The Water Gardens of Vaipahi, Taravao

4.6
#2 of 13 in Parks in Tahiti
Take a pleasant stroll through The Water Gardens of Vaipahi, an immaculate public park. Spot, sniff, and photograph over 75 different species of plants that surround the water features of this well-maintained garden, which stretches just over a hectare (2.5 acres). Have a picnic at the foot of the waterfall, head to the souvenir shop to pick up a memento, and read the informational sheet to learn about the history of the park, built on the site of a "marae" (sacred temple). While you can tour the attraction in a relatively short amount to time, several hiking routes starting from here let you extend your visit. Onsite restrooms and a shelter for shade make this a convenient and comfortable place. Add The Water Gardens of Vaipahi to your Taravao travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Taravao trip planner.
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  • Very nice place with accessible to all walks. Too bad that the tourist fare are not open during the same hours as the gardens...
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  • A very nice garden, clearly indicated, on the road between Taravao and Papeete. The different kinds of plants have a little explanation about the origin, the use... You can complete this stroll through two loops of small excursions from 1 hour to 2 hours depending on your motivation. A shop at the entrance, toilets are open until 5 pm I think and you can buy fruit and vegetables to the outside. An activity for the young and old!
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  • We stopped here as part of a round island bus tour. Lovely scenery and beautiful photo opportunities.  more »
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  • Very neat gardens with some hiking trails, plus it's free. Great for a relaxing walk or a solid hike. Can be muddy if it rained recently.
  • Small public garden with waterfall. Quick stop, with restrooms. Locals selling fruits​. Not much here, ,30 mins Max to see it all.
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  • Beautiful place to discover, in family or between friends. The flora and fauna are vast and you learn a lot of thing. A beautiful waterfall to admire, bridges to go, fish to contemplate a hike at the top of the Hill and a small snack at the beginning with local products for sale. Small flat on algae that grow in proliferation, one has the impression that the site is not maintained often, what a pity! Otherwise it's a nice place to walk and relax.
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  • Very nice place for family friends! A ballad dand the garden or better yet the long course in the mountains of 2 h walk. There is a first space picnic at the beginning and one at the end.
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