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Punanga Nui

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 79 781
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Fun for the whole family

There were lots of booths selling souvenirs and food. Lots of locals there and it was a fun family... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jan L
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Toronto, Canada
A must do in Raro

The Saturday market is a bit of an institution for locals and tourists alike.It has really... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
chris w
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Wellington, New Zealand
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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” (43 reviews)
“waffles” (19 reviews)
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Avarua, Cook Islands
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+682 79 781
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"local produce"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There were lots of booths selling souvenirs and food. Lots of locals there and it was a fun family atmosphere. There was live cultural performances as well. Several of the food vendors also set up at the Muri night market.

Thank Jan L
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Saturday market is a bit of an institution for locals and tourists alike.It has really increased in size and variety over the years.If you are after fruit and veggies or the famous crossiants and doughnuts...go early like the locals do.Lots of food choices so...More

Thank chris w
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An absolute must see on Rarotonga.make sure you go hungry because there are so many great food stalls. Excellent place to souvenir shop, reasonably priced and excellent quality.

Thank cindyYEG
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to this neat market. Plenty of fresh fruit, veges and food plus local stalls. Go early.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Saturday morning market is well worth a visit. There are loads of photo opportunities, people everywhere, lots of stalls selling gifts, clothing and food. We enjoyed everything!! If you are using the local buses, they are pretty full towards the end of the markets,...More

Thank Carole B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great spot for breakfast on a Saturday, lively and colourful. Don't come too late, we arrived around 11:30am and lots of stalls had already packed up for the day.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Punanga Nui market is a must to include when in Rarotonga. Quality local items, friendly stall holders and a bustling environment of the local island culture. Picked up a black island pearl here and some nice cheaper items as keepsakes from the trip for...More

Thank Stingray7300
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

This market is very fun! If you want to try local food, tropical fruits and juices you need to go to this market. It is right across some of the rental car offices. Open only on Saturday! This is also a good place to chat...More

Thank minimize940314
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We arrived the Punanga Nui Market at 9.30am on Saturday having been told that the best time to arrive was between 8 & 9.....we were a little after then. However it didn't matter, there was lots to see, buy and eat. Both tourists & locals...More

Thank Williamsfamily2014
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Great market to go to on a Saturday morning, but go really early (before it starts officially) if you want fresh fruit and veges grown locally. As the locals are there and buying up fast! There are some stall holders who also sell their fruit...More

1  Thank Philange
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romez274
8 September 2017|
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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.
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kiwihappydragonlady
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
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carrie808
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
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