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. Mt. Teurafaatiu is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Maupiti Island Edition.
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  • June 9, 2017
    The access is right of the post back to the sea. You do about 200 meters and you take a concrete staircase in s apart... and you start to get your 345 meters. The steepest parts are facilitated by ropes in the middle of the passage. He n Nevertheless, it remains a somewhat difficult and dangerous walk that I would advise against young children. It takes 40 minutes by walking well to achieve this. The effort is worthwhile. The trail a little maintenance
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  • May 25, 2017
    It's the thing to do in Maupiti, with the lagoon. The ride takes between 1: 00 and 1:30 depending on your fort. Mandatory shoe and not thongs. It's still pretty stiff in all, but the view is worth the trip. Magic at the top. To do it 100 times for the beauty of its surroundings.
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  • March 21, 2017
    My husband pretty much forced me to go on this hike. Prior to the trip, I read about how difficult the hike was and wanted absolutely no part of it. Our boat captain told us that the hike should take ...  more »

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