Things to do in Tonga

Accommodation

Boat House Apartments (www.boathousetonga.com) - Owned and operated by The Moorings
Located directly across the street from the base, this hotel offers brand new accommodations for one night or longer for an extended stay.  Contact Ollie Smith for reservations at reception@moorings.co.nz
 
Other hotels close by:
The Tongan Beach Resort (www.thetongan.com)
The Balcony
The Port Wine Guest House
Hilltop Hotel

Kayaking

Explore our world of water by kayak and reach places that you never even knew existed! Meander through the tropical islands , past exotic wildlife or discover shallow coves and idyllic spots in the in the Vava'u group of islands, as you see even more of our stunning sailing area. You can rent a kayak from Sunsail or you can join scheduled Kayaking Tours to remote islands. These are available between May and December You may run into turtles, porpoises, whales, flying foxes and many seabirds.
Friendly Islands Kayak Company
The Adventure Centre,
Toula, Vava'u
Tel: +676 70173
www.fikco.com


Snorkelling

There are some great beaches throughout Vava'u. Snorkelling and reef viewing opportunities abound. We have a range of snorkelling gear which you may wish to use. We are limited on children’s sizes so if you have your own you may wish to bring your own.


Diving

Visibility is excellent and the diving is great. Lots of dive sites, offering hard and soft corals, sea fan grottos, wall diving and magnificent caves. Equipment can be rented and diving tours arranged.
Padi Courses, Diving Trips, Whale Watching.
Huib Kuilboer
Beluga Diving Limited
PO Box 70 Neiafu, Vava'u
Kingdom of Tonga
Located at Fangafoa Marina, Neiafu, Vava'u.
Tel: +(676) 70 327
www.belugadivingvavau.com
Beluga Dive Vavau has been owned and operated by the original owner for 15 years. Also, Dive Vava’u, and Dolphin Pacific Diving.


Surfing

Tonga enjoys world class surfing year round with 2 very distinct seasons: the Summer North Swell (November to March) and the Winter South Swell Season (April to October).


Whale Watching

From June to November humpback whales calve and mate in the calm waters. It is not only the sight that is fascinating: the male whales sing. Whale songs vary according to location: each year the song at each location changes.
Tonga is one of only 3 locations in the world where it is legal to swim with whales or snorkel with whales. This amazing experience can be managed so it is safe for both humans and animals.
Fishing - No Fishing permits are required. Vava’u offers Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Sailfish and Short-billed spearfish, as well as pelagic species such as Yellow Fin Tuna, Dog Tooth Tuna, Mahimahi, Wahoo and Giant Trevally.
The Ika Lahi Lodge – Game fishing Lodge with restaurant and bar on Ika Lahi is right on the foreshore inside Hunga Island Lagoon.
Website: www.tongafishing.com
Email: ikalahi@tongafishing.com.

Swimming

Swimming here is like swimming in an aquarium – the astonishing variety of marine life makes Tonga one of the world’s finest snorkelling and scuba diving destinations.


Kite Surfing

Kite Vava’u offers a solid range of kites and boards for rental or hire for students who reach the appropriate level of experience and also for riders who travel without their kit from overseas.
Kite Vava'u
Matt Mulligan
Tel: + (676) 59220 Email: kitevavau@gmail.com
Web: www.kitevavau.com


Kart Safaris

Imagine hopping behind the wheel and driving yourself, while following your guide, for 40kms of bush trails on a small jeep-like kart, through villages, plantations, out to lookout points and along ridgelines of Vava’u


Walking

There are several good walks from Neiafu including the climb up Mt. Talau (131m) which has excellent views over the harbour. Toafa Church on the west point of Vava'u has good views of the cliffs of Hunga Island and other islands.