Maire Nui Botanical Gardens, Rarotonga

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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. To visit Maire Nui Botanical Gardens on your holiday in Rarotonga, and find out what else Rarotonga has to offer, use our Rarotonga vacation builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • This garden is beautiful and expansive -- I'm not sure we even walked the entire grounds. There are many manicured paths to wander through. My kids really enjoyed exploring the garden and looking at t...  more »
  • We had trouble finding it as the signing was confusing ,as it advertised the caffe,The caffe serves good coffe & it is famous for its cheese cake,a shady spot on a hot day.Frank Arnd  more »
  • We pulled in here on a whim, looking for a place to replenish ourselves after a night of heavy drinking. We were not disappointed. The salads made with juicy local produce were beautiful, and the chee...  more »
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  • Great place to relax, eat and taken in the beauty of the Tropics! Love the fresh prawn salad! The flowers and trees were so beautiful and well kept!
  • Nice gardens to wander through. We didn't try the cafe.
  • The best place to experience the flowers and trees of the tropical Cook Islands, we walked through the vast gardens which were all well maintained and beautiful. There was a $5 donation at the entrance, which was well worth it, and a lovely cafe inside which had a great selection of salads and deserts. It was a pleasant walk through the gardens, and something that I'm glad to have visited.
  • Beautiful gardens, a must see.
  • Well worth the visit