Where tradition, pristine underwater worlds and a destination for discovery has gone unchanged for centuries. Two main islands, Niuatoputapu and Niuafo’ou, both to which are closer to Samoa than they are to the next nearest Tongan island group, Vava’u.
Glorious white sand beaches, crystal clear freshwater springs, striking volcanic peaks and bubbling crater lakes.
Features of the island include white sandy beaches with lagoons, villages with traditional thatched fales (houses), and a 157m-high volcanic peak where you can get amazing views.
The most remote island in Tonga and also known as the " Tin Can Island" The island is much different in geography than its neighbour. The volcanic-rimmed island has a large crater with a freshwater lake called Vai Lahi. The coastline is mostly rocky cliffs with a handful of black-sand beaches.
How to get to Niua's
Lulutai Airlines operates flights from Vava’u to Niuatoputapu and Niuafo’ou. Flights between Vava’u and Niuatoptapu operate two times a week taking approximately 1h10mins. Flights arrive at Mata’aho Airport which is an unsealed coral strip. Flights between Vava’u and Niuafo’ou operate once a month and take approximately 1h30mins, landing at Queen Lavinia which is a grass strip airfield. Note that flights are likely to be cancelled in bad weather. They are often fully booked months in advance and cost approximately TOP$348.70 & TOP444.50 from Vava’u one way and TOP$600 & TOP700 from Tongatapu one way respectively.