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Tahiti Nature and Wildlife

  • Two curious dolphins
  • The Bora Bora lagoon
  • Resort at Bora Bora
  • Landscape of Paradise Island
  • Frangipani
  • Turtle


Most land species found in French Polynesia have been introduced to the islands over the three thousand years since they were first settled. As a result of this, there are no indigenous mammals.

French Polynesia has diverse marine wildlife including beautiful coral in colours of yellow, purple, red, neon green, and turquoise. Tiger sharks, gray sharks, manta rays, and giant turtles can be found in the water as well as barracudas and dolphins.

There are 90 varieties of birds throughout the islands with the most common being the White Tern (Itata’e) and the Indian Mynah Bird.



Fruit trees are commonplace throughout French Polynesia and provide the islands with a variety of delicious produce. Tahiti and her islands are known internationally for their beautiful tropical flowers. Bougainvillea, frangipani, heliconias, porcelain roses, orchids, camellias, poinsettias, and hibiscus flowers are found throughout the islands and many Tahitians wear them in their hair. According to traditional rules, if a flower is worn behind the right ear, it means the wearer is single and available. If worn behind the left ear it means the wearer is married, engaged, or taken. However, if worn at the back of the head, it means “Follow me!”


Tahiti Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Tahiti. 

Learn about the history and culture of Tahiti, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Tahiti's nature and wildlife, weather, and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Tahiti for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Tahiti vacations today!

Extend Your Stay

Consider an additional stopover after or before your Tahiti vacation at one of Goway's other South Pacific destinations. You can choose from our selection of Australian vacationsNew Zealand vacation packages, one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation.

Book your Tahiti vacation with Goway!

With a wide choice of Tahiti vacations and experiences, Goway’s Downunder wizards can offer you many ways to explore and enjoy the Islands of Tahiti. Relax with a romantic tropical island stay, enjoy a luxury cruise through turquoise blue waters, escape on an air-land getaway, and more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Tahiti.

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