Bora Bora is a petite island in the north-west of French Polynesia.
It’s the shape of Bora Bora that makes it stand out from the rest of this South Pacific archipelago. Islets and coral reefs curve around the island, creating a perfectly sheltered lagoon filled with fish. And the resident volcano, Mount Otemanu, rises up from the centre of the island.
Bora Bora sits right in the middle of the ocean between Australia and South America, so it’s a good day-long journey away from Melbourne.
At least 24 hours long – and sometimes up to 36 hours long.
You’ll probably have to use a combination of airlines, including Air Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui, Delta Air Lines, Jetstar Airways and Qantas Airways.
Indirect flights from Melbourne to Bora Bora take off several times a day.
Melbourne Airport (AKA Tullamarine Airport) and Bora Bora Airport (AKA Motu Mute Airport).
There aren’t any direct Melbourne to Bora Bora flights. Each journey includes at least 2 stops.
Jump on a flight from Melbourne to Bora Bora, and you’ll be on your way to one of the prettiest islands in the South Pacific.
Beach bums, scuba divers, sailors and snorkellers flock to the bright turquoise lagoon and coral reefs – and the clutch of five-star hotels.
Most visitors split their time between the beach and the water. Matira Beach deals out ivory-white sand and palm-covered hills. And the lagoon is a launch pad for sunset cruises and watersports.
Then there’s Mount Otemanu. This extinct volcano has two peaks and forested foothills that hide away trails and picnic spots.
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