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  • 3 Amigos
    Brisbane, Australia53 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved our time here - lots to look at and food to try. We got smoothies that were $15each though and I nearly fell over at the price as I wasn’t paying attention. Sadly they weren’t great either. Other than that the shops were great and everyone very friendly - definitely worth a visit. I actually held off buying much as it was our first day so I thought I’d find things throughout my trip but the best of it was definitely at these markets.
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • Sandra B
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was fortunate enough to visit Sunday service when travelling choral groups from outer islands were also visiting. The singing and indeed the whole service is a must do when visiting the Cook Islands!
    Written 26 August 2023
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  • Ben R
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I really liked this snorkel adventure with the family. The swim was easy and we were able to see a lot of cool things and I loved the shipwreck.
    Written 29 October 2019
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  • Kenneth T
    8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The small museum is actually a wing of the library on Rarotonga. So much information and artifacts relating to Cook Islands history and thr culture of the islands.
    Unfortunately photography was not allowed within the museum, so I had to take handwritten notes and sketch the artifacts. However, out in the library section, there more items on display and they COULD be photographed.
    For a 70 year old visitor from the Sonoran Desert of North America (Phienix, Arizona, USA), the cultural knowledge of the Cook Islands was mostly new to me. However the humidity and lack of circulating air (no AC nor even fans) made me uncomfortable after an hour inside the museum.
    Overall I'm glad I went to the museum, learned much, and it was worth the walk from the bus stop on the main road.
    Written 11 April 2024
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  • Kiwishell
    Buckinghamshire, UK22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great local Catholic Church with Sunday Mass services to suit everyone. Very welcoming congregation. Kids went off to Sunday School and reported back as to what they had learnt too. Fantastic singing. Windows and doors were open for great ventilation.
    Written 21 November 2022
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  • 963Marie
    Lower Hutt, New Zealand8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This well-established Jeweler specializes in the Cook Island Black Pearls. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Assisted us without any 'hard sell' and went out of their way to ensure we were happy with our purchase. This was a very special purchase to mark our 30th Wedding Anniversary and it was made complete by their professionalism and attention to detail. I highly recommend.
    Written 28 July 2023
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  • GRZ
    Chicago, IL10,092 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love murals, I love island art and here it's a stunning mix of both - whether you walk along the sidewalk or drive the car (speed limit is low, and there is never any traffic on Raro so this was my preferred way of enjoying it - I actually try to drive along it as much as I could whenever we left the hotel as it is something special!) - and absolute highlight of our visit to Raro - something that sinks into the the heart immediately - there is just so many parts and it goes on and on - loved it!!!

    TIP: (going south to north allows you no cars, other than pedestrians screening the art but you are much closer to it enjoy it, so actually going north to south was a better option to me, though you do bump into an occasional car "for a fraction of a second" :)
    Written 25 November 2023
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  • Cheryl B
    Wellington, New Zealand12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Like many museums in small countries this one is also small. However the building is relatively spacious and the exhibits presented well.

    The exhibition on missionary activity was interesting (sequential development on each island) and I loved the beautiful kumete (bowls) nearby.

    I was a bit hot from walking around this precinct so my visit was short due to a need for a swim but it was useful and I learned some new things about the Cooks.

    Definitely worth a visit but don’t expect a Te Papa experience.
    Written 30 September 2022
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  • Rusty Sage
    Hobart, Australia118 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The authenticity of the couple who own it. They are both very talented and humble people. Thank you so much
    Written 7 February 2022
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  • Gardengirl212
    Sydney, Australia1,363 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took advantage of an overcast rainy day to visit art galleries, museums and shops. The Little Red Gallery was a lovely place with some amazing art. Worth a visit.
    Written 6 November 2023
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