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Wallis and futuna: Climate & Weather
The climate is equatorial, with two main seasons: a hot and humid season which lasts from October to April, with an average temperature of 30 ° C, and the possibility of cyclones; A drier and sunnier season since March, much more pleasant, and which is much more conducive to the discovery of this region.
30°C - 86°F
Mata-Utu, updated 23:00 GMT
Wallis and futuna: Map
What to do in Wallis and futuna
The landscapes of Wallis are less spectacular than those of Futuna. On Wallis there are verdant hills with a height of 145 meters, Mount Lulu Fakahega, with a small chapel on the site, and a path that descends towards the sea. On Futuna, Mount Puke, 524 meters above sea level, Which represents the highest point of the island, but there is no road to get there: one goes there on foot and with a guide, because the multitude of trails risks losing you.
The beaches of the archipelago are not really made for swimming, but the coastal sites are magnificent, and you will find sublime transparent lagoons. For the fans of beach, you can go to the island of Alofi, 2 km from Futuna, uninhabited but whose beach is heavenly.
Points of Interest in Wallis:
· Lake Lalolalo, crater lake surrounded by cliffs 30 m high, 80 m deep
· The small fishing village of Vailala, at the northern tip of the island
· Everywhere you can observe birds, mainats and capuchins, and flora, banana trees, hibiscus, bushes, coconut trees, bamboos, during your hikes
· The archaeological sites of Talietumu, a fortress built at the beginning of the 15th century, and Tonga Toto (idem)
· St. Joseph's Church, the oldest on the island, in the village of Mala'efo'ou, whose interior is decorated with biblical scenes, and frescoes of fish and shells
· The Church of the Sacred Heart in Faga'ueva, created in 1991 with a very special architecture that imitates the shape of a lighthouse
· The town of Mata-Utu, west of the island, and two notable monuments: the Cathedral of Our Lady and the Palace of the King
Sites of interest in Futuna:
· The village of Vasei with its traditional hut covered with a palm roof
· The point of the Pyramid and its magnificent panorama
· Sigavé, a town situated to the south-west of the island, and its Sausau church decorated with 3 imposing circular towers
· The church of Leava in the south of the island, with its beautiful carved wooden ceiling
Wallis and futuna : The basics
No visa is required for French nationals.
The current currency is the Franc Pacific (CFP).
You will land at Hihifo International Airport, 6 km from Mata-Utu, passing through Noumea via Japan, but no means of transfer are provided except through your hotel. To travel on the spot, you can fly to Futuna, and rent a car or scooter for the rest of your trips. There is no taxi or public transport.
Health: no vaccination is mandatory, but conventional vaccines are recommended. You must also protect yourself from mosquitoes to avoid dengue, and drink bottled water on Futuna (it is safe to drink on Wallis).
Security: nothing special to report.
Shopping: you can bring back stuffs (here called tapas), wood carvings, paintings.