Wallis and Futuna Travel Facts

The Basics

Country: Wallis and Futuna

Where is it?: Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand

Why do people go here?: You like things French, especially French pacific. Wallis and Futuna are relatively secluded islands where you can spend a lot of time doing nothing. However, even doing that will cost you a bit of dosh.

What are the main entry points?: The French like to stick together: although they are further away that other islands, most flightscome from New Caledonia or Tahiti.

Currency used: Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique franc (XPF)

Country Code: 681

Area codes for Major Cities: No city codes required

Religion: Roman Catholic 99%, other 1%

Population: 16,000

Ethnic Breakdown: Polynesian

Government: Overseas territory of France

Languages: French, Wallisian (indigenous Polynesian language)

Travel Information

Major Cities: Mata-Utu (on Ile Uvea)

Attractions: French culture, Seclusion, Spending money, Volcanoes

Accommodation: None

Tips for Visiting

When to go: May to October does the trick- it’s the dry season.

Specific Events/Holidays: Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)

Getting Around: No public transport and few bikes means it’s up to you to hire a car or motorcycle to get around. Traveling from oneisland to another requires a flight.

Cheapest airport to fly into: Both of the islands have their own airport. Wallis has the Hihifo Airport, while Futuna has Pointe Vele Airport.

Need more information?: Check out the Wallis and Futuna travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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