Maire Nui Botanical Gardens, Rarotonga

3.9
#4 of 12 in Parks in Rarotonga
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. Add Maire Nui Botanical Gardens and other attractions to your Avarua trip itinerary using our Avarua attractions planner .
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  • A nice quiet walk around the garden, however some areas seemed a bit more unkept than others. A bit underwhelmed by what I could see, but each to their own of course. We didn’t dine at the cafe howeve...  more »
  • The gardens are a great place to relax. The hidden cafe was great, good food and friendly staff. Definitely try the Cheesecake  more »
  • I stopped into the Botanical Gardens early one morning before it got unbearably hot out. If you enjoy nature put this on your list of things to do. Everything in the gardens was so picturesque it was ...  more »
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  • Pretty average cafe. They rave on about there famous cheesecake unfortunately I overheard waitress say they buy it in lol.Tried it didn't look fresh..The gardens are lovely to walk around.
  • Cafe was closed for refurbishment but there was no way of knowing this until after a wasted visit.
  • Small but beautiful gardens to walk through. The cafe was closed in early March during our visit.
  • Very nice location, beautiful. Service was friendly. A bit overpriced however, especially for vegetarians. We had the paw paw salad without the chicken and they still charged us full price ($18.50; fancy lettuce, carrot and paw paw - that's it). Cheesecake was amazing but again overpriced ($16.50).
  • Fresh food and friendly service.
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