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For any water lover, relaxation seeker, a short 2 hour 50 minute flight from Auckland landing at Fua'Amotu airport, arriving at your destination Nuku’alofa is a wish commanded. You can immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters, offering the perfect snorkelling, diving and popular water sports activities for enthusiasts. This capital city is the home to the Tongan Royal family. In the hub of the city is where the old and new of Tonga meets. This charming city contains significant Tongan history, culture and a buzzing market mainlining the Tongan lifestyle, with so much magnetism Nuku’alofa makes our Top three things to do in Tonga list.
When you arrive for your Tonga holiday be ready to be bewildered by historical buildings, including the Royal Palace, a strip of churches down the main street, leading you through restaurants and cafes. For the foodies, the Tongan Island feast is one of the 4 Unique Island Food Experiences we recommend. Continue down the main street all the way to the bedazzling beaches at the broad waterfront, where you will discover sweeping white sand beaches and the perfect waters where you can relax, or even get up close to the wild sea life.
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The rustic city is the perfect faraway escape location, in Nuku’alofa you will see pigs and chickens on the main streets, as well as a local farmers’ market where you can buy fresh produce and local merchandise. You will find the convenience where everything you will need to enjoy a relaxing holiday is a stone’s throw away. Everything is accessible by feet in Nuku’alofa including one of the most fascinating wonders from our 6 of the Pacific's most mysterious wonders list.
Go to this wonderful location from May to November.
For a detailed insight to the best time to travel to Tonga, check out our guide The Pacific Islands: When to go.
A subtropic climate, with 2 seasons characterised by warm to hot summers during December to April, reaching on average 32°C. The cool to mild winters occurs from May to November averaging 27°C or below.
The wet season usually occurs during summer from January to April, and peaking during March, the subtropic humidity has Tonga averaging 80% humidity on a daily basis.
Infrequent cyclones occur during November and March with a more major cyclone occurring every decade or so.
With the subtropic climate, Tonga has an abundance of delicious tropical fruits and vegetables. Try a range of rare fruits aviliable in Tonga, experience the nourishing breadfruit, aromatic papaya and aromatic tropical lychee. Fresh fish and shell fish are plenty and availiable daily in the local markets, a variety of marlin, wahoo and mahi-mah can satify your seasfood cravings. Tonga has many tasty root crops and indigenous vegetables, add a root vegetable essential such as taro, tapioca or pele to your menu experiences to enhance your Tongan holiday experience.
- Nuku'alofa is 13 km from Fua'Amotu Intl Airport
- 6.7 km from Captain cooks tree
- 2 km from Oholei beach
- 3.6km from Hufangalupe Beach
- 5.8km from Laulea Beach
- From Auckland (AKL) to Tonga (TBU) 2h 50m
- From Wellington (WLG) to Tonga (TBU) 5h 20m
- From Christchurch (CHC) to Tonga (TBU) 5h 30m
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For more inspiration, ideas and tips on what to discover in Tonga please check out our Inspire me page.
Airlines that fly to Nuku’alofa, Tonga:
Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia.
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