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Maire Nui Botanical Gardens

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Address: Titikaveka, Cook Islands
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+682 55 795
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Located on the south coast of the island, these gardens contain many local...

Located on the south coast of the island, these gardens contain many local plants and flowers that are not only beautiful but have medicinal uses.

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went for lunch, had a great curry, the gardens are beautiful. Have a look at the photo albums, it shows the dedication and love that went into this garden

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

went for lunch, had a great curry, the gardens are beautiful. Have a look at the photo albums, it shows the dedication and love that went into this garden

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The licensed cafe is welcoming and always has a pleasant lunch available. The gardens are always a treat and whilst is great just to enjoy the lovely plants and flowers we've seen on previous visits, there is always something new to delight us.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hey everyone, we had a trip to Marie Nui gardens & cafe. Wow the gardens are fantastic & our lunch was amazing. I had a paw paw salad & my husband had the tropical salad. Both were fantastic. The guy who served us was so friendly & welcoming to us. Entry to the garden is a donation, but well worth... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cafe has the best food on the island with most of the ingredients sourced from the garden. The staff are super friendly and the gardens are well worth a visit, even if you don't have a meal at the cafe. The flowers are beautiful!

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Thank JessieCl0ud
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A photographer's dream. Flowers, water droplets, birds, butterflies...worth the $5 donation. Have not eaten at the restaurant, but my cousins who live nearby tell me it's great.

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Thank love i
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is a non-profit tropical garden which took over 20 years to establish (according to the owner of the cafe). The garden is full of colour and gorgeous so well worth the visit in spite of $5 NZD per person admission fee. Once you walk through the beautiful garden, you can sit down and have a drink or lunch at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Lots of interesting and beautiful plants to see. Well maintained gardens and walkways to explore. Cae also on site that has good food

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

You might not think that going to a botanical garden would be a highlight of a trip to a tropical island, since the whole island is so green and beautiful... but the couple of hours we spent here were some of our best-spent time on the island! The gardens are just breathtaking; you can tell that creating and caring for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Whether it was just the time of year or a result of lack of maintainence the gardens are look a little worse for wear since my last visit 5 years ago. If seemed a little overgrown with the some of the paths and tracks becoming unidentifiable its almost as if the gardens are being allowed to revert back to how... More 

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hardtoget, Owner at Maire Nui Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Kia Orana Shane, Thank you for your observation and review. We do understand your comments, as we are always so mindful of how our visitors perceive our grounds. After all , we have created our garden as a labour of love for all to enjoy. As you know we are a not for profit organisation and it is so important... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Beautiful Gardens, lots of flowers and bridges. Worth the trip, just outside Muri. $5 donation when you go in, but well worth it

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