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Address: Mahina, French Polynesia
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Located on the tip of a scenic peninsula surrounded with black-sand...

Located on the tip of a scenic peninsula surrounded with black-sand beaches, this area is the historic landing site of many famous explorers such as Captain Cook and Captain William Bligh.

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An interesting respite from the crowds

Our afternoon visit found an uncrowded seaside park, free carpark, local men playing bocce, walkers, swimmers and people just hanging out in the shadow of the lighthouse. Built... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Greg M
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Warragul, Australia

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This spot is a point that sticks out into Matavai Bay. Supposedly, Captain Cook used this location as an observatory, documenting the transit of Venus (hence the name) in order to calculate the distance to the moon. It is now what I would call a state park, replete with souvenir stall to snag the hapless tourists. You can wander around... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is where Captain Cook landed in Tahiti, it is also where the Bounty landed and went back to after the mutiny, there is a lot of historical information written on the walls and on the tower it is nice to walk around and read

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Warragul, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our afternoon visit found an uncrowded seaside park, free carpark, local men playing bocce, walkers, swimmers and people just hanging out in the shadow of the lighthouse. Built in 1868, the lighthouse is an impressive structure that was constructed from coral stone. Equally interesting is the monument to Captain Cook and the information boards that relate history dating from 1769... More 

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

Very beautiful views of the Tahiti coast and several boys kite-surfing in the winds offshore. There is the link ghthoyse as well as several historical markers and some handicrafts that are sold nearby.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice place to swim in clear water (not good for snorkelling though! Nothing to see!) the black sand it beautiful.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

lovely park and safe beach of black sand.. interesting lighthouse and other historical items. small stalls selling souveniers

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Camden, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

If you want a simple black sand beach head to Point Venus. There are families and couples hanging out or swimming at the beach. Plenty of parking most days.

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Lower Mainland, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Lots of historical monuments on the site including the 1867 lighthouse built by Robert Louis Stevenson's father, Memorial to 1st Christians to convert natives on the island, Bounty Memorial, Captain Cook Memorial. A must see in Tahiti.

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Saint Lucia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

As a fan of the movie the mutiny on the bounty this is a mandatory place to visit when in Tahiti. It is nice to see it actually exists and lean of the time Capt. Bligh had spent there.

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Menlo Park, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We visited here in August 2016. We got here by taxi (~20 minute ride northeast of downtown Papeete). This is sort of a very small park - a nice shady place to stop and check out the small monuments to Cook, Wallis, Bounty, etc... A lot of locals were picnicing, playing volleyball, swimming, etc... We walked through the little park,... More 

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