Maire Nui Botanical Gardens, Rarotonga

3.9
#4 of 12 in Parks in Rarotonga
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 Rarotonga trip itinerary using our Rarotonga attractions planner .
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  • Really worth a good look. Run on a tight budget but really good Beautiful grounds and great purpose.  more »
  • Although just off the main road, this garden is really a "place of solitude" like a small tropical world of its own (not sure though if being in December is also some "seasonal factor" for such quietn...  more »
  • Lovely gardens to stroll around in, so peaceful and relaxing, large area with lots of different plants. Unfortunately the day we were there the cafe was closed. There is no charge but a donation box i...  more »
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  • Pretty average cafe. They rave on about there famous cheesecake unfortunately I overheard waitress say they buy it in lol.Tried it didn't look fresh..The gardens are lovely to walk around.
  • Cafe was closed for refurbishment but there was no way of knowing this until after a wasted visit.
  • Small but beautiful gardens to walk through. The cafe was closed in early March during our visit.
  • Very nice location, beautiful. Service was friendly. A bit overpriced however, especially for vegetarians. We had the paw paw salad without the chicken and they still charged us full price ($18.50; fancy lettuce, carrot and paw paw - that's it). Cheesecake was amazing but again overpriced ($16.50).
  • Fresh food and friendly service.
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