Punanga Nui, Avarua

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Do not miss the exciting cultural experience of Punanga Nui, a sprawling market offering produce, crafts, and much more. Traditional music sets the scene for a vibrant atmosphere, and you can spot dancers here and there while shopping. Freshly caught fish, honey, fruit, vegetables, and tropical flowers are all locally produced. If you do not plan to make your own dinner, head to the cooked-food tents instead. Sellers offer everything from mouthwatering fruit smoothies to kebabs. If you want to pick up some souvenirs, choose from pearls and shells, whale-bone necklaces, quilts, and sarongs. Put Punanga Nui on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Avarua visit planning website .
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  • Stop activity I did in Rarotonga. Great way to discover what is available on the island. Great bargains and plenty of food to taste  more »
  • Sat mornings this is must. So many food options and very reasonably priced. Anything you can find in the stores is here. Plus there was a cultural dance show in the morning with young islanders perfor...  more »
  • Good mix of handicrafts and food. They have dancing etc. as well. Really fun way to spend Saturday morning. The market isn't nearly as good on other days. It's a big attraction so if you catch the bus...  more »
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  • A great selection of food. Enjoyed the BBQ lamb chops and the healthy salad options. Great place to get fruit and veges and souvenirs to take home. Held in town every Saturday morning until 1pm
  • Such a cool destination, a must visit to support the local goods and produce! And you get such an exotic variety of fruits and veges that are a real treat. Great for souvenirs and also just to chat and hang with the locals
  • Farmers market with great food, produce, local dancers and goods. Little bit of everything and fun people.
  • Awesome markets. Lots of stalls. From fresh coconuts, fruits and vegetables to arts and crafts, souvenirs and heaps of places to get hot food! Great place to take kids
  • Beautigul markeT. Every saturday to 8 from 12 pm you can enjoy the local cuisine, smoothies, fruits, and gift. You can't go to Rarotonga and no visit the Punanga Nui Market...
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