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travel42 Port Guide: Nuku Hiva

Nuku Hiva travel42 Port of Call Guide

Taiohae on the south coast of Nuku Hiva, 875 mi/1,400 km northeast of Tahiti, is the administrative center for French Polynesia's Marquesas Islands. Many 19th-century vestiges of French colonialism can be seen around this small town, alongside recent reproductions of old Polynesian art. Notre-Dame Cathedral shelters some wonderful wood carvings.

Deep valleys radiate from the high plateau in the center of Nuku Hiva, making getting around by road a case of constant ups and downs. Many old stone...

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