Arue is a commune in the suburbs of Papeete in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. Arue is located on the island of Tahiti, in the administrative subdivision of the Windward Islands, themselves part of the Society Islands.
The commune of Arue includes the atoll of Tetiaroa (5.85 km²/2.26 sq. miles; property of Marlon Brando's family), located 58 km (36 mi) north of Tahiti.
The area of Arue was first settled by travelers from Asia during the year of 1000. They had built houses out of grass and mud. The Polynesians had hunted fish with spears. Captain James Cook had arrived at Tahiti to chart the coast.
The commune of Arue lies at about 20 feet above mean sea level. The Papenoo River runs close to Arue in the east.