Moorea

  • Moorea  - © pixabay user Mariamichelle
  • Moorea  - © pixabay user ArvidO
  • Moorea French Polynesia  - © wiki user Andy Mondragon
  • Moorea Garden  - © maxpixel
  • Moorea Huts  - © pixabay user ArvidO
  • Moorea Island  - © flickr user Mark Taylor
  • Moorea baie cook - ©  wiki user Rv

Key information: Moorea

  • A slightly surprising hiker’s delight. From white sand beaches, through pineapple plantations and onto jagged volcanic peaks, walks here take in an array of stunning island scenery.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating86
  • Beauty33
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest4
  • Charisma33
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating86

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Day or less
  • Maximum Altitude: 1,200m
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable

This walk description page is at an early stage of development, and will be expanded over time. Your comments on this walk, your experiences and tips, and your photos are very welcome.

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Moorea baie cook - ©  wiki user Rv

WALK SUMMARY

A popular honeymoon destination – writer Arthur Frommer described it as the most beautiful island in the world – Moorea is also a hiker’s delight.

From white sand beaches, through pineapple plantations and onto jagged volcanic peaks, walks here take in an array of stunning island scenery.

Modern signposts and markers make this one of the better islands for self-guided walking. There are a number of routes, all doable within a day.

Even paradise has its downsides; hiking here can be hot and humid, with numerous biting insects. Come prepared.

See Charles Bookman’s brilliant account and thoughts at: https://bookmantravelreports.blogspot.com/2019/04/tropical-trails-and-waterfalls-moorea.html 

ANYONE GOT ANY GOOD PHOTOS? WE WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO POST THEM!

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OUR FRIENDS' EXPERIENCES

By Walkopedia friend, the brilliant and hugely travelled Charles Bookman

See more of his travels and accounts at  https://bookmantravelreports.blogspot.com/2019/04/tropical-trails-and-waterfalls-moorea.html

 

Papenoo Valley, 1971
Once upon a time, when I was young and unencumbered and lucky enough to be in French Polynesia, I hopped an open-air jitney from Tahiti’s bustling capital Papeete to the bucolic Papenoo River valley on the north shore. I walked miles up the dirt road along the river and swam below a flower-draped waterfall. Freshwater eels swam harmlessly between my legs.   READ MORE

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Moorea Garden  - © maxpixel

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Moorea Island  - © flickr user Mark Taylor...
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