Papua ( Wigmore's) Waterfall, Rarotonga

#5 of 6 in Nature in Cook Islands
Splash into the swimming hole at the base of Papua ( Wigmore's) Waterfall, where water cascades down a sloping cliff. Bring your water shoes if you plan to swim, and wear plenty of bug repellant to chase off mosquitos. Before you go, ask the locals if the waterfall is worth visiting. During the dry season, the government redirects water to the town supply, leaving the waterfall almost completely dry. Make Papua ( Wigmore's) Waterfall a centerpiece of your Rarotonga vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Rarotonga trip planning site .
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  • The $5 entry fee was a surprise as last time we went it was free, road was gouged out by rain but the waterfall had plenty of water due to the previous nights rain. There were kids swimming in the wat...  more »
  • Beautiful and magical place. Short stroll and well sheltered from sun. As per sign no swimming but just had to dip my feet and say a karakia at this gorgeous place.  more »
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