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What's on in Tahiti?
International Graffiti Art Festival
The International Graffiti Art Festival in Tahiti is a unique celebration of creativity. This week-long event sees 1500sqm of walls installed and painted on throughout Papeete and Moorea. If you want to plan your flights Melbourne to Tahiti around the event, it's usually held during the first week of May. However, it’s always a good idea to check the event's official website in case of date changes.
FIFO stands for the International Oceanian Documentary Film Festival. The event has been around since 2004 and takes place between January and February each year. It promotes Oceanian films and filmmakers, and it's an intriguing festival to attend if you're a film buff looking to buy tickets to Tahiti from Melbourne. The event also includes workshops, round table discussions and competitions for filmmakers.
Heiva i Tahiti
Heiva i Tahiti is the biggest event on the island and you won’t regret buying cheap flights Melbourne to Tahiti to attend. It's held between June 29 and July 14. It celebrates French Polynesia's culture and heritage, and locals take part in sporting competitions, beauty pageants, and parades. Some of the events you can look forward to watching including palm tree climbing, coconut cracking and traditional Tahitian dance troupes. It's one of the best times to buy Melbourne to Tahiti return flights if you want to soak up the local culture.
Papara Pro Open Tahiti
As one of the best destinations surfers, it's no surprise that Tahiti plays host to a spectacular surfing event. The Papara Pro Open Tahiti sees some of the top surfers visiting the island nation to compete. Book your Melbourne to Tahiti flights in March and watch the best of the best battle it out in the ocean over seven action-packed days.
Chinese New Year
Want to experience one of the biggest celebrations on Tahiti? Use Webjet to book tickets to Tahiti from Melbourne for Chinese New Year. These celebrations are one of the biggest on the island calendar, as Tahiti is home to a large population who descend from China. Expect opening ceremonies at Papeete's town hall, a lantern march through the streets and a ball with traditional Chinese cultural performances.
What is the best way to get around Tahiti?
Rent a car
The best way to get around Tahiti is to rent a car. If you're planning on doing a lot of exploring, having your own vehicle will make logistics that much easier. Once you've purchased your cheap flights to Tahiti from Melbourne through Webjet, you can also pre-book your car hire. It saves you time at Faa'a International Airport (PPT) and ensures you get your vehicle of choice.
Taxis aren't the cheapest way to get around. However, if your flights Melbourne to Tahiti land and you have lots of bags, the price is worth it especially if you don't want to waste time figuring out public transportation to your hotel. If you find yourself in need of a taxi while in Papeete, there are metered taxi drivers that you can flag down from the street.
For a scenic option, hire a bicycle to get around Tahiti. You don’t need to worry about organising one before your Melbourne to Tahiti flights arrive. Some accommodations on the island have bicycles available freely to guests, or you may be asked for a small rental fee. If you're going to use one for getting around Papeete, keep in mind that local traffic can be heavy at times.
Just because you've bought flights Melbourne to Tahiti doesn't mean you have to stay on just the one island for the entirety of your time away. Once you land at Faa'a International Airport (PPT), you can use Papeete as a springboard to other destinations in French Polynesia, such as Bora Bora or Moorea.
How much time should I spend in Tahiti?
If it's your first time purchasing Melbourne to Tahiti flights, give yourself seven to 10 days to explore French Polynesia. That will give you more than enough time to visit Tahiti, as well as potentially Bora Bora and Moorea. Your flights Melbourne to Tahiti will land in the capital city of Papeete at Faa'a International Airport (PPT). Base yourself here for around three days and explore Tahiti Iti and Tahiti Nui’s black-sand beaches, surf breaks and soak up the city’s lively atmosphere. From there, you can take a short ferry ride to Moorea. It's known for its laid back vibe, lush tropical forests and dramatic volcanic peaks. End of your trip to Tahiti with a stop at Bora Bora. It's the crown jewel of the Society Islands and one of the top reasons people purchase Melbourne to Tahiti return flights. Bora Bora is famous for its breathtaking lagoon, Mt. Otemanu, and its overwater bungalows. If you are wanting to island-hop, check out Webjet’s holiday packages!