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Explore Vaitu in French Polynesia
Vaitu in the region of French Polynesia (general) is a place in French Polynesia - some 871 mi or ( 1402 km ) North-East of Papeete , the country's capital city .
Time in Vaitu is now 06:38 AM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " Pacific/Marquesas " with a UTC offset of -9.5 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Hakaui, and Anaho. Since you are here already, consider visiting Hakaui . We saw some hobby film on the internet . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Vaitu ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.
Fishing in Tahiti
Fishing in Tahiti, the beautiful Polynesian island. These fishermen use a very interesting technique. ..
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Interesting facts about this location
Taiohae is the main town on Nuku Hiva island. The town is located on a former volcanic crater, which has partly collapsed into the ocean, creating a bay.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Taiohae o Tefenuaenata
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Taiohae o Tefenuaenata in French Polynesia is a suffragan diocese of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Papeete. It was erected as the Vicariate Apostolic of Marquesas Islands in 1848 and elevated to the Diocese of Taiohae in 1966. Its name was changed in 1974.
Tai o Hae Cathedral
Tai o Hae Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Taiohae or Cathédrale Notre-Dame des Marquises) is a Roman Catholic cathedral, and a national monument of France, located in the town of Tai o Hae, capital of the Marquesas Islands.
Nuku Hiva (sometimes spelled "Nukahiva") is the largest of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. It was formerly also known as Île Marchand and Madison Island. Herman Melville wrote his book Typee based on his experiences in the Taipivai valley in the eastern part of Nuku Hiva. Robert Louis Stevenson's first landfall on his voyage on the Casco, was at Hatiheu, on the north side of Nuku Hiva, in 1888.
Located at -8.87 -140.10 (Lat./Long.); Less than 8 km away
Vaipo Waterfall (also Ahuii or Ahuei) is a waterfall on the island of Nuku Hiva, in the Marquesas of French Polynesia. It is a horsetail-type waterfall with a single drop of height 1148 ft (350 m), making it the tallest waterfall in Polynesia outside of New Zealand and Hawaii. The waterfall lies in Hakaui Valley. The top of the waterfall is basalt, from which the water spouts as a single jet from its gouged channel.
Located at -8.91 -140.17 (Lat./Long.); Less than 10 km away
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