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Nukunuku Destination Guide

Delve into Nukunuku in Tonga!

Nukunuku in the region of Tongatapu is a place located in Tonga - some 6 mi (or 10 km) West of Nuku'alofa, the country's capital.

Interactive map of Nukunuku

Local time in Nukunuku is now 05:09 PM (Sunday). The local timezone is named "Pacific / Tongatapu" with an UTC offset of 13 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Veitongo, Te'ekiu, Nukunuku, Nukuhetulu, Nuku'alofa or Fatai. While being here, you might want to check out Vaotu'u, Utulau, Tokomololo, Tofoa, Puke and Ha'avakatolo as well. We discovered some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

24°C / 75 °F Overcast clouds
Morning Temperature 23°C / 74 °F
Evening Temperature 24°C / 75 °F
Night Temperature 23°C / 74 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 100%
Air Pressure 1030.1 hPa
Wind Speed Fresh Breeze with 15 km/h (9 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 92% of sky
General Conditions Overcast clouds

Monday, 22nd of October 2018
Moderate rain, fresh breeze, overcast clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 25°C (77 °F)
Night: 24°C (75 °F)
Tuesday, 23rd of October 2018
Moderate rain, fresh breeze, broken clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 25°C (77 °F)
Night: 25°C (76 °F)
Wednesday, 24th of October 2018
Light rain, fresh breeze, scattered clouds.
Light rain Day: 25°C (77 °F)
Night: 25°C (76 °F)

Videos

Tonga - Rugby Sipitau -War Dance ( Haka)

03:58 min ( September 06, 2009 by Perryproduction)
Views: 6,802 - Rating: 5/5

On Tongas National Arena we saw the best teams in Tonga in a very nice game. And I met almost the whole team in Garden Bar the next day. What an honour, and such nice guys!

WhaleSwim - Getaway

05:47 min ( March 20, 2009 by whaleswimming)
Views: 6,599 - Rating: 5/5

The Getaway travel show - they vote their experience with WhaleSwim Adventures one of their Top 10 in 20 years! . For more information, please visit whaleswim.com


The beach on Tongatapu

00:19 min ( July 07, 2008 by alliballibee)
Views: 6,650 - Rating: 4/5

The coral was dead, there were no fish and it rained the whole time

Hermit crab on Tonga

00:18 min ( July 07, 2008 by alliballibee)
Views: 1,483 - Rating: 0/5

A huge hermit crab on the beach, at night, on Tonga


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Interesting facts about this location

Kanokupolu

Kanokupolu meaning: the flesh (the essence) of ʻUpolu, is a small village in the western district of Tongatapu. It is important however, in the history of Tonga as being the originating seat (in the beginning of the 17th century) of the Tuʻi Kanokupolu dynasty, to which the current king of Tonga still traces his descent. The people of Kanokupolu are the only ones allowed to dress in a particular lakalaka costume, called the folaʻosi, when they perform this dance.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -21.13, -175.3 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Tonga

2006 Nuku‘alofa riots

The 2006 Nukuʻalofa riots started on 16 November, in the Tongan capital of Nukuʻalofa. The Legislative Assembly of Tonga was due to adjourn for the year and despite promises of action, had done little to advance democracy in the government. A mixed crowd of democracy advocates took to the streets in protest. Some people in the crowd starting tipping over cars, then progressed to looting and burning buildings.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -21.13, -175.3 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:2006 in Tonga, 2006 riots, History of Tonga, Nukuʻalofa

Mala'ekula

Malaʻekula or Malaʻe Kula (red square) is the proper name of the royal burial grounds in central Nukuʻalofa in Kingdom of Tonga in the southern Pacific Ocean. The kings of Tonga and their very close relatives (wives, husbands, children) are buried there. Those who are a little farther away from the mainline (cousins, nephews, nieces, inlaws) are buried elsewhere, in other chiefly cemeteries. Kings from older times, (i.e. the Tui Tonga dynasty), are mostly buried in the langi in Muʻa.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -21.13, -175.3 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Cemeteries in Tonga, Nukuʻalofa, Tongan monarchy

2006 Tonga earthquake

The 2006 Tonga earthquake occurred on 4 May 2006 at 04:26 local time . There were no reports of death or injury. With a strength of 7.9 it was the strongest quake since the 28 March 2005 Sumatra earthquake following from the infamous 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (although some others came close) (USGS data).

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -21.13, -175.3 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:2006 earthquakes, 2006 in Tonga, Megathrust earthquakes in Tonga, Natural disasters in Tonga

Royal Palace, Tonga

The Royal Palace of the Kingdom of Tonga is located in the northwest of the capital, Nukuʻalofa, close to the Pacific Ocean. The wooden Palace, which was built in 1867, is the official residence of the King of Tonga. Although the Palace is not open to the public, it is easily visible from the waterfront.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -21.13, -175.3 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Tonga, Houses completed in 1867, Nukuʻalofa, Palaces in Tonga, Royal residences in Tonga, Tongan monarchs

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