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Coordinates: 17°32′S 149°50′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

The Sofitel Ia Ora resort on Mo'orea
The Sofitel Ia Ora resort on Mo'orea
Cook's Bay
Cook's Bay
Bungalows of Hotel Hibiscus, Hauru Point, Mo'orea
Bungalows of Hotel Hibiscus, Hauru Point, Mo'orea

Mo'orea (or Moorea) is a high island in French Polynesia, part of the Society Islands, 17 km (roughly 9mi) northwest of Tahiti. Several ferries go to the Vaiare wharf in Mo'orea daily from Papeete, the Tahitian capital. Mo'orea's Temae airport (MOZ) has connections to the international airport in Papeete and onward to other Society Islands. Moorea island. ... Moorea island. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 1528 KB) Cook Bay on Moorea in French Polynesia Creator: fr:User:Rv File links The following pages link to this file: Moorea Categories: French Polynesia | Society Islands ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 1528 KB) Cook Bay on Moorea in French Polynesia Creator: fr:User:Rv File links The following pages link to this file: Moorea Categories: French Polynesia | Society Islands ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2016x1134, 1004 KB) Source: de. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2016x1134, 1004 KB) Source: de. ... High Island is the name of several places in the United States: Communities High Island, Texas Islands High Island (Michigan) High Island (New York) High Island (Connecticut) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Society Islands (French: ÃŽles de la Société or offically Archipel de la Société) are a group of islands in the south Pacific, administratively part of French Polynesia. ... Map of French Polynesia Map of Tahiti and Moorea Tahiti is the largest island of French Polynesia, located in the archipelago of Society Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean at . ... Papeete Waterfront Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia, and is located on the island of Tahiti, which is part of the Society Islands, in French Polynesia. ...


The island is administratively part of the commune (municipality) of Moorea-Maiao, itself in the administrative subdivision of the Windward Islands. The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. ... Moorea-Maiao is a commune of French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The Windward Islands (French Îles du Vent) are the eastern group of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. ...


Because of its stunning scenery and accessibility to Papeete, Mo'orea is visited by many western tourists who travel to French Polynesia. Especially popular as a honeymoon destination, Mo'orea can often be seen in advertisements in American wedding magazines. A honeymoon is the traditional trip taken by newlyweds to celebrate their marriage. ...


Due to the island's natural beauty, the 1980s film The Bounty (starring Mel Gibson, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Day Lewis, Bernard Hill and Liam Neeson, among others) was mostly filmed on and around the island, despite the fact that the Bounty actually put in to Matavai Bay, Tahiti, and never visited Moorea. See Bounty for other uses of Bounty. The Bounty is a 1984 drama film with Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins based on the 1973 book by Richard Alexander Hough, which itself was based on a historical event. ... Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson AO (born January 3, 1956) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, director, and producer. ... A separate article is about composer Antony Hopkins. ... Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born April 29, 1957) is a British actor. ... Bernard Hill as King Théoden of Rohan in the Peter Jackson film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Bernard Hill is an English actor, born December 17, 1944 in Manchester, England. ... William John Liam Neeson OBE, born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland on the 7th of June, 1952, is an Oscar-nominated Northern Irish actor. ...


From above, the shape of the island vaguely resembles a fork, with its two nearly symmetrical bays opening to the north side of the island: Cook's (or Paopao) Bay and Oponohu Bay. The island was formed as a volcano 1.5 to 2.5 mya, the result of a geologic hotspot in the mantle under the oceanic plate that formed the whole of the Society Archipelago. It is theorized that the current bays were formerly river basins that filled during the Holocene searise. In geology, a hotspot is a location on the Earths surface that has experienced active volcanism for a long period of time. ...


Charles Darwin was inspired for his theory regarding the formation of coral atolls when looking down upon Mo'orea standing on a peak on Tahiti. He described it as a "picture in a frame," referring to the barrier reef encircling the island. Charles Robert Darwin FRS (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist [1] who achieved lasting fame by producing considerable evidence that species originated through evolutionary change, at the same time proposing the scientific theory that natural selection is the mechanism by which such change occurs. ... Satellite image of a part of the Great Barrier Reef. ...


Don the Beachcomber lived here for some time until his houseboat was destroyed by tropical cyclones. The front cover from a Beachcomber menu circa 1959 Donn Beach (born Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt February 22, 1907 – June 7, 1989) is the acknowledged founding father of tiki restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. ... A houseboat in Amsterdam House Boat on Kerala water-ways House Boat in Kumarakom lake House Boat on Kerala water-ways A houseboat is a boat that has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a human dwelling. ... Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004 Hurricane and Typhoon redirect here. ...


Mo'orea means "yellow lizard" in Tahitian.[citation needed] An older name for the island is Aimeho, sometimes spelled Aimeo or Eimeo, (among other spellings misunderstood by early visitors with no knowledge of language). Early Western colonists and voyagers also referred to Mo'orea as York Island.


The University of California, Berkeley maintains the Richard B. Gump South Pacific Research Station on the west coast of Cook's Bay. The University of California, Berkeley (also known as UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, and by other names, see below) is the oldest and flagship campus of the ten-campus University of California system. ...


See also

The Society Islands (French: ÃŽles de la Société or offically Archipel de la Société) are a group of islands in the south Pacific, administratively part of French Polynesia. ... The Windward Islands (French Îles du Vent) are the eastern group of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. ...

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Moorea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (261 words)
Moorea is a high island in French Polynesia, part of the Society archipelago, 17 km (roughly 9mi) northwest of Tahiti.
Moorea's Temae airport (MOZ) has connections to the international airport in Papetee and onward to other Society Islands.
Charles Darwin was inspired for his theory regarding the formation of coral atolls when looking down upon Moorea standing on a peak on Tahiti.
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