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Protected from the ocean’s fury by a small coral reef, Rurutu, the “gushing rock” in the Tahitian language, is the most northern island of the Austral archipelago. Between the basalt that forms the island and the sea, a limestone belt surrounds the island with steep cliffs. Rurutu offers a fantastic variety of landscapes covered in lush vegetation. Flights to Rurutu take just 1 hour and 30 minutes from Tahiti.

Cradle of the whales, Rurutu allows the observation of these fascinating mammals from July to October, when they come to breed in the clear waters that surround the island.