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Tonga Travel Information Introduction

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Nudging the international dateline, in a time zone of its own, the Kingdom of Tonga is the first land to see the dawn of each new day.

Tonga is unique. It's an independent constitutional monarchy and the only South Pacific country never to have been colonized. Spread over 7,700 km² (3000 square miles) of shimmering turquoise South Seas, these remarkably diverse islands reflect the natural beauty of ancient Polynesia.

Nuku'alofa is the capital and home of the Royal Palace. Other major centres are Eua island, an ideal retreat for hikers, adventurers and naturalists, and Vava'u Island which has two beautiful beaches on the main island and a scenic drive around the west coast with stunning views of Port of Refuge Harbour and the numerous outer islands.

Ha'apai island is a favourite with visitors who are invited to stay in the village and participate in all aspects of village life from 'kava' ceremonies, feasting and dancing to hunting 'feke' octopus with village fishermen in outrigger canoes.

Tonga is a great stopover en route to Australia and New Zealand, travelling the Pacific or the World. It is also a fabulous one-stop vacation destination. Tonga is truly deserving of the romantic description of being the land - "where time begins".

Let us custom-make an escape for you that also includes the best airfare. Escape to Tonga on one of our fabulous Getaway packages operated by Islands Escapes... by Goway. We know the South Pacific.



Tonga Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Tonga. 

Learn about the history and culture of Tonga., the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Tonga's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, and 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Tonga. for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Tonga vacations today!


Extend Your Stay

Consider an additional stopover after or before one of your Tonga tours at one of Goway's other South Pacific destinations. You can choose from our selection of Australian vacationsNew Zealand vacation packages, Tahiti vacation packages, one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. 

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Book your Tonga Vacation with Goway!

Goway’s Downunder wizards can offer you many ways to explore and enjoy Tonga. Choose from a simple island stopover and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Tonga.



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