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Bring Water !

Getting up this mountain is actually not that bad. But during the hike up I used too much water... read more

Reviewed January 31, 2017
New Bern, North Carolina
Great exercise off a cruise ship

I did this hike twice while we were docked in Ulturoa. The first time was fast for exercise (hiked... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2016
San Antonio, TX
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Jan 31, 2017
“Bring Water !”
Nov 28, 2016
“Great exercise off a cruise ship”
Uturoa 98735, French Polynesia
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Reviewed January 31, 2017

Getting up this mountain is actually not that bad. But during the hike up I used too much water. Going down became a nightmare. My fault. But DO THIS ! Incredible views on the way up and certainly on top. Watch out for cows, a...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed November 28, 2016

I did this hike twice while we were docked in Ulturoa. The first time was fast for exercise (hiked up and ran down), and the second was with my family. A great free activity on Raietaia. It's about 3KM each way, and hot, so take...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank SATerribleTwins
Reviewed October 12, 2016

We found the information on here and in our Lonely Planet book about the trail to be accurate for the most part, but would like to add info about a recent development. We were told by a local and later also spotted signs on our...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Ana_and_Anton
Reviewed November 2, 2015

Our cruise ship stopped in Raietea on a Sunday. Read about the hike on various reviews and was recommended by port lecturer. We found the trailhead and there was a small sign indicating closed on Saturday and Sunday. The locals, living next to trailhead confirmed....More

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank TIME_TRVLRx2
Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Our cruise reception personnel suggested this hike as something to do on your own without a tour. The biggest pro was that it was free. The biggest con was that the trail head was very hard to find. Fortunately, three different locals kindly took pity...More

Date of experience: August 2015
13  Thank TT_ND
Reviewed May 3, 2015

The views are panoramic, idyllic, picturesque, quite amazing. In our estimation the sun on these islands is more intense than most anywhere in the world so take a hat and sunscreen wherever you go in the South Pacific. It was hot and also windy the...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed March 3, 2015

Mount Tapioi provides not only a fabulous view but also a wonderful geography lesson. The outline of the reef, varying water depths, Taha'a, Bora Bora, Huahine and life of Uturoa lie before you in a breathtaking panorama. I must admit that what is described as...More

Date of experience: February 2015
7  Thank Dianclair
Reviewed December 7, 2014

A few of us trekked up Tapioi for the wonderful view and a bit of exercise. Its easy to find, and a nice break from the cruise boat when you're looking for something other than shopping or an organized shore excursion. On the way down...More

Date of experience: November 2014
2  Thank Hollyrik
Reviewed September 20, 2014

Alpine meadows, Goshawk, giant snails, parrots, ponies, chickens, cows, nice gentle ascent, easy to follow trail.. panoramic almost 360 views

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank monochromexpeditions
Reviewed June 14, 2014

We got up 45 minutes before dawn when it was light enough to do normal outdoor activities and hiked up to the top of Mt Tapioi. I had printed a map from the app GaiaGPS, so had no problem finding the trail. Coming from the...More

Date of experience: June 2014
5  Thank Odd_Meter
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Response from TT_ND | Reviewed this property |
On the main island of Tahiti, many resorts have shuttles or access to taxis. However, on the other islands, public transportation is much more limited. There are only taxis and water taxis. I recommend you ask the... More