Puraha Falls

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Puraha Falls was the third major waterfall that we saw on our day-long 4wd tour through Papenoo Valley and the heart of Tahiti Nui as we went from north to south. This waterfall sat behind a green yet clear manmade lake. In fact, the falls spilled right into the lake. I had seen photos of this waterfall with fuller flow, but considering that we were here towards the latter part of the dry season in 2002, we should be content that it was flowing as well as it did.

Since this falls was a west-facing waterfall, we had to look against the sun in order to photograph it, which didn't produce the best lighting. But at least with the open space and road being less bumpy as we crossed before the falls, it wasn't as difficult to photograph as say Topatari Falls was.

Directions: This waterfall is on the same excursion as that of Topatari Falls. See that page for directions.

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Closer look at the fallsCloser look at the falls

You have to look real close to notice the falls hiding in the shadows near the center of this photoYou have to look real close to notice the falls hiding in the shadows near the center of this photo, which is of Papenoo Valley as we looked back in the direction of the falls.

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