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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  • This attraction may be better later in the wet season. Having to pay to visit a creek trickling over rocks was a bit over the top. Mosquitoes are also a problem here and long trousers with elastic bot...  more »
  • Depending on the season this wonderful attraction can be a raging waterfall or a trickling stream. Even though I have visited the Island several times I still find myself going to the Falls at least o...  more »
  • I have driven up to the waterfall previously but there had not been much rain so was more of a trickle so on my return visit after having plenty of rain overnight we took the drive. Unfortunately they...  more »
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  • 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
  • Great little supermarket, cheaper then other stores.
  • The water fall is very small.

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