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View of Makaroa Island
Makaroa is located in Pacific Ocean
Location of Makaroa Island in the Pacific Ocean

Makaroa is an island in the Gambier Islands of French Polynesia, located at 23°13′08″S 134°58′16″W / 23.21889°S 134.97111°W / -23.21889; -134.97111, 8.5 km south of Mangareva within the same lagoon. Makaroa is about 1.3 km in length and has a small rocky islet off its NW point.

Makaroa is uninhabited. It is a jagged and barren island with a maximum height of 136 m. 1.8 km to the SSE lies Kamaka Island.[1]


  1. ^ David Stanley, Tahiti-Polynesia handbook

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