Get Inspired / Pacific Islands / Tonga Tongatapu Sightseeing, Tonga Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Pacific Islands / Tonga Tongatapu Sightseeing, Tonga story by: Inspire South Pacific TONGAN VILLAGE EXPERIENCE Enjoy true Tongan village life on this informative half day tour. You’ll visit the village of Tofoa and learn about customs & the traditional way of life. En-route you’ll drive past places of historic and scenic interest including churches and sacred burial grounds and visit the Royal Palace, which was built in 1864 from kauri bought over from New Zealand. You’ll also visit the Royal Tomb where King George Tupou One is at rest. DEPARTS : Mon-Sat DURATION: 3 hours NUKU'ALOFA HIGHLIGHTS TOUR This fun and very informative tour is a great way to experience the highlights of Nuku’alofa and beyond. In addition to visiting the Royal Palace & Royal Tomb, you’ll visit Langafonua Art Gallery, founded by Queen Salote in 1953, experience the traditions & customs of Tonga through the Tonga National Cultural Centre and spend a few hours in downtown Nuku’alofa at the handicraft stalls & watching the locals go about their days shopping. DEPARTS : Mon-Sat DURATION: 4 hours ISLAND DAY CRUISE Take a day cruise out to one of the three off-shore islands for some swimming and snorkelling in crystal clear water and relaxation on beautiful white sand beaches. You’ll capture many fascinating sights of Tonga’s capital, Nuku ‘alofa from the boat as you head out. The 3 off-shore islands are very close to Nuku’alofa − Pangaimotu Island is a 15 minute trip, ½ hour trip to Fafa Island and just under an hour to Royal Sunset. DEPARTS : Daily DURATION: 5 hours TONGATAPU SCENIC DRIVE Experience the unique and fascinating places of Tonga through a scenic drive. There‘ll be a brief photo stop at the 3-headed coconut tree before heading out along Tongatapu’s southern coastline to see the blowholes and flying foxes in the village of Kolovai. You’ll stop off at the place where the first English Explorer came ashore before visiting Ha’amonga Trilithon, a giant stone arch built around 1200 AD and estimated to weigh 80 tons. DEPARTS : Mon-Sat DURATION: 5 hours Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Ask us about South Pacific cruising Read more Add or remove from Wishlist The Pacific Islands: When to go Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.