Mt. Teurafaatiu, Maupiti Island

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Take the challenging hike up Mt. Teurafaatiu for extensive, uninterrupted views of Maupiti and the surrounding islands of French Polynesia. With an elevation of 372 m (1,220 ft), the peak is the highest on the island, and provides visitors with clear sights of the lagoon and the reef as they enjoy a well-earned rest. You will reach the first viewpoint after around ten minutes, giving you the chance to head back down or carry on up to the top depending on your hiking experience and weather conditions. The track gets steep in places, and visitors must be prepared for rock scrambling and rope sections. You won't need a guide for this well-posted trail, but do note that you should not attempt the hike in wet conditions as the ground is slippery and dangerous. Plan to visit Mt. Teurafaatiu and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Maupiti Island attractions using our Maupiti Island online trip maker .
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  • Great point of view but that is earned. For the less sporty, a first level to about 1/3 of the Summit, quite easily accessible offering a superb view. For the more sports, don't hesitate to climb to the top... and the reward is at the height of the effort. A view on almost all of the lagoon of Maupiti. But beware, the last part of the climb is the most delicate and request a good form physics.
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  • Take a lot of disposal, water and a camera! The ascent is not of the most demanding, but demand some fitness. The effort is worth it because the scenery is spectacular!
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  • A superb ascent, a splendid view of the lagoon and motu of Maupiti. Pretty tough hike, several passage to the rope, very well marked path! Have good shoes. This hike can be done only if it has not rained the day before if not slippery.
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