Tubuai / Polynesia
Tubuai is the name of the atoll and its eponymous main island, located in the South Pacific Ocean, 640 km south of Tahiti. Administratively the islands belong to French Polynesia. In early August 1777 Tubuai Island was sighted by James Cook as first Europeans. In 1789 the British sailor Fletcher Christian and his comrades tried unsuccessfully to settle on Tubuai and founded Fort George, located on the northeast coast.
A reconstruction of the former settlement of Fort George is still an attraction. Also visit the island capital Mataura in the north and then follow the interstate road to Mahu in the south. Meanwhile learn about the charming landscape inland. For a memorable and not too diffocult mountain hike, the western mountain chain called "lying man"is suitable. The coastal road in the west of Tubuai is also fantastic. It offers a spectacular view of the small Motu Islands of the eastern lagoon and leads at the same time along fantastic beaches that invite for sunbathing and swimming.