austral islands

Transportation in The Austral Islands

Travel to and from the airport should be arranged in advance by your Preferred Travel Professional or by your Guesthouses. Car rentals are available in Moerai on Rurutu. However the islands are small and few visitors rent a car to get around and instead tour by circle-island excursions, local guides, or by foot, boat or bicycle.

Getting Around The Austral Islands

Air Tahiti provides non-stop and one-stop service from Papeete to Rurutu four days a week, Tubuai five days a week, and Raivavae three days a week. Non-stop flight time is 1 hour 30 minutes to Rurutu, 1 hour 40 minutes to Tubuai, and 1 hour 50 minutes to Raivavae. Air Tahiti provides connecting service from Rurutu to Tubuai two days a week and further service from each island to Raivavae one day a week. Inter-island vessels offer infrequent voyages, however they are seldom used by visitors.

By air

REGULAR FLIGHTS

AIR TAHITI
-Rurutu: Tel. Agency & Stop over: (689) 40.93.02.50
Fax: (689) 40.93.02.51
-Tubuai: Tel. Agency: (689) 40.93.22.75
Tel. Stop over: (689) 40.95.08.39 / Fax: (689) 40.93.22.76
-Raivavae: Tel. & Fax Agency & Stop over: (689) 40.95.45.38
-Rimatara: Tel. Agency & Fax: (689) 40.94.42.42
Tel. Stop over: (689) 40.94.42.23

CHARTERED FLIGHTS

AIR ARCHIPELS / AIR TAHITI /
SARL POL’AIR / TAHITI AIR CHARTER

By sea

TUHAA PAE IV
Motu Uta, Fare Ute, Papeete
Patrice COLOMBANI
B.P. 1890 – 98713 Papeete – Tahiti
Tel.: (689) 40.41.36.06 / Fax: (689) 40.43.15.88
pcolombani@snathp.com
Restaurant and cafeteria.
Frequency: 1 voyage to Rapa every 2 months and 2 to 3 voyages monthly to the other Austral Islands (Rurutu, Tubuai, Raivavae, Rimatara).