Bora Bora is located in the southern Pacific Ocean between Australia and South America. The small island is approximately 160 miles northwest of Tahiti and around 2,632 miles south of Hawaii.
The absolute location of the city that serves as the administrative center of the island, Vaitape, is 16° 30' South latitude, 151° 45' West longitude. It is 3,595 miles from Queensland, Australia, and 4,992 miles from Lima, Peru. Bora Bora is one of the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, and it is ringed by coral reefs. Bora Bora is a famous tourist destination, and as of 2014 its economy largely depends on tourist travel.