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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  • I've seen the waterfall on a previous visit before the local woman on this road decided it was a good way to squeeze some more money out of tourists and charge to view it. Found it to be underwhelming...  more »
  • I believe they normally charge to go up to the falls but the day we went there was no one collecting. The road is rough but take your time and you will get there. They are currently installing water t...  more »
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