Just seven minutes from Tongatapu (and one of the worlds shortest commercial flights) lands you in the southern eastern tip in a place called ‘Eau, Tonga’s oldest island. Whether you are looking to explore stunning natural landscapes, connect with the locals, or partake in traditional activities such as basket weaving, this diverse island has many visitors extending their stay.
For nature lovers searching for adventure, ‘Eua’s breathtaking beauty will be sure to satisfy your senses. The rugged landscapes and lush rainforests are the perfect destination for those wanting to do a little trekking. ‘Euas National Park has well-marked trails that criss-cross along the pristine and inhibit many of Tonga’s wildlife. Listen out for the call of the Koki, the rare red breasted parrot.
Some of the larger wildlife include Humpback Whales, who visit ‘Eua’s waters from June to November. These beautiful giant creatures pass through the deep-water trenches that run between Tongatapu and Eua, and can be easily spotted when they come up to breach, spouting water from the ocean.
Other experiences not to be missed are:
* The amazing cliffs and caves located in the northern part of ‘Eua
* Matalanga ‘a Maui
* Li’angahuo ‘a Maui, a tremendous natural stone bridge by the sea
* Lakufa’anga Cliff
* Rockgarden Cliffs
* Ha’aluma Beach on the southern coast is great for a swim
* ‘Eua Natural Rock Arch
* The shore between ‘Ohonua and Tufuvai