Rarotonga, Samoa & Tonga - Tonga (PDF Chapter)
This is the Tonga chapter from Lonely Planet’s Rarotonga, Samoa & Tonga guidebook.
Kiss the tourist hype goodbye – and say a warm malo e lelei (hello!) to the Kingdom of Tonga. Resolutely sidestepping flashy resorts and packaged cruise-ship schtick, Tonga is unpolished, gritty and unfailingly authentic.
- kayak between the reefs and islands offshore from Nuku’alofa, Neiafu and Pangai
- hike tropical rainforests and along sheer ocean clifftops on ’Eua
- ponder Tongatapu’s curious Ha’amonga ‘a Maui Trilithon, the ‘Stonehenge of the South Pacific’
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Tongatapu, Nuku’alofa, Talamahu Market, ’Anahulu Cave, ’Eua, Mapu’a’a Vaca Blowholes, Ha’apai Group, Lifuka Group, Fonuafo’ou, Vava’u Group, Neiafu, Around Vava’u, Southern and Eastern Vava’u Islands, Niua Group, Niuatoputapu, Tafahi and Niuafo’ou, Tonga Today, History, Culture, Arts, Environment, Food & Drink and Survival Guide.
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