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Reachable by hiking trail or four-wheel vehicle, Rarotonga's only fall is...

Reachable by hiking trail or four-wheel vehicle, Rarotonga's only fall is also known as Papua Waterfall, because water from the Papua stream spills down the cliff into a beautiful swimming hole.

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Free for walkers, $2 for scooters and $5 for cars to travel up a slight incline for 1.5km (approx) of gravel road. Lovely friendly local young people at the entrance. My friends... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Di P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the perfect way to end your trek to the needle!! Cold and refreshing!! Enjoy the locals showing off their jumping and swimming skills!!

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Thank Glenda D
New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

road always closed, apparently something happened between visitors to the area and owners, read the the newspaper, not so good!

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Thank Dion h
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to pay to go see it and it is nothing special. I'm sure there are much more impressive waterfalls where ever you may be from in the World. Enjoy the beach, lagoon, people and culture and don't bother with this ridiculous tourist trap. If it were free than maybe, but even then....meh.

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Thank Dubya80
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waterfall is no longer swim-able as it is a water source on the island. The road up to the waterfall is in extremely rough shape, however we were able to get up to the water fall on a scooter. There are a crew of people set up at the beginning of the road collecting a small access "Fee" which... More 

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Thank Kyle U
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free for walkers, $2 for scooters and $5 for cars to travel up a slight incline for 1.5km (approx) of gravel road. Lovely friendly local young people at the entrance. My friends and I went up twice - one as a walk purely to see the waterfall and another day we ran up it for our morning workout. The waterfall... More 

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Thank Di P
Burnley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

$5 entrance fee seemed a good deal, but there is not much to see, the road is very rough with pot holes, and the place is riddled with mosquitos. Maybe after a real heavy shower it would be worth braving the mosquitos, otherwise not worth it!

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Thank Richard T
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked the cross Island Track and ended up at this wonderful waterfall with a large swimming hole at the bottom. It was very refreshing and there are picnic tables also. Watch out for the plague of mosquitos present. They can be very annoying.

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Thank bilvel
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drive up is quite rugged but certainly ok for cars, just take it slow. Water is very cool and refreshing. Had to pay $5 per car but is worth it to have a swim in lovely mountain water. Mosquitoes are rampant so be prepared

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Thank Liz S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a lovely drive up, past an abandoned hotel, and the SPCA kennels. The vegetation is unbelievable! The waterfall is a bit underwhelming, but still lovely and charming. It is a $5 cover for cars to get up the road, and the cross island hike exit is right at the falls as well. But the mosquitoes are not to... More 

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Thank nmeas1
Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

so we had to pay $5 dollars per car to enter and the drive was nice the water fall you can swim in and all the locals do. but the water was very muddy

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