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Address: Mahina, French Polynesia

Located on the tip of a scenic peninsula surrounded with black-sand...

Located on the tip of a scenic peninsula surrounded with black-sand beaches, this area is the historic landing site of many famous explorers such as Captain Cook and Captain William Bligh.

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An interesting respite from the crowds

Our afternoon visit found an uncrowded seaside park, free carpark, local men playing bocce, walkers, swimmers and people just hanging out in the shadow of the lighthouse. Built... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Greg M
Warragul, Australia

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Warragul, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our afternoon visit found an uncrowded seaside park, free carpark, local men playing bocce, walkers, swimmers and people just hanging out in the shadow of the lighthouse. Built in 1868, the lighthouse is an impressive structure that was constructed from coral stone. Equally interesting is the monument to Captain Cook and the information boards that relate history dating from 1769... More 

Thank Greg M
Burnsville, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very beautiful views of the Tahiti coast and several boys kite-surfing in the winds offshore. There is the link ghthoyse as well as several historical markers and some handicrafts that are sold nearby.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

It's a nice place to swim in clear water (not good for snorkelling though! Nothing to see!) the black sand it beautiful.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

lovely park and safe beach of black sand.. interesting lighthouse and other historical items. small stalls selling souveniers

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Camden, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you want a simple black sand beach head to Point Venus. There are families and couples hanging out or swimming at the beach. Plenty of parking most days.

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Lower Mainland, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Lots of historical monuments on the site including the 1867 lighthouse built by Robert Louis Stevenson's father, Memorial to 1st Christians to convert natives on the island, Bounty Memorial, Captain Cook Memorial. A must see in Tahiti.

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Saint Lucia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

As a fan of the movie the mutiny on the bounty this is a mandatory place to visit when in Tahiti. It is nice to see it actually exists and lean of the time Capt. Bligh had spent there.

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Menlo Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We visited here in August 2016. We got here by taxi (~20 minute ride northeast of downtown Papeete). This is sort of a very small park - a nice shady place to stop and check out the small monuments to Cook, Wallis, Bounty, etc... A lot of locals were picnicing, playing volleyball, swimming, etc... We walked through the little park,... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

It amused me that the Captain Cook memorial is so insignificant and the Samuel Wallis memorial so eye-catching. And so it should be. Wallis was the first European to find Tahiti, not Cook. And he was the one (with the assistance of Tupaia) who regulated interaction between Tahitians and Europeans, making the island a relatively safe place for Cook to... More 

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Willunga, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

There really is not much to see at Point Venus - the lighthouse is kind of neat and the signage (in three languages is pretty good) explains the visits of Wallis, Cook and Bligh as well as the arrival of the missionaries on the Duff - all in the 18th century. The beach is black sand and there are better... More 

Thank Mark S

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