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Punanga Nui

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 79 781
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Wonderful Saturday Activity

The markets were amazing, full of colour and local culture. From the delicious pulled pork on rice... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
Great atmosphere interesting food

The Saturday morning market is a must at least once when you visit Rarotonga. Walk around and grab... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
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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
+682 79 781
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

The markets were amazing, full of colour and local culture. From the delicious pulled pork on rice I had for lunch to the beautiful fresh fruit smoothie I had as we watched the dancers on stage, I could not fault it. Lovely to interact with...More

1  Thank kaylahow
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The Saturday morning market is a must at least once when you visit Rarotonga. Walk around and grab some breckie or brunch and try some interesting foods. We loved the brie and bacon pancake with maple syrup. We also love the local stores selling tablecloths....More

1  Thank seniorluvstotravel
Reviewed 24 June 2017

I really enjoyed the markets, so many stalls selling jewellery, pareu(sarongs), hats, woven fans, clothing, fresh produce (bought a paw paw the size of a rugby ball for $3!). Found some great temporary tattoos polynesian designs, gifts for the nephews. Plenty of food options, had...More

2  Thank Buggerem
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Great local market to visit on a Saturday morning! Lots to eat pancakes, coconuts, waffles (from the waffle shack). Local sellers selling clothing items and black Pearls and gift ideas to take home or a gift for yourself. Worth a visit just to try out...More

Thank Bomb2012
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This is a exceptionality great place to visit on a Saturday morning. Lots of stalls that sell local type food; fruits and vegetables, cooked meals and snacks. Lots of locally Island craft and clothing and jewellery to buy.

1  Thank Marcel T
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

On four nights a week Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sunday from 5pm. Go early-ish as you maybe disappointed if they run out! Ray in the yellow gazebo does a mean Garlic Prawns, Kev's roast for pork belly and all the trimmings, Phat Kai for prawn spring...More

1  Thank rachnz2015
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Saturday mornings should be spent eating and shopping at the markets! with soo many stalls filled with gifts and food. You could spend the morning and early afternoon here just walking around and enjoying the show that is put on.

Thank lianaenoka
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Lots of little pop up stores, definitely lots of local items to select from, at various price ranges. Local food and entertainment

Thank JMACK09
Reviewed 27 May 2017

sooo many good foods to choose from. get there early as this side of the island always seems to be hotter and more humid than the other side. and it gets busy quick. worth a visit

Thank Jonesy N Deb J
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Wonderful food available - don't eat breakfast before you go! Island goods available for purchase. Bus stops very close to venue.

Thank Stuart S
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Questions & Answers
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.
1 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
21 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