What to do on the Island of Tahiti?

A sample of the 100s of things to do on the Island of Tahiti


4x4 Safari - Inner Island

PAPENO'O, FRENCH POLYNESIA

Crossing Tahiti via the Papenoo valley. The interior of the island can be crossed on a trail that follows the large valley, rich in archaeological sites and spectacular views of impressive waterfalls.

www.Tahiti-safari.com

  Copyrights: D. Hazama

Copyrights: D. Hazama

   Copyrights: Tim McKenna

 Copyrights: Tim McKenna


Mont Aorai - hiking

MONT AORAI, PIRAE, FRENCH POLYNESIA

Climbing Mount Aorai (2,066 m.) is a very pleasant walk and can be done without a guide. There are many professionals offering different levels of hikes and mountain climbing of 1-4 day circuits.


Tiare Mato Expeditions.

Phone/fax : 43.92.76
E-mail : tiaremate@mail.pf

Tahiti Evasion.

Phone/fax: 56.48.77
E-mail tahitievasion@mail.pf

  Copyrights: C. Flipo

 Copyrights: C. Flipo


Learn to surf

PAPARĀ, FRENCH POLYNESIA

The north coast offers good surfing, where there are both beach breaks and reef breaks. The best time to surf is actually in the winter, where there are big waves caused from storms in Antarctica and New Zealand.

The southern coast of the island has the most breaks, with the exception of the Papara waves.|

Some of the popular reef breaks are:
Taapuna pass (PK 10), Paea (PK 14,5) , Papara ( PK 36).

Moana Surf Tours in Punaauia will provide guides or put together any combination of surfing, lodging and boat.
hone/fax : 43.70.70, E-mail : moanasurftours@mail.pf

Tura’i Mata’are Surf School gives surfing and body board lessons.

Phone : 41 91 37 / 77 27 69, E-mail: surfschool@mail.pf

Learn to surf

Ārahurahu Marae Ancient temples

PĀ'EA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

The marae or "pagan temples" of the ancient Polynesians were built to worship their gods, which sometimes differed from one island to another. There are several kinds of marae; some are public and others are private. These religious sites contain various stone block structures that were dedicated to the old gods. The sites in Tahiti include : Marae Mahaiatea, Arahurahu, Anapua, and Farehape. Marae Arahurahu (PK 22.5) is a restored construction of dry stones.

In addition to its use as a place of worship, this marae was also used for important events such as crowning kings, for weddings, war councils and celebrating battle victories.
This site is located in a lovely valley and serves as an open-air theater for historical re enactment ceremonies that are performed each July and August following the Heiva Festival.

  Copyrights: Z.Lengyen

 Copyrights: Z.Lengyen

  Copyrights: E. Pasquier

 Copyrights: E. Pasquier


Place To'atā - Heiva Festival (July)

PLACE TO'ATĀ, RUE COOK, PAPEETE 98713, FRENCH POLYNESIA

The Heiva i Tahiti Festival is a cultural celebration of all things Polynesian. Lasting a month, this event includes dance competitions, tests of strength and agility and many more events centered around the polynesian culture. A must do for anyone in the Islands of Tahiti over the month of July.

  Copyrights: Chris McLennan

 Copyrights: Chris McLennan

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Play golf!

ALLÉE DES MOMBINS, PAPARA 98712, FRENCH POLYNESIA

The Olivier Breaud International Golf Course is a 6,944-yard, par 72 course, and is Tahiti's only 18-hole golf course. It's a real pleasure to play golf in the extraordinary beauty of this site (PK 41).

Phone: 57 43 41, fax: 57 46 83

 Copyrights: Michel Largeron

Copyrights: Michel Largeron


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