens would be way better if there were information displayed about the variety of plants. The cafe is in a beautiful setting and serves nice hot drinks.

Thank Phillip B
Reviewed 25 June 2017

A lovely place to spend a few hours, wandering the gardens and sitting by the pond in the sun. We had an amazing lunch there, (their chicken curry was made with ingredients directly from the gardens and was delicious!!!!), and we were lucky enough to...More

Thank kaylahow
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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