Rare, endemic, and unusual are all pretty special words to the twitchers or birdwatchers of the world. In the Kingdom of Tonga, millennia of isolation and many untouched remote islands conspire to make it one of the South Pacific’s best locations to observe unique avian species in the wild. On the tiny island of Maninita in the northern Vava’u group, vast numbers of sea birds nest, their survival boosted by the excellent work of local enthusiasts in ridding the ancient forested atoll of destructive vermin. Maninita is now one of the South Pacific’s most important sea bird breeding environments, and its birdlife remains easy to view and unaffected by human influences. Even further north on the isolated Vava’u island of Nuiafo’ou, the rare and endemic Tongan Megapode incubates its eggs in the island’s volcanic heated earth. Ancient and pristine rainforest on the verdant southern island of ‘Eua echoes with the call of the rare red-breasted koki, or musk parrot. This beautiful bird was introduced to Tonga in prehistoric times when its red feathers were an incredibly valuable trade commdity. Other endemic and unusual species to surprise and delight visitors include the Pacific swallow, Tongan whistler, Pacific pigeon and the Polynesian triller. Given the stellar avian line-up, it’s not surprising birdwatchers from across the globe are discovering Tonga’s abundant and unique birdlife.
Vava'u Adventures Kart Safaris & Booking Agent
Vava’u Adventures is the home of the Kart Safaris. Vava'u Adventures is your premier booking specialist for island tours, adventure activities and relaxing accommodations in Vava'u.
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Flying Coconut, Jet Powered Kayak Tours
The Vava’u island group in the Kingdom of Tonga is one of the most stunning places you’ll visit on your travels through the South Pacific. Powered Kayak Tours is happy to take you for a ride and shar...
During the summer months there are a number of sea birds that nest. We operate trips to Mananita where we have worked with Bird Specialist Dr Dick Watling in establishing Mananita as a bird watching h...
Tropo is a full service booking agent, rental management and information service on Tonga
Hideaway Nature and Culture tours
The best trekking in the south pacific can be found in 'Eua. The treks are through rainforest where trees such as the Banyan believed to be over 800 years old grow, pine plantations, along ridges and ...
Toni's Guest House
We make whole Island Tours any day you wish to go. Cost TOP$50.00 (plus 15% CT) per person based on 3 or more sharing. Start 10:00am and finish 4:00pm. Lunch can be purchased at Keleti Beach Resort. C...
Whale Watching and Fishing Charter Services with a difference.
At Tongan Expeditions we aim to provide you with a complete Vava'u Experience. We offer Popper Fishing, Game Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Wh...
City Travel &Tours