Waterfront, Papeete

Waterfront, Papeete

Officially, the Waterfront of Papeete extends from To'Ata Square to Vaiete Square. The To'Ata Square features a pleasant waterfront stroll and sights of outrigger canoes training for races. The square also has "Tikis" religious monuments and statues intended to protect the sacred places of the islands.

On the western edge of the square is a 5,000-seat pavilion. There is the venue for the Heiva Festival, a month-long colorful celebration that commemorates the identity of the Francopolynesians, and rock concerts during the year. Minibars on-site offer light snacks and drinks in the evenings.

During the day, Vaiete Square is a pleasant resting place for cool breezes. A "Fare pote'e" house for exhibitions shows the work of local craftspersons. As the sun sets, everything changes. Food trucks, called "roulottes" open up, offering a variety of international treats. There are live performances and open-air tables by the sea.

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Waterfront on Map

Sight Name: Waterfront
Sight Location: Papeete, Tahiti (See walking tours in Papeete)
Sight Type: Park/Outdoor
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Walking Tours in Papeete, Tahiti

Create Your Own Walk in Papeete

Create Your Own Walk in Papeete

Creating your own self-guided walk in Papeete is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Papeete Waterfront Walk

Papeete Waterfront Walk

Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, is renowned for its beautiful natural setting. Still, other than lush green areas and stunning beaches, the city boasts a number of man-made sights well worth checking out. Papeete's Waterfront is a vibrant area bustling with activity and attractions that capture the essence of the island's culture and beauty.

Start your waterfront tour at...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Papeete Introduction Walking Tour

Papeete Introduction Walking Tour

The islands of the Pacific were gradually settled by daring sea voyagers in large multiple hulled catamarans (canoes). Tonga and Samoa were reached by 1300 BC. By 500 BC, the Marquesas Islands were known to the navigators. Tahiti was settled between 300 and 800 AD.

Tahiti was divided into clan territories managed by chiefs and under-chiefs. Spanish explorers began arriving in the 16th century....  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles