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Drove to the waterfall

We drove to the waterfall in a car we rented. It was $5 to use the road that is on private... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
taylor3349
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Illinois
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Wigmore‘s Wonderful Waterfall

I’m just home from my third visit to Raro, and, as usual, I’m just a tad bit reluctant to tell you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karin W
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Los Angeles, California
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Reachable by hiking trail or four-wheel vehicle, Rarotonga's only fall is also known as Papua Waterfall, because water from the Papua stream spills down the cliff into a beautiful swimming hole.
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  • Average39%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible12%
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove to the waterfall in a car we rented. It was $5 to use the road that is on private property. Beautiful natural waterfall. Bring bug spray! The water is used to provide water to the island. You cannot swim in it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m just home from my third visit to Raro, and, as usual, I’m just a tad bit reluctant to tell you about a mostly undiscovered gem on Raro. However, in keeping with the spirit of TripAdviser and it’s wonderful travelers, I will share yet another...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on Pa's walk which is not a long walk but tough. Quite muddy and in parts using ropes for help. We were picked up from bungalows and taken to a meeting point on opposite side of the mountains. The waterfalls can almost be...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice drive up to the falls, and we went after heavy rain, lots of mozzies so go prepared. We went for a swim which was very refreshing as went here with Raro Buggy Tour. Would recommend a visit here as very tranquil

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

We are staying very near so thought we should see it. We were a little taken aback to be asked to pay $5 but I suppose somebody needs to keep up the road. It seems this is the south end of the cross island walk,...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

There was some unofficial looking people blocking the road and collecting $5 to visit the waterfall. I have no idea what this money is being used for. We visited the waterfall when there was hardly any water flowing. You would see more water flushing your...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Not much to see for the $5/car fee and the mozzies will pick you up and carry you away if you let them! Only flowing if there's been rain.

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

This has been a favourite visiting place for tourists and locals for many years - make sure you go when there has been recent rainfall otherwise nothing to see. In recent times however, Pa Ariki is charging $5 to travel on the road to visit...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

It is disappointing that Pa Ariki has allowed locals to charge for this beautiful part of Rarotonga. They should not be charging out of principle and have become greedy. Please do not encourage them by paying to see the waterfall.

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

There is fee to see the Waterfall-if the guys are there. And there needs to have been rain for it to be flowing.

Thank Heather S
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