Rapa, Austral Islands

Rapa is one of the Austral Islands, the southernmost group of islands in French Polynesia, 1,420 km to the south of Tahitit, in the South Pacific. Geographically, the Austral Islands consist of two separate archipelagos; the Tubuai islands and the Bass islands.

Rapa is a mountainous island with a well protected central bay. Its inhabitants live mainly at Aore which has a Mayor's office, a church, a post office, a school, an infirmary and a cooperative. The island also features ancient ruins, fortresses and , its proud "pa" surrounded by the beautiful dry stone walls that crown its volcanic ridges.

Things to See & Do

* Island exploration
* Village visits
* Ancient ruins
* Fortresses
* Scuba Diving

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - CFP franc (XPF)
Language – French, Tahitian
Land Area – 40 km²
Population – 525 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style, two parallel flat pins Japanese style
Time - GMT minus 10
International Country Telephone Code – + 689

Port Location – There is a wharf located at the

Transport Links – There is an airport at Raivavae, with 3 flights per week coming in from Papeete. A supply boat travels to Raivavae island about every 2 weeks.

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