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Punanga Nui

Closes in 22 min: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Best food and market

Anything you look for on the Island, this is one place to find it. Best food and quality... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tereapii R

We stopped here and found this market of cafes to be fresh and delicious food. Lots of great food... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sans Souci, Australia
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Saturday is the best time to visit this outdoor market where you can purchase fruits, vegetables, bedding and clothing.
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All reviews saturday morning fruit waffles cultural show food stalls great market saturday market local produce stalls selling black pearls rice arts and crafts raw fish stall holders wander around waffle shack ika mata
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Anything you look for on the Island, this is one place to find it. Best food and quality merchandise. Lovely people and always have a great laugh with the locals.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tereapii R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here and found this market of cafes to be fresh and delicious food. Lots of great food options Juices and smoothies Fresh Cakes and muffins Coffees and drinks Sushi Seafood options And many other food choices The prices are reasonable and the food...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Check out the Punanga market on Saturday morning for your souvenirs and tasty food. We went a bit nuts and ordered a little bit of everything but the stand out dish was from the Real Fruit Smoothie shop - the Cajun Chicken dish with salad,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots off food and fresh fruit for sale and a good place to buy souvenirs! The market is only open early Saturdays from 8-12am the best time to do is around 10am! We went on other days and the market wasn't open but some of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Celinee-bee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great market full of local produce and crafts... music and entertainment. Great food stalls too. The market is actually quite large from what I was expecting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SuzieLock
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place that has something for everyone’s tastes. The woodfired pizza was a favourite of my husband and sons, and I kept coming back for the tuna special from one of the other vendors nearby. It was cooked medium rare, served with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julie170473
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waking Up Early Is Always A Good Feeling If Your Going To The Markets Especially With A Hangover Right!!!😂😂😂 And You Thought Islanders Don't Get Hangovers Well I Tell You Now We Don't Lolz We Only Get Headaches From Our Partners & Kids 🤣🤣🤣 You...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank waltertaraapev
Reviewed 1 November 2018

A little market. Designed for tourists. Grab a bite to eat. Same stuff through out but a nice morning day out.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jas c
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Arriving on a "rainy" Saturday (and this is just a "Saturday Market"), the market was only in like "half swing" I would say instead of in full swing which I'm sure would be the case on sunny Saturdays; but yes still seen on that day...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Myo M
Reviewed 29 October 2018

These are great markets near the airport at the centre of town. We spent a few hours here wandering around. There was a wide variety of goods on sale including clothes, pearls, food and tour bookings. You can get fresh fruit and vegetables here as...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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8 September 2017|
Response from Manydreamscometrue | Reviewed this property |
The market is available to local residents to sell or advertise their products or services. A fee is paid by each stall holder.
2 March 2017|
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Response from Sandraleelovering | Reviewed this property |
Market is open Saturday morning 8am till 1pm, it is bustling with all stalls open from arts and crafts, clothing and food. Only select shops open Monday to Friday and they are predominantly at the top end of the marketplace... More
22 January 2017|
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Response from terahans | Reviewed this property |
Yes only Saturdays, try Muri night markets but it's a shame you won't get to enjoy the buzz that surrounds the Saturday fun