Get Inspired / Pacific Islands / Tonga Top Three Sights in Tonga Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Pacific Islands / Tonga Top Three Sights in Tonga story by: House of Travel Wing your way to the South Pacific and visit the wonderful Kingdom of Tonga. While you could spend weeks at this destination with scores of sights to see, here are three of the absolute must-dos! Diving and snorkelling off the Tongatapu coast You haven't seen the real Tonga until you've dived beneath the surface and explored the underwater world. Take a diving tour off Tongatapu Island's waters and you might even be treated to the sight of humpback whales. But if you don't see a whale, don't despair because there are plenty of other wonderful creatures to sight, including sea turtles, marlin, manta rays and schools of fish all colours of the rainbow. Check out shipwrecks, cavernous undersea cliffs and ledges, gardens of coral, shadowy tunnels, lava tubes and more. Make sure you head out with some expert guides who know the local conditions well! Spend some time in Nuku'alofa Nuku'alofa is the capital of Tonga, found on the island of Tongatapu. There's plenty to see in this harbourside town, which is home to the country's Royal Family. Check out the Royal Palace, which is the King's official residence, and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the port. To get a local slice of life, stop by the Talamahu market where you can chow down on tropical fruits or find an arts and crafts item to bring home as a memento. Even if you're not religious, consider attending a church service when at Nuku'alofa for the beautiful songs you'll hear. The town manages to be both sleepy and full of life all at once, giving you plenty of options. Visit 'Eua Island 'Eua Island is home to a host of ruggedly beautiful sights such as waterfalls and lagoons, which many travellers long to see up close. It's the perfect destination for rainforest hikes, with 'Eua National Park full of stunning vistas including dramatic cliffs, mysterious caves and picturesque beaches. Watch out for migrating humpback whales between June and November - but whatever time of year, 'Eua is simply magical. The surrounding landscape is also incredibly impressive, built up over time from deposits of ash and other debris. Drawing comparisons to the landscape of the moon, it has to be seen to be believed. The island is easy to get to as well. Tanna is just a 35-minute flight from the capital Port Vila. The mountain is easily accessible from the airport, with a number of tours and transfers available. It won't be long before you're gazing at the majestic Mount Yasur! Click here to view all HOT Pacific Island deals 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 6 unique island food experiences Read more Add or remove from Wishlist 6 of the Pacific’s Most Mysterious Wonders Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.