Wallis and Futuna

Driving in Wallis and Futuna–

Wallis and Futuna is an overseas community of France consisting of two small island groupings in Polynesia, near Fiji and Samoa. Wallis and Futuna comprises two archipelagoes:

Hoorn Islands group (also known as the Futuna Islands, and as Îles Horne). The main Island is Futuna-population 5000.

Wallis Islands group (also known as ʻUvea,) The main Island is with a population of 10,000.   Mata-Utu s the capital of Wallis and Futuna, and is on Wallis Island.

Wallis Island has 120km of roads, most of which are paved. Most of the villages are on Wallis’ east coast from Halalo to Vailala, which has a paved road along its length . All the main villages on Futuna can be accessed on paved but rough roads.Driving is on the right hand side of the road and is a laidback affair, with little traffic. You should expect unlit roads though with the usual hazards of night driving including animals and pedestrians in the road.


Wallis and Futuna Car Rental

Most rental options tend to be ‘unofficial’. There are likely to be locals waiting at the airport when a plane arrives who will offer to rent you a car. Make sure you get agreement on things like insurance, fuel and price before you agree to take the car.

Some hotels can also arrange car rental on Wallis including Hotel Lomipeau below.


On Futuna, you will need to arrange a rental with an enterprising local, or your hotel or guest house may also be able to help arrange this.

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