Neiafu and Nuku Islands, Vava’u Group, Kingdom of Tonga
Neiafu is the second-largest town in Tonga, situated on the south coast of Vava'u, the main island of the Vava'u archipelago in northern Tonga. It lies next to the Port of Refuge, which is considered to be one of the best harbors in the world. It is the administrative centre of the Vava'u group and is also an important centre for tourism, with many yachts anchoring in the harbor. To the north-west of Neiafu lies the 131m high Mt. Talau, with its distinctive flat top. A hike to the top offers excellent coastal views.
Nuku island is 20 minutes by slow boat from the village of Kolonga, in the Eastern District or 50 minutes by speed boat from Nuku'alofa. It is a beautiful little island that was used as the film location for the British TV series Shipwrecked. It offers good anchorage and great swimming on the best beach in Tongatapu.
Things to See and Do
* Views from Mt. Talau – Neiafu
* Langa Fonua - woman's handicraft centre in Neiafu
* Swimming – Nuku island
* Port of Refuge
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Paʻanga (TOP)
Language – English, Tongan
Land Area – 748 km² (Tonga)
Population – 306,000 (Neiafu)approx
Electricity – 2 angled flat pins and 1 round pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus thirteen hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 676
Port Location – The port is located in Port-of-Refuge Harbor, Neiafu.
Transport Links – Air Peau offers flights to Vavau from Tongatapu to Neiafu.
Boat trips to the uninhabited coral islands and to the stunning Nuku Island can be arranged from Nuku'alofa or from Fafa Island Resort.