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Punanga Nui

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 79 781
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Place to be if your hungry, hot food, refreshing smooties, cold drinks, found the BEST Rawfish or... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Auckland Central, New Zealand
via mobile
Always worth popping in...

Saturday morning on Raro just ain't Saturday morning without dropping in to Punanga Nui Markets... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andy H
Sydney, Australia
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Saturday is the best time to visit this outdoor market where you can purchase fruits, vegetables, bedding and clothing.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fruit” (44 reviews)
“waffles” (18 reviews)
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Avarua, Cook Islands
Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 79 781
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Place to be if your hungry, hot food, refreshing smooties, cold drinks, found the BEST Rawfish or locals call it ika mata, looking for cheap produce and seeking gifts, here you will see what Rarotonga locals have to offer wake up early and take a...More

Thank Vavia_Tupou2011
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday morning on Raro just ain't Saturday morning without dropping in to Punanga Nui Markets. Don't go too early - allow the locals some set-up time and wait until the crowd builds a little to better immerse yourself in the experience. 0900-1000 is my window...More

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This could be a place that you see some people!! There was local live music and heap dance as part of advertisements for a cultural dance show. Products were maily food, juices, fruits and smoothies together with clothes, crafts and souvenirs. I saw a massage...More

Thank Arash V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

open on Saturday only from 8 till about 12.30. is a must do for anyone visiting Rarotonga everything from local food and drink to clothing, sportswear, hand made ukuleles, art, island craft and entertainment

Thank toppopof6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of stalls, selling your typical market stuff, clothes (lots of sarongs), jewellery, fresh produce etc. we had a lovely morning at the markets wandering around but did think a lot of it was overpriced.

Thank Nakichick
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want to go shopping this is it. All in one place. I went Saturday as its the biggest . It was busy. Bought a T shirt and a couple of loose black pearls for later making into earrings.

Thank dee a
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Most of the stuff is made in china and you have enough vendors selling them, but there is a few local places that you can actually get some souvenirs. And the food shops are nice

Thank letsbehonest21
Reviewed 26 November 2017

This is a good place to shop on a Saturday. The market is open every day but Saturday is the day the stalls are full and everyone seems to be there. Situated by the port, you can walk from town and the bus also stops...More

Thank 534linda
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Sizable market with everyone selling their wares at top dollar of course. Got a coconut and some minoi oil and afew little trinkets but overall an oversized Saturday market. Nothing for a vegetarian as it consists of heavy meat and fish dishes but had an...More

Thank Lsas26
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

The market is on every Saturday morning and is quite extensive. My wife and I are not really market people but the Punanga Nui market has it all if you want local produce and wares. Interesting to wander around and check out the local wares...More

1  Thank peter255325
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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