Fautaua, Tahiti

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. To visit Fautaua and other attractions in Arue, use our Arue trip itinerary maker site.
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  • As expected, this was a site of natural beauty, well-worth the short hike it took to get within viewing range.  more »
  • On a day tour around the Island we visited this waterfall. A short walk from the parking area this waterfall and surrounds are breathtaking. You stop at the bottom of the falls in a small clearing...  more »
  • This hike was epic. Don’t give up! Keep going.... the end is fantastic.
  • Beautiful waterfall of Fautaua. The closest to Papeete is 5 kilometres south of the city. Unforgettable hike in the mountains.
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