Wigmore's Waterfall, Rarotonga

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#4 of 6 in Nature in Cook Islands
Splash into the swimming hole at the base of 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 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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  • October 8, 2017
    Water not flowing. Don't bother unless you know its been raining. We saw it at the end of Pa's cross island trek so didnt pay  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    The Cook Islands are an amazing place to visit but This is a total rip-off! We "paid" to use the road to see the waterfall, apparently there is no reason to pay as the island maintains the road ( the ...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    It was a shame to have gone all the way up the dirt road only to find there was no water fall due to no rain and the swimming hole was looking pretty green and not suitable for swimming. Just as well ...  more »
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  • September 20, 2017
    Would be ok if there was water coming down the waterfall but has been dry leading up to our trip, we visited this place on the Buggy tour
  • May 13, 2017
    Great little supermarket, cheaper then other stores.
  • June 14, 2017
    The water fall is very small.

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