Tahiti has long been romanticised as a place to leave the hustle and bustle behind and that's exactly what French painter Paul Gauguin did in 1895. He spent the final years of his life in French Polynesia and is remembered in the Gauguin Museum, housed in the beautiful Botanical Gardens. The exhibits are slightly dated but that's not the case at the James Norman Hall Home, which commemorates the life of writer James Norman Hall, who penned several famous novels from his home in Arue.
Tattooing is also an integral part of Polynesian culture and if you're not game to get yourself permanently inked there are still plenty of places to see this traditional artform being practised in downtown Papeete and its outlying suburbs.
Tahiti Airport (PPT)
Flights from Australia to Tahiti will disembark at Faa'a International Airport.
Faa'a International Airport (PPT) in Papeete is the main gateway for travellers to the island of Tahiti, and the only international airport serving French Polynesia. The airport is comprised of a main terminal area and a separate terminal for Air Moorea domestic flights.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Faa'a International Airport. Book your Tahiti Airport accommodation.
Airlines that fly to Tahiti
For more information on Tahiti holidays check out our Tahiti travel guide.