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Ua Pou, following the ancestors’ footsteps

Ua Pou symbolizes the entrance pillars to God’s house. Huge basaltic columns reaching the sky and holding the names of legendary warriors: Poutetaunui and Poumaka. In 1888, they inspired poet Robert Louis Stevenson, who mentioned them as “volcanic arrows looking like a church bell tower”. They proudly overlook the bay of Hakahau village, the main village on the island.

Do not miss

  • Hakahau : the village and its stone church, the beach, climbing to the white cross and enjoy the breathtaking view over the bay and beach of Anahō...
  • Hakamou’I, the Chief’s valley: archeological sites (traditional cult area, tiki), amazing beach, untouched and mysterious ambience within lush vegetation.
  • Hōho'i : rugged landscapes, deserted beach
  • Hakahetau : colorful and pastoral village, white sand beach of Hakanai
  • Discovery local handicraft

Useful information

  • Located 1300km North-East of Papeete
  • 105 km²
  • Highest peak: mount Oave (1,232m)
  • Population: 2 300
  • 6 weekly flights