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Neiafu is a city located in the Vavaʻu group of islands in the Kingdom of Tonga. The city is the administrative capital of the Vavaʻu district and is located on the main island of Vavaʻu, the largest of the islands in the group. It is situated on the south-eastern coast of the island, on the shore of the Port of Refuge harbor. The city has a population of approximately 4,000 people, making it the second-largest city in Tonga after the capital, Nukuʻalofa.

Neiafu is known for its picturesque harbor, which is surrounded by lush, green hills and the crystal-clear waters of the South Pacific Ocean. The harbor is a popular destination for sailors and tourists, and is home to many of the island's resorts and marinas. The city also has a number of historical sites, including the Haʻamonga ʻa Maui, a stone trilithon that is believed to be the oldest stone structure in the Pacific Islands.

The city has a rich history, with evidence of human settlement dating back to the 12th century. During the 19th century, Neiafu was a major trading port for whalers and traders from Europe and the United States. In 1845, the city was the site of a major battle between the Tongan royal army and the forces of the British Empire. The battle, known as the Battle of Neiafu, ended in a decisive victory for the Tongan forces.

Today, Neiafu is a popular tourist destination, and is home to a number of resorts, restaurants, and other attractions. The city is known for its vibrant culture and friendly locals, making it a great place to visit for those looking to experience the unique culture of Tonga.

Excursion tips for a day in Neiafu

As a tourist in Neiafu, Tonga, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a day. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Visit the Royal Palace of Tonga, located in the heart of Neiafu.

2. Explore the stunning beaches of the Vava’u archipelago, with crystal clear waters and white sand beaches.

3. Take a boat tour to the nearby islands and enjoy snorkeling and swimming in the crystal clear waters.

4. Visit the Talamahu Market, where you can buy fresh produce, handicrafts and souvenirs.

5. Take a kayak tour of the Vava’u archipelago and explore the secluded coves and bays.

6. Visit the Fafa Island Wildlife Reserve, where you can observe a variety of native birds, plants and animals.

7. Enjoy a traditional Tongan feast at one of the local restaurants.

8. Take a guided tour of the ancient Tongan archaeological sites.

9. Visit the Hapai Cultural Centre to learn about the island’s ancient culture and traditions.

10. Enjoy a traditional Tongan massage at one of the local spas.

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The climate in Neiafu

Neiafu in Tonga experiences a tropical climate with warm temperatures year-round. The summer months, from November to April, are the hottest and wettest, with temperatures reaching up to 30°C and rainfall averaging around 200mm per month. The winter months, from May to October, are slightly cooler, with temperatures dropping to around 25°C, and rainfall averaging around 100mm per month. Humidity is generally high throughout the year, with the highest levels occurring during the summer months.

Cruise weather for Neiafu

Our weather forecast for Neiafu helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 25.6 °C
min: 24 °C
29.9 m/s
35.3 m/s
44.1 %
17.6 m
82.7 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 25.7 °C
min: 24.5 °C
28.1 m/s
31.7 m/s
59.4 %
24.1 m
74.3 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 25.7 °C
min: 24.4 °C
31.3 m/s
28.8 m/s
79.4 %
24.1 m
74.8 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 25.7 °C
min: 24.7 °C
33.1 m/s
33.5 m/s
56.1 %
24.1 m
74.4 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 25.3 °C
min: 24.9 °C
34.6 m/s
38.5 m/s
83.4 %
23.6 m
77.1 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 24.9 °C
min: 22.6 °C
41.0 m/s
42.5 m/s
98.5 %
15.3 m
83.6 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 23.6 °C
min: 22.1 °C
40.1 m/s
42.5 m/s
55.0 %
24.1 m
65.2 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 22.6 °C
min: 21.9 °C
29.6 m/s
31.2 m/s
66.6 %
24.1 m
61.0 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 22.4 °C
min: 21.7 °C
18.1 m/s
17.5 m/s
99.0 %
24.1 m
58.7 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 24.0 °C
min: 22.4 °C
21.6 m/s
21.6 m/s
31.0 %
24.1 m
59.8 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 25.1 °C
min: 23.9 °C
20.9 m/s
23.0 m/s
12.9 %
24.0 m
72.5 %
1,015 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 23.9 °C
min: 21.6 °C
22.7 m/s
20.5 m/s
75.2 %
24.1 m
72.7 %
1,016 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 24.0 °C
min: 22.2 °C
48.1 m/s
49.7 m/s
81.0 %
23.9 m
70.1 %
1,017 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 23.8 °C
min: 22.7 °C
48.6 m/s
51.8 m/s
91.7 %
24.1 m
73.7 %
1,017 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 24.2 °C
min: 23.3 °C
38.9 m/s
39.6 m/s
83.4 %
21.6 m
78.9 %
1,016 hPa

Cruises to Neiafu

Would you like to travel to Neiafu on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Neiafu.

Scheduled ship calls in Neiafu, Tonga
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 8th 2024 Tuesday, 8th of Oct. 2024 Silver Cloud Expedition 06:00 am 12:00 pm
May 3rd 2025 Saturday, 3rd of May 2025 Silver Cloud Expedition 08:30 am 08:00 pm
May 17th 2025 Saturday, 17th of May 2025 Silver Cloud Expedition 07:30 am 08:00 pm
Oct. 3rd 2025 Friday, 3rd of Oct. 2025 Silver Cloud Expedition 06:00 am 04:00 pm

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Maritime AIS Data Neiafu

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