Maire Nui Botanical Gardens, Rarotonga

(4.2/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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
  • Gardens amazing, food was nice and the staff were fantastic, friendly and helpful. We were encouraged to have a good look around the expansive gardens. One negative was a man who appeared to be the ow...  more »
  • This is a very pretty garden! It was up kept well and you must visit the Hidden Spirit cafe in the gardens. Absolutely beautiful plants, but you won't spend more than an hour there (w/o the food).  more »
  • As another reviewer said ...take the time to look at the photo albums (in the cafe) it shows and dedication and love that went into this garden...the creation of this garden. Take the time to enjoy th...  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.
  • Beautiful gardens, a must see.
  • 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.
  • Well worth the visit