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Marquesas Islands

Getting there & away

Air Tahiti flies direct between Pape'ete and the Marquesas and, once weekly, from Rangiroa, in the Tuamotus, to Nuku Hiva. Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa, 'Ua Huka and 'Ua Pou have airports. Three flights a week go from Nuku Hiva to 'Ua Pou, and one to 'Ua Huka.

The Taporo IV and Aranui serve the Marquesas, travelling from Pape'ete via the Tuamotus (Rangiroa and/or Takapoto). Taiohae, Hakahau and Atuona are the only places with quays where the ships can dock; at other ports unloading is done with bonitiers (whaleboats).