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Vairao is located in Tahiti
Location in Tahiti
Coordinates: 17°49′9″S 149°17′32″W / 17.81917°S 149.29222°W / -17.81917; -149.29222Coordinates: 17°49′9″S 149°17′32″W / 17.81917°S 149.29222°W / -17.81917; -149.29222
Country France
French Polynesia
Commune Taiarapu-Ouest
District Vairao
Time zone French Polynesia Time (UTC-11)

Vairao, also Port Vairao[1] and Matiti, is a small port town and district on the southwest coast of Tahiti, just to the northwest of Teahupo'o. A town hall and sports centres lie in the northern part of the village and also features the Iti Diving International Centre, the only diving centre in Tahiti-Iti.[2] Vairao Bay and lagoon is noted for its fishing.[3][4]


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  2. ^ Blond, Becca; Brash, Celeste; Rogers, Hilary (2006). Tahiti & French Polynesia. Lonely Planet. p. 110. ISBN 978-1-74059-998-6. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  3. ^ May, Stephen (15 October 2000). Maverick heart: the further adventures of Zane Grey. Ohio University Press. ISBN 978-0-8214-1317-3. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Eldredge, Lucius G. (1994). Perspectives in aquatic exotic species management in the Pacific Islands. South Pacific Commission. ISBN 978-982-203-402-8. Retrieved 1 July 2011.