Sam Howzit
Do & See

Water Sports

Surrounded by coral gardens and with the water so clear in places you can see 40 metres down, the islands of Tonga offer premium diving and snorkelling experiences. Swim inside the Swallows Cave and dive into Mariners Cave from the island of Vava’u. From Ha’apai, view captivating marine life and colourful corals. Discover the "The Green Wall" of Ha’ano Islands – a long drop-off that plunges towards the great Tongan trench.
Tongan National Centre

Tongan National Centre

On the main island Tongatapu, you can gain an insight into the history of the Kingdom of Tonga by visiting the Tongan National Centre. It contains many historical artifacts and the cultural tours are very good value. You can witness traditional dancing, locals make tapa, weave baskets and carve. At the dinner show you will experience traditional dishes – many cooked in an underground oven – an umu – then afterwards be entertained by dancers and musicians. It is one of the highlights of the tours around the island of Tongatapu.
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Mapu ’a Vaea

The amazing Mapu ’a Vaea or Blowholes, extend for 5km along the south shore on Tongatapu. Their name Mapu ’a Vaea means ‘’Chief’s Whistles’ and you can see the water forced through the natural vents in the coral limestone cliffs sometimes up to 30 metres in height.
Tongatapu Island Tour

Tongatapu Island Tour

Join a Tongatapu Island Tour to see the Royal Palace, Royal Tombs, the Blow Holes, Flying foxes and, on the western side of the island, the enthralling Ha’amonga Trilithon, the Stonehenge of the South Pacific and the ancient capital of Mu’a with its fascinating Terrace Tombs on the East.
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Eua National Park

On ‘Eua, the National Park is considered one of the best walks in the South Pacific. Walk through pristine forest, explore the rugged southern coastline, caves, chasms, waterfalls and see panoramic views. You may hear the raucous cry of the ‘koki – or red-breasted musk parrot – found only on ‘Eua. It is a great trip for fit people who are keen on nature and adventure. A guide is essential. The trip takes 7 hours and is not suitable for children under 12 years. It is easy to get to ‘Eua, you can either go there with a ferry from Nuku’alofa and takes about two hours, or by flight witch only takes 8 minutes for a trip.
Tofau

Tofau

For a real adventure, travel to Tofua and hike. There is a remote volcano, where, with planning, you can camp in its crater.
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Whale watching

From June to November hundreds of humpback whales call the warm waters surrounding the islands of Tonga home. The islands of Vava’u have particularly large numbers of whales utilizing the area as a nursery. Many tours operate boats for closer viewing. Whale Watch Vava’u is a tour operator that can organise your whale watching trip.
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