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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.
Mahina, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot and so much to see here. There are many monuments and plaques. This is a spot the would make a history buff happy. The grounds are well kept and there are a number of pathways to walk on. Near the parking area there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank parrottdize
Reviewed 19 October 2018

As an Australian, I was taught as a child how Captain Cook went to Tahiti to see the transit of Venus, before discovering Botany Bay. This is where it happened, now a lovely seaside park, with a craft centre and bar as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ozziegiraffe
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This was a trip down memory lane and it was wonderful to be back again. I was impressed with the surrounds and history that you are able to see and read as you wander through the gardens. A must when in Tahiti

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This park has such a great array of offerings: You get to learn about and see historical monuments, enjoy a black sand beach while mingling with the locals - jump into a volley ball game if you dare! Enjoy the gorgeous ocean views, and botanicals...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank TravelinDSSR
Reviewed 16 July 2018

this site is an important landmark in Tahiti's history and is marked by the famous lighthouse other then that the site offers a very nice and long black-sand beach with beautiful views to the mountains

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Amnon F
Reviewed 26 May 2018

An important location, full of history of the early European visitors. Well worth a visit, and quite close to Papeete township.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank richardjd2018
Reviewed 24 April 2018

The name comes from Capt Cook's visit to witness the Transit of Venus for the Geographical Society, which was a failure due to faulty instruments! Great lighthouse, various monuments, and the famous black sand beach. A lovely spot and part of Tahiti's history so a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank A R H
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

This area is where Captain Cook anchored in 1769, it is a tranquil place with Black sandy beaches and canoes moored along it. A lovely little village with local crafts is t among some of the things to see while you're wandering around. There's also...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank sm05060
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Point Venus is a major site in the history of Tahiti and the location where the Europeans and Tahitians first met at the end of the 18 century. Point Venus received its name from Captain. James Cook who arrived to observe the transit of Venus...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank BobWE
Reviewed 20 January 2018

This was one of our stops on our tour and it was very interesting it was where capt cook landed. If I had more time I would have gone for a swim beautiful and it was a black sand beach, there is a market here...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank woebetide
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