South Pacific - Tonga (PDF Chapter)
This is the Tonga chapter from Lonely Planet’s South Pacific 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.
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