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Review of Point Venus

Point Venus
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Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point, Taharaa...
Ranked #19 of 66 things to do in Tahiti
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Owner description: 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.
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.

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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 place you really should visit when on the island.

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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 the lighthouse and the Bounty monument.

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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 across the sun. Several monuments are on the site including one from the Bounty. This is a popular place for the locals.

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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 as well.

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