Papua ( Wigmore's) Waterfall, Rarotonga

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Splash into the swimming hole at the base of Papua ( Wigmore's) Waterfall, where water cascades down a sloping cliff. Bring your water shoes if you plan to swim, and wear plenty of bug repellant to chase off mosquitos. Before you go, ask the locals if the waterfall is worth visiting. During the dry season, the government redirects water to the town supply, leaving the waterfall almost completely dry. Make Papua ( Wigmore's) Waterfall a centerpiece of your Rarotonga vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Rarotonga trip planning site .
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  • The only waterfall on this Island Paradise of Rarotonga Cook Islands Accessible by car or scooter and well worth the visit After a bit of rain the water cascades over the falls and at the base is a sw...  more »
  • With or without water - it's still worth the drive/ walk/ scoot up to see this. Not much water falling at all when we were there, but still worth it.  more »
  • Its good to go and see if you want to see an empty waterfall but they are currently redoing the water system there so at the moment it is empty and I don't know if it will ever go back to normal.  more »
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