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Moorea's Mt. Tohivea

Droning in Moorea, French Polynesia

martins_nc
martins_nc
1.6k VŪZ 22 13
a month ago

Check out this stunning drone video of the South Pacific island of Moorea, compliments of contributor martins_nc.  Moorea is situated in French Polynesia, just a few km/mi  northwest of Tahiti.  Both Moorea and Tahiti are part of the Society Islands, one of the main groupings within this French overseas territory.  The roughly 15 km (around 10 mi.) wide island was formed by a volcano (Mt. Tohivea) and is an infant in geological terms - only about 2 million years old.  This video was a DVOW nominee in May 2019

New Caledonia: Melanesian Paradise

NEW CALEDONIA || There is strength and beauty in diversity || ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Cedricjb
Cedricjb
2.8k VŪZ 13 16
3 months ago

If you are thinking of taking a trip to the South Pacific, this amazing drone video by Cedricjb will convince you to check out New Caledonia.  The video uses a combination of drone and ground camera footage, skillfully woven together with captions to tell a story about this island paradise.  New Caledonia is part of the Melanesia region, which lies to the west of Polynesia, to the south of Micronesia, and to the northeast of Australia.  Currently, it's an overseas territory of France.

Drone Tour of Fiji

Fiji by drone

Exclusive Aerials
Exclusive Aerials
13.0k VŪZ 34 25
3 years ago

The nation of Fiji consists of a group of islands in the middle of the South Pacific region.  It's part of the group of islands known as Melanesia.  On the western end of the archipelago is a group of volcanic islands called the Yasawa Islands.  Top contributor Exclusive Aerials used a DJI Phantom 3 Pro drone to create this tour of one of these islands, which was where the 1980's blockbuster film "The Blue Lagoon" starring Brooke Shields was filmed.  

Humpback Whales in Tonga

Humpback's of Ha'apai - Kingdom of Tonga

Cameron McGeorge
Cameron McGeorge
31.2k VŪZ 63 56
2 years ago

Top contributor CM Photography spent two weeks in Tonga, an island archipelago situated towards the eastern end of the South Pacific Islands, in the region known as Polynesia.  His spectacular drone film documents humpback whales in the warm waters of Tonga during their migration from Antarctica. The aerial footage of these majestic creatures was taken off the northern tip of Tonga's Foa Island, part of the country's Ha'apai group of islands.  

Bora Bora, Society Islands

Bora Bora

lienzoenelaire
lienzoenelaire
5.2k VŪZ 24 12
2 years ago

Bora Bora is an island in the South Pacific.  It is part of the Society Islands group of French Polynesia, an administered territory of France.  Contributor Lienzoenelaire used a drone and an underwater camera to give us this bird's eye perspective of the stunning natural scenery and marine wildlife of this tropical paradise.  The island sits just a short plane hop away from Tahiti, the largest of French Polynesian islands and the most recognized.

Windsurfing in Tahiti

Tahiti Freeride Cup 2018, the best windsurf race of French Polynesia!

CYWORKS
CYWORKS
3.3k VŪZ 16 11
10 months ago

The islands of the South Pacific appear near the top of most lists of the world's best spots for windsurfing.  Numerous competitions are held there in which the best windsurfers on the planet compete for prizes.  One of these events is the 2018 Tahiti Freeride Cup, held on a lagoon of Raiatea Island.  Contributor and drone pilot CYWORKS was there to film the action in the 2018 creating this epic video which includes footage of the Brazilian windsurfing champion Mateus Isaac.

Drone Tour of Guam, Marshall Islands

A Drone on Guam 4k | Endless Aerial

Endless Aerial
Endless Aerial
7.4k VŪZ 31 27
2 years ago

Contributor Endless Aerial used a drone to create this epic 4k bird's eye view of Guam, an island in the South Pacific.  Guam, along with the nearby Northern Mariana Islands which lie to its northeast, is a territory of the United States, which was granted control of the islands following the Spanish American War.  The video will give you a sense of the beautiful landscape of this island in the Micronesia region, which also includes Palau, the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia.

Ha'Apai Islands, Tonga

Matafonua Ha'apai The Kingdom Of Tonga

Darrennina
Darrennina
6.9k VŪZ 43 25
2 years ago

The Kingdom of Tonga is an archipelago in the South Pacific region of Polynesia consisting of well over 100 islands, many of them quite small, broken into several groups.  One of these groups is the Ha' apai, a collection of tiny islets and coral reefs near the geographic middle of the Kingdom.  Contributor Darrennina used a drone and underwater cameras to give us this aerial tour of this South Pacific Paradise, nicknamed the Friendly Islands in reference to the reception given to Captain James Cook upon landing here.

Volcanoes of New Caledonia

Vanuatu & Nouvelle Calédonie from above

AirDroner
AirDroner
8.8k VŪZ 59 36
2 years ago

In the Melanesia region of the South Pacific Islands, the most prominent groups of islands are Vanuatu and New Caledonia.  While New Caledonia remains a French dependency at least through 2018, Vanatu (located about 540 km or 350 mi. away) is now fully independent from France.  Contributor AirDroner created this epic aerial tour of these tropical islands, which includes footage of some of the still-active volcanoes which produced them.  

Mo'orea and Tahiti Islands

HEAD OVER French Polynesia 4K 2017 Tahiti Moorea

damienlair
damienlair
3.5k VŪZ 35 42
2 years ago

Mo' orea is a small South Pacific island which lies just to the west of the larger and more well known island of Tahiti.  Both islands are part of the Society Islands group within French Polynesia, which has a total population of a bit under 200,000 as of 2018.  While Mo' orea has its own airport, most travelers arrive by ferryboat from Tahiti.  Top contributor Damienlair used a DJI Mavic Pro drone and ground cameras to create this epic bird's eye view of the two Polynesian islands.  

Sailing in New Caledonia

Sailing the New Caledonian lagoon

martins_nc
martins_nc
2.9k VŪZ 26 17
2 years ago

The French territory New Caledonia is less well known compared to other South Pacific spots such as Tahiti or Tonga.  Like most of the islands in the region, New Caledonia has some ideal sailing conditions, particularly for those who prefer calmer waters close to shore which  allow other activities such as stand-up-paddleboarding and scuba diving.  In this video, Martin_NC used a drone to record a weekend built around catamaran sailing at one of the island's beautiful lagoons. 

Fiji's Namotu Island

#FromWhereIDrone | FIJI

Tyler Rooke
Tyler Rooke
2.4k VŪZ 24 24
a year ago

Contributor Tyler Rooke used a DJI Phantom 3 drone to create this epic selfie from Namotu Island, one of the 300+ islands which make up the nation of Fiji in the South Pacific.  It lies just a few km/miles to the west of Viti Levu, the main island of Fiji.  Namotu is the southernmost in a chain of tiny islands called the Mamanuca Islands.  It's known for having some of the best surfing beaches in Melanesia, as the southwestern part of the South Pacifc island region is known.  

Le Phare Amédée Lighthouse

Le Phare Amédée : 1 minute 30 sur l'île aux tricots rayés

Les Waouh de Vic
Les Waouh de Vic
2.0k VŪZ 15 17
a year ago

Le Phare Amédée is the site of one of the most well known lighthouses in the South Pacific.  It's located on a small island of the same name about 24 km (around 15 mi) from the city of  Nouméa, in New Caledonia.  It was built in Paris in 1862, tested, disassembled, and then shipped around the world.  At 56 meters (184 ft.), it's one of the tallest lighthouses in the world.  Contributor Les Waouh de Vic used a DJI Mavic Pro Platinum to create this beautiful aerial view of the landmark, one of NC's top tourist attractions. 

Fiji's Yasawa Islands

Trip in Yasawa Islands,Fiji

Safi Dehili
Safi Dehili
1.4k VŪZ 18 11
2 years ago

The Yasawa Islands are some of the most well known amongst the hundreds which make up the South Pacific island nation of Fiji.  They begin to the northwest of the main island and extend to the northeast.  These islands became very well known several decades ago when they were used as the shooting location for the 1980 blockbuster movie The Blue Lagoon starring Brooke Shields.  In this video, you'll get a bird's eye view of the Yasawa's compliments of contributor and drone pilot Safi Dehili.

Surfing in Tahiti

Kelly Slater highlights by TahitiFlyShoot WSL Billabong PRO Tahiti 2016

Tahiti Fly Shoot
Tahiti Fly Shoot
2.4k VŪZ 19 10
a year ago

The South Pacific island of Tahiti is consistently ranked among the world's top surfing spots.  And 11-time World Surfing League champion Kelly Slater is very definitly ranked amongst the very best surfers of all time.  When this legendary surfer headed for Tahiti for the WSL's Billabong Pro Tahiti event in 2016, contributor Tahiti Fly Shoot was there to capture the action via drone, creating this epic video of the session.   Tahiti is part of French Polynesia.

The Beauty of French Polynesia

Shades of blue and green - alilasail.com

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110612379730050067610
326 VŪZ 7 6
4 months ago

Prepare to be amazed by this stunning drone video of French Polynesia.  They cover a vast area of the South Pacific, in the Polynesia which is the easternmost of the three main South Pacific regions (the others being Melanesia and Micronesia).  French Polynesia includes some of the most well known islands in the entire South Pacific region, including Tahiti and Bora Bora.  Watch the video and you'll see why French Polynesia is considered some of the best sailing waters in the world.  

Palau, Caroline Islands

Palau Aerial Show Reel

rwbrooks
rwbrooks
1.2k VŪZ 12 10
2 years ago

Rwbrooks created this memorable aerial tour of Palau, an island nation in the South Pacific.  It's part of the Caroline Islands, an archipelago of the region of Micronesia.  The country consists of over 300 individual islands, many of them uninhabited.  The islands went from Spanish to German control, and were taken over by Japan during World War I.  The island of Peleliu was the scene of a major battle between American and Japanese forces in late 1944, during the closing months of World War II.

Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Rarotonga Cook islands 4k

leogiraudeau
leogiraudeau
503 VŪZ 21 9
a year ago

Check out this drone video of a tiny island in the South Pacific, compliments of contributor leogiraudeau.  It's a volcanic island called Rarotonga, which has a population of about 15,000.  It's the largest of 15 islands, totaling less than 250 square km (less than 100 square mi.) spread out over an enormous stretch of the South Pacific.  The islands are a sovereign nation but maintain a close official connection to New Zealand, which generally handles the islands' relations with the outside world.  

Fiji's Cloudbreak: Surfing Heaven

Cloudbreak Fiji

Jasonkmclean
Jasonkmclean
590 VŪZ 11 11
2 months ago

Cloudbreak is a left-breaking reef pass off the shores of Namotu, one of the islands of Fiji in the South Pacific.  It is regularly ranked amongst the 10-12 best surfing spots in the world, and has hosted many competitions where the best surfers on earth show up to take it on.   In this  drone video by Jasonmclean, you'll get a bird's eye view of some very skilled surfers hitting the waves here.   It's a reminder of how much drones have revolutionized how we see action sports like surfing.

Surfing Bikini's in Tahiti

KALOEA Surfer Girls - This is Tahiti (HD Drone)

Kaloea Bikinis
Kaloea Bikinis
170.9k VŪZ 154 58
2 years ago

Take Tahiti by drone to ride the waves of the South Pacific with a few gorgeous Kaloea surfer girls. This was a promotional video for the Kaloea Surfing Bikini company, a maker (as the name suggests) of swimsuits for female surfers.  It also does a great job of promoting the tropical paradise of Tahiti, the largest of the Society Islands archipelago and the home of over 2/3 of the population of this French-controlled territory in the South Pacific.  

Compilation Video

South Pacific Islands from Above

AirVūz Social
AirVūz Social
11.6k VŪZ 29 8
a year ago

The South Pacific is made up some of the world’s most beautiful tropical islands.  It includes the regions of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia, each of which has its own assortment of tropical islands.  In order to see the South Pacific from above, AirVūz created a compilation of the best of the best videos from this region. Escape to paradise with these incredible drone videos of Tahiti, Bora Bora, Palau, Fiji, New Caledonia, Guam, and more! 

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Fiji Islands Summer

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Fiji Island Hopping

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Namotu

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