It’s a waterfall again!

Tuesday October 24, 2017 Written by Published in Local
In what must be some kind of ‘visitor’ record, Rachel Harris, of Tokoroa New Zealand, (left) is on her 31st holiday to the Cook Islands (jetting in a couple of times a year), joined this time by her daughter Tracie Lockie. They love staying in ‘paradise’, and didn’t seem too fazed about the new surcharge to see the waterfall, also stopping to have their photo taken with the ‘gatekeeper’ to the site. 17102315 In what must be some kind of ‘visitor’ record, Rachel Harris, of Tokoroa New Zealand, (left) is on her 31st holiday to the Cook Islands (jetting in a couple of times a year), joined this time by her daughter Tracie Lockie. They love staying in ‘paradise’, and didn’t seem too fazed about the new surcharge to see the waterfall, also stopping to have their photo taken with the ‘gatekeeper’ to the site. 17102315

After recent heavy rain, Wigmore’s waterfall was flowing nicely again over the weekend.

 

The water wasn’t exactly surging down like it can during very wet weather, but was gently cascading.

Up until late last week, following a long dry spell, the site was nothing more than what could be described as an uninviting, murky pool of stagnant mosquito-spawning water.

Visitors to the “attraction” are still being charged $5 for cars and $2 for motorbikes as they enter the property that leads up to the waterfall, regardless whether it is flowing or not.

This has been complained about in a recent smoke signal to CINews where the charge was likened to a pyramid scheme. Letters to the newspaper have also complained about the charge.

The situation does not look to be changing any time soon, the gatekeeper on duty at the weekend saying he was collecting the money on behalf of the land owner, Pa Ariki.

Tourists visiting the waterfall over the weekend didn’t seem too fussed about paying up to tick off another “to-do” off their visit to Rarotonga.

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