Rurutu, go to the Australs in search of the whales

Rurutu, the northernmost island of the Austral archipelago, boasts a landscape carved by erosion, offering impressive cliffs and caves. Thanks to its mild climate, Rurutu offers varied landscapes with rich vegetation. Coffee, “miri” (wild basil), grapefruit, orange, lemon, papaya and litchi plantations make Rurutu a genuine Garden of Eden.

PolynEsiAn NAME : Eteroa

  • Located 574 km south of Tahiti (Flight time: 1h30 minutes)
  • Area: 33km2
  • Population: 2,100
  • Airport: Unaa
  • White sand beaches
  • Highest peak: Mount Manureva (385m)
Volcanic rocks on a Rurutu island beach
Volcanic rocks on a Rurutu island beach
Must see
  • Legendary caves
  • Arei viewpoint
  • Toarutu cliffs
  • Naairoa volcano
  • Free diving with humpback whales from July to October
Ride on a deserted beach in Austral Islands
Ride on a deserted beach in Austral Islands
Whale Watching Safari
Whale Watching Safari
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During your vacation
  • Dive with Raie manta Club
  • A tour with Manotel
  • A fishing session at Teautamatea family hotel
The cliffs of Rurutu
The cliffs of Rurutu

Customer reviews


26/12/2017 - Bruce et Aileen, USA

Yestahiti took all the worry out of planning a trip to an unfamiliar place. The catamaran with tahiti Yatch charters was the highlight of our trip. We had a wonderful time everything went smoothly and everything was beautiful We loved our trip.  Everything was perfect.  We could not have asked for a better experience.  The Catamaran...


05/12/2017 - Francesco,

Translated by Google Translate: "Fred, we wanted to write to you to thank you for all the organization of our trip in Polynesia We had an excellent experience during this second stay in Polynesia We were afraid of not finding the same feelings we had during our first stay, but sincerely Polynesia always has something to surprise us and bewitch...


01/12/2017 - Colleen & Luis , -

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