‘Eua

Hilly and covered in lush rainforest, ‘Eua’s combination of breathtaking beauty and rugged, idiosyncratic landscapes is the perfect destination for travelers. A concise seven-minute flight links Tongatapu to the island of ‘Eua on its southeastern tip, world’s shortest commercial airline flight. Geographically ‘Eua is the Kingdom’s oldest island and is renowned in Tongan legend as where the Polynesian god Maui stood when he fished up the islands of Tongatapu, Ha’apai and Vava’u from the deep Pacific blue. Kingdom’s best trekking with well-marked trails criss-crossing the pristine ‘Eua National Park. Experience the spectacular cliffs, caves and sinkholes of northern ‘Eua or venture to the rocky southern coastline. Maintain a keen ear for the call of the Koki, ‘Eua’s rare red-breasted musk parrot. Markedly larger wildlife includes visiting Humpback whales from June to November. For divers, ‘Eua’s most spectacular highlight is one of the Pacific’s largest underwater caverns, with natural light illuminating a huge amphitheatre at a depth of almost 30 metres.

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