Fautaua, Tahiti

4.2
#6 of 13 in Nature in Society Islands
See the stunning rush of water at Fautaua, a cascading natural wonder hidden in the Tahitian forest. Take a tour or follow the signposts to reach this secluded gem, surrounded by lush green trees and ecologically diverse woodland. Enjoy a snack from the onsite food shack, or bring a picnic to enjoy on the rocks. Read the information panels to learn the history of this popular scenic spot and take off your shoes to go paddling in the pool at the foot of the waterfall. Note that the attraction can be a little tricky to find, so plan the route in advance and keep your eyes peeled. Make Fautaua part of your personalized Papeete itinerary using our Papeete tourist route planner.
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  • March 27, 2017
    It's breath taking , realy spectacular, they had a bad flats and the road was pretty rough but we have made it ok.  more »
  • March 23, 2017
    It is difficult to get to his fall because you must obtain hiking permit, get transportation to the starting point, avoid hiking during times of rainy weather, deal with heat and humidity, crossing a ...  more »
  • February 27, 2017
    There is a sign at the intersection where you usually turn right that the falls are closed, but we continued down the road until we reached the parking lot. You can see one of the falls from there, bu...  more »
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  • August 23, 2017
    Lush nature, good ballad to do. 👍
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