Rocher de la Tortue

The Tuamotus

The Rocher aux Tortues refers to a big coral outcrop lying about 4.5km north of the village on the exterior reef. Its base has been undercut by water erosion, fashioning it into a peculiar mushroom shape.

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1. Île aux Oiseaux

2.14 MILES

To the east of the lagoon, a crescent-shaped coral spit covered in small shrubs is a favourite nesting place for oio (brown noddies), tara (great…

2. Marae Papiro

2.51 MILES

Marae Papiro is a well-kept marae (traditional temple) on the edge of a hoa, about 14km from the village. In the centre of this marae you can see the…

3. Pahua

2.73 MILES

The tiny village of Pahua is divided by a pass a few metres wide and no deeper than 1.5m, suitable only for very small boats. A bridge spans the pass and…