in Îles Tuamotu-Gambier, French Polynesia

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-14.942 and -147.702 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -14° 56' 30" and W -147° 42' 7"
Currency and Currency Code:
Franc - XPF
Spoken languages:
French, Tahitian
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 04:06 PM (Wednesday)
Timezone: Pacific/Tahiti
UTC/GMT offset: -9 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:17 am and 5:34 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
14.931 and 32.309 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Al Qiwez Abu al Hasan
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Current travel safety evaluation for French Polynesia in Polynesia

Safety Score: 3,3 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to French Polynesia.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning French Polynesia. Last Update: 2020-07-08 07:23:41

Explore Avatoru

Avatoru in Îles Tuamotu-Gambier is located in French Polynesia about 218 mi (or 351 km) north-east of Papeete, the country's capital.

Local time in Avatoru is now 04:06 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named Pacific / Tahiti with an UTC offset of -10 hours. We know of 8 airports in the wider vicinity of Avatoru. The closest airport in French Polynesia is Rangiroa Airport in a distance of 3 mi (or 5 km), East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

If you need a place to sleep, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Papeete, Uturoa, , and . To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Hotels and Places to Stay


4,6 mi
French Polynesia

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Videos from this area

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The Tiputa Pass, Rangiora , French Polynesia.

Published: March 11, 2012
Length: 56:03 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Colin Rotheram

Rangiroa , This is one of the worlds most amazing places to dive, Shooting the pass as they say, On this dive you enter the pass and let the current fire you through, on the way through you...

Ebbing in Tiputa Pass

Published: December 18, 2010
Length: 21:34 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Olivier Le Diouris

Dolphins playing in Tiputa Pass

Published: February 24, 2013
Length: 00:52 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: NoaNoaTeTiare

夕方のランギロアのティプタパスにて。 イルカが波と戯れていました。

Diving Rangiroa - Tuamotus, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Published: June 21, 2010
Length: 21:39 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Werner Kruse

Rangiroa has 2 passes into the lagoon. Tiputa and Avatoru Pass. Both passes are excellent for diving. Tiputa Pass is one of the top 5 destinations for big fish encounters. Collection of dives...

Aquanauts Adventures in French Polynesia.wmv

Published: May 28, 2010
Length: 48:55 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Aquanaut Grenada

Aquanauts Grenada organizes annual trips to other top dive destinations for small groups of experienced divers. This was a "scouting trip" to French Polynesia. We organized Rebreather diving...

reproduction de dauphins Rangiroa

Published: December 26, 2014
Length: 23:11 min
Rating: 1 of 5
Author: Unglobe deuxrêves

ebat sexuel de dauphins dans la passe de Tiputa à Rangiroa en Polynésie française!

Rangiroa, campagne 2012

Published: November 28, 2012
Length: 05:34 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Pamela Carzon

Mission de suivi des grands dauphins communs, Tursiops truncatus, de la zone de Tiputa à Rangiroa, Polynésie française. Groupe d'Étude des Mammifères Marins de Polynésie, www.gemmpacific.org ...

Décollage de Rangiroa

Published: June 27, 2012
Length: 14:12 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Jonathan Larouche

Décolage vers Tahiti à partir de Rangiroa. Survol de la passe de Tiputa. On y voit le resort Kia Ora.

Manta Ray #5

Published: September 20, 2008
Length: 37:23 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: sschnoll

Manta Ray at Tiputa Pass Rangiroa, French Polynesia 10-SEP-2008.

Voyage à Rangiroa

Published: November 01, 2010
Length: 14:23 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Kevin Meresse

Quelques jours de plongée sous-marine à Rangiroa, en Polynésie française. C'était impréssionnant ! Des dauphins sauvages qui viennent jouer avec nous dans le grand bleu, des requins...

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Attractions and noteworthy things

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Avatoru is the chief town of Rangiroa, a coral atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago. It is located in the northwestern part of the atoll, and is home to the atoll's administration buildings, its post office and several churches. Rangiroa Airport is located 5.5 km Southeast of Avatoru. The atoll's black pearl industry is centered here as well. Its population is approximately 700. It is one of two villages located on Rangiroa, the other being Tiputa, located approximately 7 km southeast of Avatoru.

Located at -14.944, -147.705 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Atolls of the Tuamotus

Rangiroa Airport

Rangiroa Airport is an airport on the island of Rangiroa, French Polynesia. The airport is located on the northwestern edge of the atoll, 5.5 km southeast of Avatoru. The airport was built in 1965. Air Tahiti has regular daily flights connecting Rangiroa to other atolls of the French Polynesia. In 2009, 84,710 passengers utilized the airport.

Located at -14.9564, -147.659 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in French Polynesia

Avatoru Pass

Avatoru Pass is located on the northwestern portion of the Rangiroa lagoon in the Tuamotu Islands of French Polynesia. It is located immediately to the West of the village of Avatoru. There are only two major passes on Rangiroa, the other being Tiputa Pass. The latter is located approximately 8 km Southeast of Avatoru Pass. The Pass is a popular scuba diving location, although the Tiputa Pass is generally preferred by divers.

Located at -14.943, -147.712 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
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Landforms of the Tuamotus

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