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Address: Overlooking Cook and Opunohu Bays, French Polynesia
Description: Overlooking the panoramic Opunohu Valley and Cook and Opunohu Bays, this...
Overlooking the panoramic Opunohu Valley and Cook and Opunohu Bays, this spectacular scenic overlook was the setting in the popular film, "Return of the Bounty."
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Nice walk through the tropical forest

To enjoy the view of Papeete and the bay, you can walk up to the Belvedere (quite easy too find, not too far from the center if you like walking). We enjoyed the walk up along... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

To enjoy the view of Papeete and the bay, you can walk up to the Belvedere (quite easy too find, not too far from the center if you like walking). We enjoyed the walk up along this bitumen road. We had a few rainy episode but it cleared up when we arrived at the top and we had a nice... More 

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We visited Belvedere Lookout in March as part of FranckyFranck 4x4 tour (great tour and Franck is so funny guy, highly recommend). This is definitely one of the most scenic locations on the island: from Belvedere Lookout you can see amazing views of both Cooks Bay and Opunohu Bay, also mountains, including Rotui. Great view! Great photo opportunities! We recommend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Rented a car and went here. Could rent a scooter but car was safer. Car will be cheaper and let you see more of the island. Fantastic views of both Cooks Bay and Opunohu Bay.

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Yokohama, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We(4 persons) came here by sight-seeing taxi(2hr=10000cfp) from ferry port. Our roud trip:Ferry time:Papeete 08:10-08:50Moorea,Taxi 09:10-11:15,Moorea 12:15-12:55Papeete.So it was a short stay.We could see a sacred mountain "Rotui" ,Cook's bay,Opunofu bay and Mt.Balihai .

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Chilliwack, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Beautiful tour....Beautiful scenery....guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Saw pineapple plantation, agriculture school, local flora and fauna

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If you don't do anything else on Moorea, drive or take a tour up to the Belvedere lookout for spectacular views of "Bali Hai", Opanahu Bay, and Mount Opanahu. The archeological sites of ancient "mares" on the way to the top are worth a quick stop if you have time, but if you don't, you won't miss much.

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San Luis Obispo, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We stayed at the Intercontinental several miles away and had to take a cab here, but this was a great hike. Not super strenuous but the view at the top is breath taking. There are some ancient ruins on the way up with lots of informational material. There is an agricultural school nearby. It's green, lush, beautiful. A must for... More 

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Warwick, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Last bit of the road isa little rough but the view is worthwhile. Don't forget the aeroguard especially if stopping at some of the ruins

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Loved the view - seeing both bays at once - and the colors were fantastic! Lots of Avacado trees! Also enjoyed learning about the history and seeing sites of the original worship sites

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Anchored in the Bay Opunohu headed out to walk up to the belvedere. Breathless view of the islands' mountains as well as the 2 bays. On the way stop to have a juice or ice cream on the Moorea School of Agriculture. Delicia soursop ice cream. This unmissable stop. You can go back the way you came easier access, you... More 

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