A valley of historical interest.
The valley of the Fataua lies between Pirae and Papeete. The valley begins at the gate of Polynésienne des Eaux, the company which manages the water supply in Papeete. A trail of about 3 kilometers leads to the bridge at Fachoda. It is a shaded, pleasant walk and there is a marae to visit on the way. After the bridge at Fachoda, the trail becomes more difficult. Hikers can choose between two routes: the first follows the river to arrive at the foot of a waterfall. The second crosses the river by a bridge and arrives at the top of the waterfall. You will also pass pools of fresh water and natural toboggans worn in blocks volcanic stone. Afterwards, you can discover the ruins of Fachoda fort and the governor's gardens. The trail then continues to Toevere mountain pass at about 600 meters high, from where you can reach the valley of the Punaruu in Punaauia, via Diadème pass.