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When is the best time to visit Tahiti?
May to October
The best time to buy Sydney to Tahiti return flights is for travel between May and October. It's winter for this South Pacific nation, and the cooler temperatures mean you don't need to worry about tropical storms. It’s perfect weather for long hikes through the forests and surfing. One thing that you do need to plan around is the increase in prices. This is the busiest tourism period for Papeete, and cheap flights Sydney to Tahiti are easier to snap up when you book in advance.
November to April
For those on the hunt for cheap flights to Tahiti from Sydney, look to travel between November and April. The summer months are characterised by high humidity, hot temperatures and rainy weather. If you’re buying flights Sydney to Tahiti for scuba diving or snorkelling, the summer months are not the best time to go. The rains mean you'll have less visibility unless you stick to shallow non-tidal lagoons. If you're okay with planning your itinerary around the storms, you can possibly find lower rates at hotels. You also won't struggle to find seats on inter-island planes from Papeete’s Faa'a International Airport (PPT) during the low season.
What are the dos and don'ts of visiting Tahiti?
The legal drinking age
Buying Sydney to Tahiti flights to celebrate your birthday? Unless you're over 21, you won't be able to purchase alcohol. Another thing to remember is that the public consumption of alcohol and public drunkenness are both illegal.
Tipping in Tahiti
Travellers buying flights Sydney to Tahiti don't have to worry about budgeting for tipping on the island. It's not customary, and restaurants will usually include a service charge on your bill. You aren't obligated to tip tour guides, and hotels also include a service charge when you check out.
Pack shoes you can easily take off
A custom that travellers buying Sydney to Tahiti flights should be aware of is taking off shoes when entering a person's home. You'll also need to greet each person in the room with a handshake or kiss on the cheek if you don't want to be rude.
What are the best things to do in Tahiti?
Stay in a overwater bungalow
One of the biggest reasons that people book tickets to Tahiti from Sydney is to experience the luxury of an overwater bungalow. No matter if you book one night, three nights or an entire week in these lavish accommodations, getting to tick off this incredible experience is a bucket list item for many travellers!
See the Three Waterfalls
Are you a fan of chasing waterfalls? Then you'll love Tahiti! The island is home to stunning waterfalls hidden deep within lush rainforests. One of the most natural wonders to visit is The Three Waterfalls. Visitors booking flights Sydney to Tahiti will find this series of falls on Tahiti Nui, and it's an easy walk to the falls from the car park.
Spend the day at La Plage de Maui
La Plage de Maui is one of the only white-sand beaches on Tahiti Nui. It's a beautiful spot to spend a lazy day on the beach and to explore the island's underwater bounty. When packing for your flights Sydney to Tahiti, don't forget your snorkelling gear! If you don't have your own, you can usually hire what you need from your hotel. If you start to get hungry or thirsty while at the beach, there is a nearby snack bar offering light bites and refreshments.
Visit the Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands
Want to learn more about Tahiti's history and culture? Visit the Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands. There are four sections to explore, covering anthropology, habitations, social and religious life and general history. A trip to the museum is a great thing to do if you're buying flights Sydney to Tahiti over the rainy season and you want to avoid any unexpected drizzle. The museum is only 16 minutes from Faa'a International Airport (PPT) in Papeete. You can also stop by here on your last day if your flight leaves late enough.
Catch some waves at Teahupo’o
Teahupo'o is one of the main reasons surfers buy flights Sydney to Tahiti. It's a legendary surf break where the waves are big and powerful. If you want to put your surfing skills to the test, the best time to buy Sydney to Tahiti return flights is between May and October. For those that aren't ready to tackle Teahupo'o, there are much easier surf breaks around the island. Papenoo on the East Coast of Tahiti has some of the most consistent beginner waves on the island.