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.
Local time in Nukunuku is now 02:06 AM (Monday). 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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Tonga - Rugby Sipitau -War Dance ( Haka)
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
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The beach on Tongatapu
The coral was dead, there were no fish and it rained the whole time
Hermit crab on Tonga
A huge hermit crab on the beach, at night, on Tonga
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Interesting facts about this location
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.
Located at -21.13, -175.3 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Information of geographic nature is based on public data provided by geonames.org, CIA world facts book, Unesco, DBpedia and wikipedia.