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Address: Overlooking Cook and Opunohu Bays, French Polynesia
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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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A MUST -- The MOST Scenic Viewing Spot, Iconic Panorama

If you had to visit a single spot to bear witness to the glory that is Moorea - this IS IT. Weather permitting, you can see both bays at the same time with Mt. Rotui in between... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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McLean, Virginia

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McLean, Virginia
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310 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you had to visit a single spot to bear witness to the glory that is Moorea - this IS IT. Weather permitting, you can see both bays at the same time with Mt. Rotui in between. Photo ops galore. If you can, take a 4 WD or ATV tour to Belvedere so you can experience the pineapple fields (which... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Some of the best views on the island, you get a great look at both the bays from this point. Fantastic for Panoramic shots. Magic Mountain also offers some great vantage points.

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Tustin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you come to Moorea you have to stop by here. It's a long windy two lane road...thankfully paved but we had to swerve around all the chickens running around. Once you get up there it's worth the drive. Honestly it was a 10 minute drive but windy. The views are amazing as you can see both bays from up... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rough dirt road up ...great views once there. Must climb last 200 yards up to get best views. Careful if not fit!

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view here will take your breath away. Rent a car and go! No need for a tour group to get here. Take plenty of pictures because they will be worth hanging on the wall.

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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lookout provides a fabulous view of both Oponohu and Cook's Bays. It is also a set off point for several walks of various length in the hinterland. The road to the Belvedere, before it starts its uphill climb through the trees, also provides spectacular views of the mountains. The road itself (from Oponohu Bay) is twisty and narrow with... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Amazing view of the Mountains and the Ocean below. Worth a visit to enjoy the views and take some great photos. There is a lookout and parking available. There is is also a store on the way up where you can taste and buy some amazing local jams made by students from the Agricultural School.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth going up to this lookout. We rented a car instead of taking a tour. We enjoyed exploring the area with no time constraints.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Worth the time to get up there for a great view but go to Magic Mountain for the very best views. Belvedere lookout can get very crowded on cruise ship days.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We chose to tour the island so we signed up on our cruise ship for a bus tour. The tour included Cook's and Opunohua Bays and of course a stop to see the breathtaking views from Belvedere lookout point. Make sure your camera is in good working order and has a fresh battery so that you can take photos of... More 

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