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Fautaua Falls, not to be confused with Faarumai Falls which is easy

We are hikers and Faarumai Falls is not a hike; however, Fautaua Falls definitely is! It took us 2... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
momofKylche
Really good to see!

Access to waterfalls easy with good road to cars parking and renovated walking lane till... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
AnetaRa
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This waterfall is considered one of the tallest in the world with more than 980 feet of water cascading over volcanic cliffs into a pool below.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are hikers and Faarumai Falls is not a hike; however, Fautaua Falls definitely is! It took us 2 1/2 hours up and that is with stopping for pictures and getting off track as the path is not well made. Guides are a good idea,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank momofKylche
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Tried to make it to this waterfall as one of few tourist things to do on Tahiti. After a bit of a drive, the road went from reasonably paved to gravel. We continued on it for a little while to find a split in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

Access to waterfalls easy with good road to cars parking and renovated walking lane till waterfalls. The biggest waterfall on the iland, worth to see!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

This is a good, moderate half day hike that can easily be completed without a guide, despite recommendations to the contrary. The first approx 2.5 miles of the hike is along a broad, flat path, running alongside a stream. Once you reach an explanation board...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Jasmine38Chichester
Reviewed May 2, 2018

We got our city permit ($6 USD/person) at city hall, took the bus to the Fautaua valley entrance, and started our hike. The road was well-maintained and wide, which makes sense because it is used by the water district's vehicles. Eventually, the gravel road ended,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
5  Thank Robert S
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Not a mega spectacular waterfall but easy to get too and in a lovely setting. One of those stops on your island tour that provides good photo ops.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank A R H
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

You park, cross over a bridge u set the starfruit tree and meander to the sound of falling water. There are plenty of photo oops in this little are. Beautiful!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Geenza
Reviewed March 28, 2018

Like this stop on our private tour. A short hike up the trail leads you to probably the nicest falls in French Polynesia. Easy access. Great spot for some photos. Parking available and some fresh fruit vendors. Very high falls are very beautiful. Humid here...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank dinerdon
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

Go early, so you have time to do the hiking to get to the waterfall and swim/jump/slide in the waterfall ponds. Half of the hiking is flat and easy but when you get to the bridge is where the workout starts, hwv, is not that...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank naybri
Reviewed March 27, 2017

It's breath taking , realy spectacular, they had a bad flats and the road was pretty rough but we have made it ok.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank tonyvane
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