Nuku'alofa Highlights & Otuhaka Beach

  • Port

    Nuku alofa, Tonga

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    Beach, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3½ Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

Begin your tour with a panoramic drive along Nuku'alofa's waterfront, passing the Royal Palace. Today, the palace is used solely for ceremonial occasions. The white Victorian house was shipped from New Zealand and assembled in Nuku'alofa in 1867.

Your guide will point out the Royal Tombs -- final resting place of King George Tupou I and his descendants.

Along the southern shore are the Chief's Whistles -- mighty blowholes that expel a rush of seawater at high tide, replicating the effect of a geyser in a great bellow of noise and salty spray.

Bats are sacred to the Tongans; the protected flying fox species found on the island spend their days in idle comfort and peace, hanging upside down from the trees, sound asleep. These are impressive creatures, with a wingspan of up to three feet. You'll have a chance to photograph them at Kolovai.

At Otuhaka Beach, it's time for some fun in the sun. A snack of seasonal tropical fruits will be served at the beach and bottled drinks can be purchased here also.

Notes:

Transportation is a basic island bus with no air -- conditioning or PA system. Restroom facilities are limited and very basic. Wear sunglasses, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes. Bring aqua shoes, a hat and insect repellent. Blowholes are affected by sea and weather conditions; blowhole activity is not guaranteed. Tour does not operate on Sundays. Bring local currency, as many vendors do not accept credit cards or US dollars. Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat.