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Punanga Nui

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Best place to experience everything all at once!

We loved that we could experience so much in 1 place, children performing, drums and ukele playing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Awesome cultural experience

So cool. Lots of local things for sale as well as plenty of food and entertainment options. This is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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“waffles”(19 reviews)
Saturday is the best time to visit this outdoor market where you can purchase fruits, vegetables, bedding and clothing.
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Avarua, Cook Islands
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All reviews saturday morning fruit waffles food stalls great market cultural show local produce saturday market stalls selling black pearls arts and crafts raw fish wander around waffle shack plenty of food local dance t shirts
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved that we could experience so much in 1 place, children performing, drums and ukele playing, gifts galore for the whole whanau, gorgeous ei to wear on my head and local food!

Thank TreenaS18
Reviewed 6 days ago

So cool. Lots of local things for sale as well as plenty of food and entertainment options. This is a must do.

Thank mackem70
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the market twice, as we were told it’s open all the time, firstly on Saturday then Tuesday...... wish we had bought what we wanted on Saturday as the market on the other days isn’t a market, it’s more a few people selling a...More

Thank Mick A
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Saturday market day wasn't too busy when we arrived. We bought shirts from the SPCA shop, had a good yarn with some shop staff and booked our tickets for Te Vara Nui. We didn't eat at the waffle shack, but they were busy. Great venue,...More

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Great place to grab souvenirs and experience a live show while enjoying a fresh juice in the sun, keep an eye on the prices as some can be more than the store in town, you can find things that aren’t in the shops which is...More

Thank Tinnie26
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Good selection of real local goods as well as the obligatory tee shirts etc. Good selection of market meals. There are also fruit and veges (local) available if you so desire. It does get busy but a lot of room and everyone is chilled and...More

Thank WayneK160
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Great food - local and european - huge amount of vendors. Place to stock up if in self contained accommodation. Well attended by locals as well as tourists. Lots of 'stuff' for tourists to buy as well. Best fruits smoothie/good coffee/pastries - what more can...More

Thank amr100
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Interesting market close to town. Interesting items for sale and some good food including coconut drinks.

Thank chinalugga
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Most locals will tell you this is THE spot every Saturday morning for a good feed (hungover or not) LOL. Great variety of food to satisfy every taste. Get in early the good stuff goes quick!

Thank Tina K
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Range of vendors and a wide range of interesting food. Suggest you get there early (7:30am/8am) to catch the bakers as they sell out quickly. Good way to spend a couple of hours.

Thank Emily N
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8 September 2017|
Response from Manydreamscometrue | Reviewed this property |
The market is available to local residents to sell or advertise their products or services. A fee is paid by each stall holder.
2 March 2017|
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Response from Sandraleelovering | Reviewed this property |
Market is open Saturday morning 8am till 1pm, it is bustling with all stalls open from arts and crafts, clothing and food. Only select shops open Monday to Friday and they are predominantly at the top end of the marketplace... More
22 January 2017|
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Response from terahans | Reviewed this property |
Yes only Saturdays, try Muri night markets but it's a shame you won't get to enjoy the buzz that surrounds the Saturday fun