Administrative Centre

Nuku Hiva

Where all the administrating happens on Nuku Hiva.

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Nearby Nuku Hiva attractions

2. Monument to the Dead

0.38 MILES

On the seafront, opposite the Kamake shop, you can’t miss this obelisk fronted by a cannon constructed in honour of Étienne Marchand.

3. Church


Smaller denominational church.

5. Pae Pae Piki Vehine

0.73 MILES

Rebuilt for the 1989 Marquesas Festival, this pae pae (traditional meeting platform) contains modern sculptures and a dozen magnificent tiki made by the…

6. Tohua Koueva

1.01 MILES

It’s believed that this extensive communal site, with its paved esplanade, belonged to the war chief Pakoko, who was killed by the French in 1845. Today…

7. Beach

1.07 MILES

Taiohae's lovely black sand beach.

8. Musée Enana

1.11 MILES

This little museum has a few documents and some beautiful ancient Marquesan artefacts. It also doubles as a small craft shop. Entry was free at the time…