Up the Opunohu valley road, this lookout is the island's highest point accessible by car. It offers superb views of Opunohu and Cook's bays, Mt Rotui (which splits the two bays), and back to the towering mountains that rise in the centre of the island and which once formed the southern rim of the ancient crater.

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1. Marae Fare Aito

0.44 MILES

This large marae has a small, raised-terrace ahu (altar), and back rests that were used by the priests. It is flanked by two crescent-shaped archery…

2. Marae Titiroa & Marae Ahu-o-Mahine

0.47 MILES

Past the agricultural college, the valley road comes to a parking area beside this vast complex, on the edge of a dense forest of magnificent chestnut…

3. Lycée Agricole

0.68 MILES

A small shop at the college sells jams in local flavours as well as honey, coffee, fruit juices and, on occasion, ice cream. If you’ve got itchy feet,…

6. Moorea Tropical Garden

3.53 MILES

This delightfully peaceful property perched on a small plateau is heaven on earth for the sweet-toothed, who can sample (and buy) homemade organic jams,…

8. Magical Mountain

3.77 MILES

At PK21, a cement road veers inland and makes a very steep climb to a lookout called ‘Magical Mountain’, at a height of 209m. It's an arduous, 45-minute…