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Arahurahu Marae is located in Opoa. Make Arahurahu Marae a centerpiece of your Raiatea vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Raiatea travel route builder website.
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Arahurahu Marae reviews
This is a fun stop for anyone, believers and non-believers. The entire temple and grounds are well-maintained, clean and still used by locals to make offerings to the gods. The statues are majestic..... more
This is a fun stop for anyone, believers and non-believers. The entire temple and grounds are well-maintained, clean and still used by locals to make offerings to the gods. The statues are majestic..... more »
The road in is a little rough but passable. There are some unique carved rocks, statues and stone structures. It isn't a huge area and there are trails that go up into the woods beyond. The large...
The road in is a little rough but passable. There are some unique carved rocks, statues and stone structures. It isn't a huge area and there are trails that go up into the woods beyond. The large... more »
We loved this place, we were on a tour and this was one of the stops, so we had 30mins to fly around the site. Despite that it was quite something to stand on the site of an ancient Polynesian...
We loved this place, we were on a tour and this was one of the stops, so we had 30mins to fly around the site. Despite that it was quite something to stand on the site of an ancient Polynesian... more »
The most amazing feature of this archilogical remains is how selective the builders were to fit each rock. You'd think that no two rocks are alike, until you see these. Very nice grounds.
Nice place to see our ancient open air temple build with rocks, rich of history. The site is free with big parking and restroom. Sometimes there are cultural events organized here, and a reconstruction of certain ceremonies of yesteryear
Go in from the coast road and you are practically in Pre-contact Tahiti. Was alone on visit and noticed two issues. Site is relatively flat. Unusual on a mountainous island. Marae are stone built. Polynesians houses were made of timber so guessing stone had a strong symbolic meaning of permanence. Awesome place. Felt the mana vibe.
Beautiful and well taken care grounds. There were many temples through the island but this one got preserved well when other got destroyed (I just dont remember if it was due to the world war or the colonization). This site was used for sacrifices, wedding ceremonies... The area with the round rocks and the "red structures stakes" at one point was only allowed for the king and any one that dare stepping there would be killed. We have learned it from our Airbnb host graduated in History and Geography. We were lucky to have him. If you continue walking towards the creek you will find a nice area to refresh and rest near the water. Overall is a nice place to spend for 30minutes to 1 hour or so.
Interesting place to stop for a few minutes and see the unique statues. We tried to park near all the tents, but you actually park further up.
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