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Avana Point

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Ngatangiia, Cook Islands
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Absolutely a must see

Loved our visit here. The history is priceless and worth a visit. The spiritual connection for... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2018
cmurray1959
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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You are now experiencing the history of the Island!

My favourite spot on the Island being surrounded with lava flows and raging waves. Not well... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2017
Teatuanui
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Burnaby, British Columbia
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Mar 14, 2018
“Absolutely a must see”
Nov 23, 2017
“You are now experiencing the history of the Island!”
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Ngatangiia, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Loved our visit here. The history is priceless and worth a visit. The spiritual connection for those who are from Maori descent is beyond words. Thank you Rarotonga for looking after this precious spot so we can visit. Mei taki

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

My favourite spot on the Island being surrounded with lava flows and raging waves. Not well advertised but without a doubt a very meaningful place to visit. History and culture of the Island is represented here in a very low key way. One day someone...More

2  Thank Teatuanui
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

I was told about this place by the guy from the buggy tours. He suggested i come check it out as it is a part of our history and how we are connected. Beautifully done and such a beautiful area

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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This is a place anyone visit cook island must stop see and know the history. You must read or get a tour in the tuk tuk carl will explain well.A must for any body.

Thank SE s
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Reviewed 3 February 2015

I have to agree with Deniece K, and I am not even Polynesian. I do however have an interest in Polynesian culture and history, and find it quite bizarre that a place of so much significance has so little importance placed on it. When looking...More

3  Thank sydneysiderworldtour
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

Avana Passage, its significance & history of the waka leaving for Aotearoa is definitely not well represented!! Well done to the carver for the CARVING portraying the migration of the waka to Aotearoa. The circle of stones with each waka named. Wow.. not much to...More

4  Thank Deniece K
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Reviewed 31 December 2012

point of origin for the departure of the canoes that sailed to new zealand, also provides a departure point for boaties, and has a great church accross the road

1  Thank NTTK1
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

Avana Point is reached down a side road towards Avana marina accommodation, opposite the Ngatangiia CICC church. Historically the harbour has been used by early Polynesian settlers, European sea-voyagers and present day fishing vessels and yachts seeking safer anchorage during storms. The point offers visitors...More

3  Thank Frangipani08
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