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Do not miss the exciting cultural experience of Punanga Nui, a sprawling market offering produce, crafts, and much more. Traditional music sets the scene for a vibrant atmosphere, and you can spot dancers here and there while shopping. Freshly caught fish, honey, fruit, vegetables, and tropical flowers are all locally produced. If you do not plan to make your own dinner, head to the cooked-food tents instead. Sellers offer everything from mouthwatering fruit smoothies to kebabs. If you want to pick up some souvenirs, choose from pearls and shells, whale-bone necklaces, quilts, and sarongs. Put Punanga Nui on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Avarua visit planning website .
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Punanga Nui Reviews
Make sure you go to these markets early (before 9am) on the Saturday. Great place for all sorts of bits and places. Waffle Shack is a must do for delicious waffles and coffee! more »
Decent Saturday morning jaunt - but as far as traditional markets go, this is for the most part comprising of crappy trinkets and souvenirs, decent choice of food and clothing (not cheap). Highlight i... more »
This market showcases a whole range of amazing local Rarotongan crafts, including wood, shells, hand stitched quilts, ukuleles, pearls & jewellery, as well as a wide range of food, clothing, Cook Islands souvenirs, and entertainment. Give yourself at least two hours - you'll need it. Highly recommend.
Lots of food stalls fruit smoothies were awesome. Lots of craft weaving sarongs hats amazing quilts. Black pearls all different quality and prices. Fresh fruit and vege locdlly grown bananas oranges pawpaw. Music drums dancing. Lovely atmosphere.
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