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 Aroa Beach vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Aroa Beach trip planning site .
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  • The waterfall has been completely ruined by progress . I do understand the island needs drinking water but the lack of effort in protecting the waterfall is very sad for tourists and the locals. They....  more »
  • The small walk from the next parking place to the waterfall is clearly worth (if not having it at the end of the cross-island walk). Particularly ensure to be there early at the day before to many...  more »
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