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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  • The market stalls are plentiful - selling all sorts of goods - from pups this time to hot food, clothing, pearls, and fresh fruit and vegies. It seems that there are more food stalls than in 2018... 
    The market stalls are plentiful - selling all sorts of goods - from pups this time to hot food, clothing, pearls, and fresh fruit and vegies. It seems that there are more food stalls than in 2018...  more »
  • This was a great big market to visit. There were lots of people. This was also a place where we managed to buy souvenirs. If we didn't visit this market, we wouldn't have been able to bring home what....  more
    This was a great big market to visit. There were lots of people. This was also a place where we managed to buy souvenirs. If we didn't visit this market, we wouldn't have been able to bring home what....  more »
  • We go to the Cook Islands regularly (except for Covid of course) and one of our highlights is the Markets. Mainly for the food but we still buy some trinkets we don't need and some clothes. If you.....  more
    We go to the Cook Islands regularly (except for Covid of course) and one of our highlights is the Markets. Mainly for the food but we still buy some trinkets we don't need and some clothes. If you.....  more »
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  • Visited in January 2022 just after the quarantine travel restarted. The market is a great place to be on a Saturday morning, there is a variety of stalls, food, smoothies, all readily accessible off of the main road. Value for money is good, meals ranging NZD10-15, with serving sizes quite generous. There are toilet facilities, water refill stations, and helpful people around.
  • Great market, full of variety and a huge number of stalls. From food to art with lots of clothes as well, it is worth a visit.
  • Lovely market, with food, pastries, souvenirs fresh smoothies….
  • Great place to go on a Saturday morning to shop for food, clothes, and souvenirs.
  • Went there last Saturday and was better than people told me. Lots of stalls with cool things, plenty of food and drink, and some great live music! Definitely a must see if there on the Saturday!

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