Maire Nui Botanical Gardens, Rarotonga

4.1
#3 of 12 in Parks in Rarotonga
Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
For a close and concentrated look at Cook Islands' rich plant life, stop by Maire Nui Botanical Gardens. Wander the trails among lily ponds, palm trees, and blooming flowers beds, and admire sweeping mountain views. Keep an eye out for native wildlife, like lizards and colorful birds. When you need to rest your feet, head to the onsite cafe and try the organic salads, made fresh each day. Visitors with a sweet tooth can choose from muffins or cheesecakes. Add Maire Nui Botanical Gardens and other attractions to your Titikaveka trip itinerary using our Titikaveka attractions planner.
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  • A pleasant stroll through lush colorful plantings await all who venture into this delightful place. As with all gardens, it’s an ever evolving constantly changing place. It’s been a work of passion....  more »
  • Well established garden. Its of different trees flowers and fruit. Some bits are off limits. Otherwise a very beautiful walk lovely to see lots of flowers in flowering. It is well worth the five...  more »
  • Do not limit your time on Rarotonga to only the beaches. The Maire Nui Tropical Gardens is absolutely worth a visit. Although it is relatively small, the gardens have been divided into many pathways.....  more »
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  • 4 acres of groomed gardens and fauna. There is a red goodwill box at the entrance. $5 per person. Adored this place. We were the only ones here at the time. Tranquil and quiet. There were some bridges and different paths to take. Would be a lovely spot for an event or picnic(I don't know if you are allowed to do that here) I loved it for the photography. There was a cafe onsite but it was closed. Can't recommend this place enough, a must visit. I will be coming back on my next visit.
  • Absolutely beautiful gardens, well worth the entry fee. A beautiful collection that showcases the glorious flowers.
  • Owner is a real personality, food is fresh, home grown, made on site. Delicious food, refreshing drink. Surroundings are gorgeous, tropical garden, alfresco dining. Plan a return before we leave.
  • Beautiful tropical Garden, Cafe is closed for now on 17 July 2019. 5 Dollar entry fee (self regulated)
  • Really enjoyed the walk through here, loads of flora and fauna. Shame the cafe wasn't open :( worth the walk :)

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