- Type: Hiking, Natural Wonders, Parks and Gardens, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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You may actually prefer visiting Tahiti during its rainy season for the Fautaua Waterfall alone, as more rainwater makes the waterfall even more dramatic. Located in the verdant Fautaua Valley, this natural wonder boasts gorgeous water that cascades 985 feet down into a large pool. To reach the waterfall, you'll take a pretty arduous hike, which is probably best done with a tour group or guide.
Many travelers say you won't regret the trek to the Fautaua Waterfall. One TripAdvisor traveler says, "They may not be as impressive in the dry season, but, as they are only a 5 minute drive from the main road, it's a worthwhile detour."
Bring along some insect repellent if you're prone to mosquito bites, since the pesky bugs are thick near the falls. If you decide to go it alone, you'll need to procure a 645 XPF (or $7 USD) permit from the Town Hall in Pape'ete. And when you purchase the permit, ask the attendant to point you in the right direction; the trailhead is located not far from downtown Pape'ete. For more information on booking a tour of the Fautaua Falls, check out Tahiti Tourisme's website.