Huanhine

May 21, 2019 - National Geographic Orion


Our visit today was to the quiet scenic island of Huanine. For the first time we tied up at the dock in the quaint town of Fare and disembarked via the gangway.

The morning commenced with the choice of a journey around the island on a ‘Le Truck’ or 4-wheel drive vehicle. Both tours included a hike to sacred maraes, stopping at spectacular viewing points and learning about traditional stone fish traps.

The afternoon was focused on water activities and included snorkeling among some stunning Pacific Ocean fish and coral and cruising gently around on a stand-up paddleboard. The day was completed with a stunning sunset cruiser past this beautiful island.

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Martin Cohen

Naturalist

Martin grew up in Melbourne playing cricket and Australian Rules football. While growing up, and to his parents’ dismay, Martin brought home and kept a menagerie of wildlife including frogs, lizards, turtles, and even poisonous snakes!

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