The Austral Archipelago

The Austral Islands lie in the extreme south and consist of five high islands: Rurutu, Tubuai, Rimatara, Raivavae and Rapa.

The furthermost inhabited lands of the South Pacific, off the conventional tourist trail, the Austral Islands are extinct volcanoes, but with gentler slopes and lower summits than those of the other archipelagos, with the exception of Rapa.