Visit Bora Bora

Mount Otemanu

Places to Visit in Bora Bora

Perfect for losing yourself among the white sands, Bora Bora is a popular honeymoon destination. Giant manta rays and rainbow fish inhabit the island’s pristine turquoise waters, while on land, visitors luxuriate in resorts, spas, overwater bungalows and thatched-roof villas. Explore the dense volcanic jungle onboard a 4X4, watch the sunset on horseback, snorkel the surrounding reef or simply lay back and enjoy the idyllic views. 

To plan your visit to Bora Bora, talk to one of our Australasia Experts today on 0800 707 6010.

Island romance

Shimmering sands, impossibly blue waters and forest-clad mountains greet visitors to Bora Bora, one of French Polynesia's 118 islands and atolls. Around five hours by plane from New Zealand, Bora Bora makes a fine add-on to a New Zealand self-drive, or indeed a holiday to anywhere in New Zealand or Australia. Bora Bora itself is a 45-minute flight from the main island of Tahiti, and is home to spectacular underwater bungalows, the stuff of island dreams and out of this world honeymoons.

Did you know?

Bora Bora's English name comes from the Tahitian 'Pora Pora' which means 'first born'. Apparently, the island's original European settlers misheard the words.

In Bora Bora you show your relationship status with a flower. Place a flower behind your left ear if you're married or seeing someone, and behind your right ear if you're single.

Bora Bora's highest peak is Mount Otemanu at 727 metres. It has never been climbed due to the steep and fragile volcanic rock at its summit.

Bora Bora's waters are home to a diverse range of marine life, including turtles, sharks, dolphins manta rays, and hundreds of tropical fish. If you're very lucky, you might even spot a humpback whale.

How to get around

Get on your bike

Once you've arrived in Bora Bora, be it by boat or by plane, you'll most likely be met by your hotel. If not, there's not a lot of choice for how to get about, as there is just one road, and most of the island's interior is mountainous. There is a bus, but it doesn't run all that often, so your best bet is to take a taxi or hire a bike from your hotel. Cycling, or even walking, is a great way to explore the island; after all, what's the hurry?

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