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Bora Bora, Tahiti
Bora Bora, Tahiti

Bucket Listed: The Islands of Tahiti

Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen hit the nail on the head when he said: ‘To travel is to live’. It’s much more than just a means of getting from one place to another, it’s a way of life. It’s a ticket to new places, experiences and cultures completely different from our own.  

During this crazy time, it’s important to keep the dream of travel alive. Lockdowns won’t last forever. And, given many of us are spending more time at home, we have an opportunity to do some research and planning for that day when we can jet off on a new adventure.

When I first started this site, I had the grand idea of writing down my bucket list. We all talk of having one, but few of us actually write it down. Mental notes is a good start but there’s one so much you can retain, particularly with the number of amazing places to explore.

While I haven’t managed to write down many points (yet), now is a good time to restart.

One destination I’m keen to visit is the islands of Tahiti.

Spectacular above and below the water, this little piece of paradise in French Polynesia – around 10 hours and 30 minutes flight time from Australia – is home to some of the most enchanting scenery on the planet.

Overwater bungalows in Bora Bora. Credit: Tahiti Tourisme
Overwater bungalows in Bora Bora. Credit: Tahiti Tourisme

The main island of Tahiti, known for its emerald mountains, hidden waterfalls and incredible diving; Bora Bora, with its romantic bungalows and crystal-clear lagoon; and the beach lovers’ wonderland of Moorea are just a few of the islands worth exploring.

Rather than continue to list them, here’s a glimpse of what is on offer:

Learn more about Tahiti at tahititourisme.com

Have you been to Tahiti? What was your favourite experience?

Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.