Vava’u Island in Tonga

19 January 2014 | Places

My early January Tongan trip – which ended in the Ha’apai Islands group just before Cyclone Ian arrived – also featured Vava’u, the main island in the Vava’u group. ▲ The picturesque St Joseph’s Cathedral, overlooking Neifau, the island’s main town. Well only t...

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Whale Watching in Tonga

15 January 2014 | Living

I've posted several reports over the last few days on my recent visit to Tonga, I departed just as Cyclone Ian arrived.   ▲ Whale watching is the big Tongan tourist attraction although I turned up in the wrong season, July through September is the prime time for...

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Tonga & Cyclone Ian

10 January 2014 | Places

.I’ve spent the past two weeks in the Pacific nation of Tonga – dividing my time between the main island, Tongatapu, and the two northern island groups, Ha’apai and Vava’u. Coincidentally Ha’apai was one of the 10 top regions in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014 rat...

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