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 Pirae, use our Pirae trip itinerary maker site.
I recommend visiting the waterfall as part of a tour or, if you do the hike, do it with a guide. And I say that as someone who stubbornly always wants to do things without a guide. I'm an experienced.... more »
First you need to get a piece of paper to give you authorization to do this hike. You must go to the town hall to get this paper. Put "town hall Papeete" in google and the building that comes up is... 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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