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Cheap Flights to Tonga

Kingdom of Tonga, also referred to as Tonga is a sovereign state, is an archipelago that has 176 islands. It stretches over an approximate of 800 kilometers or 500 miles, and is surrounded by Fiji, Wallis and Futuna (France), Samoa, Niue, and Vanuatu, among others. The climate within the state reaches an average high of 26 degrees Celsius or 79 degrees Fahrenheit, an average low of 20 degrees Celsius or 68 degrees Fahrenheit, with a daily mean of 23 degrees Celsius or 73 degrees Fahrenheit.

What to see & do

The spots to be visited within Tonga include Ha‘amonga ‘a Maui, Tofua, ‘Ene’io Botanical Garden, Hufangalupe, Anahulu Cave, Tonga National Museum, and Ha’atafu Beach. Focusing on Ha‘amonga ‘a Maui, ‘Ene’io Botanical Garden, and Hufangalupe; Ha‘amonga ‘a Maui, also known as Burden of Maui, is a stone trilithon in Tonga. It was constructed from three coral limestone slabs during the beginning of the 13th century. There are popular myths around Ha‘amonga ‘a Maui that include a belief that Ha‘amonga has been made by the demigod Maui, since the stones are too large for humans to handle. ‘Ene’io Botanical Garden, also known as EBG, is the first botanical garden in Tonga. It features the largest and most varied plant collection in all of the country. Within EBG, personalized tours can be taken, and the garden is also known to have access to ‘Ene’io Beach, a private beach with a camping area. Lastly, Hufangalupe, a natural land bridge formed by the collapse of the roof of a sea cave, is located on the country’s main island, Tongatapu. It is among the many that have been formed along the south-east coast of the island. Hufangalupe means or translates to ‘Pigeon’s gate’.

How to get around

The island groups within Tonga can be reached via flying or sailing. Real Tonga Airline has flights between the major islands, such as from Tongatapu to 'Eua, Ha'apai, and Vava'u and from Vava'u to Niuafo’ou and Niuatoputapu; with flights from Tongatapu to 'Eua, only lasting around eight minutes, this flight is said to be the world’s shortest scheduled flight. There are also motorbikes, scooters, and bicycles that can be rented all throughout Tongatapu, Vava'u and Ha'apai. Within Tongatapu, there are also cars for hire along with taxis. When getting around Tongatapu, guests are to buy a local Tongan driving license; another option is via the Teta Tours and Toni's guest house day tours of all the main tourist sites within Tongatapu. Within Tongatapu, there are also buses available from Nuku’alofa, although there are no timetables and bus schedules available.

How to get there

The airport that serves Tonga or the Kingdom of Tonga is the Fuaʻamotu International Airport. As an international airport that serves Tonga, it has flights to places such as Auckland, 'Eua, Ha'apai, Vava'u, Nadi, Suva, and Sydney, via airlines such as Air New Zealand, Real Tonga, Fiji Airways, Fiji Airways operated by Fiji Link, and Virgin Australia. The airport also has charter flights to Apia via Polynesian Airlines. The airport has a grass or soil runway, and an asphalt runway. The runways measure at around 1,500 meters or 4,950 feet, and approximately 2,700 meters or 8,800 feet, respectively.

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