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The beautiful island of Moorea.

Most of the rain that falls on Moorea flows through the island's river system. These rivers have lead to some of the world's most beautiful waterfalls. This particular waterfall is about 250 feet tall.

The water flowing from these falls is cool and fresh. Much of the fresh water that Moorea receives is deposited into the ocean through Moorea's two bays. Opunohu Bay is on the west side of Mt. Rotui and Cook's Bay is on the east side. The two bays have led to an interesting formation in Moorea's barrier reef.

As one can see the pools created by the waterfalls have their value. After a long hike, one can take a cool refreshing dip in the natural pool.

A word of advice, that is not a leaf brushing up against your leg while you were swimming. As for what it is, you will have to visit and find out for yourself.

Another good thing about the waterfalls is that while everyone is relaxing in the pool, it is a good time to get to know your guide. Our guide is named Frank Murphy. He has been living on Moorea for many years. Frank has started his own company. It is called Iaora Tahiti Ecotours. Iaora Ecotours has many different tour options. No one could put it better than this quote. "Our guides are professionals that can lecture and answer questions about a variety of topics, including: Coral Reef Ecology; Anthropology; Botany; Island Evolution; History; Bird Life; and Polynesian Culture." Frank and Iaora Tahiti Ecotours can be reached by email at One could also visit their Web Site at The site is very much worth looking into if you are the least bit interested in learning about the islands and the culture.


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