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Matavai Destination Guide

Explore Matavai in Tonga.

Matavai in the region of Vava`u is a place in Tonga - some 369 mi (or 594 km) North of Nuku'alofa, the country's capital city.

Map of the area of Matavai in Tonga

Current time in Matavai is now 05:55 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Pacific / Tongatapu" with an UTC offset of 13 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Mata-Utu, Apia, Alofi or Pago Pago. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Vaipoa, Matavai, Hihifo and Falehau. We also found some pictures.


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Interesting facts about this location

Vaipoa

Vaipoa is one of three villages on the island of Niuatoputapu in Tonga. The other two villages on Niuatoputapu are Falehau and Hihifo, the main village on the island. Niuatoputapu was extensively damaged in the 2009 Samoa earthquake and tsunami with a number of fatalities. The tsunami followed an earthquke of an 8.0 Mw earthquake in the Samoan Islands region at 06:48:11 local time on 29 September 2009.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -15.97, -173.75 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Tonga

Niuatoputapu

For the 2009 tsunami, see the main article: 2009 Samoa tsunami. Niuatoputapu is an island in the island nation of Tonga, Pacific Ocean. Its name means sacred island. Older European names for the island are Traitors island or Keppel island. Niuatoputapu is located in the north of the country, 300 km away from Vavaʻu near the border with Sāmoa. Its closest neighbours are the small island of Tafahi, only 9 kilometers to the north-northeast, and the island of Niuafo'ou.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -15.97, -173.75 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:History of Tonga, Islands of Tonga, Tongan mythology, Tsunami

Niuas

Niua is a division of Tonga. It is the northernmost group of islands in the Kingdom of Tonga. It consists of three islands: Niuafoʻou Niuatoputapu Tafahi

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Located at -15.97, -173.75 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Divisions of Tonga, Islands of Tonga

Falehau

Falehau is a village on the island of Niuatoputapu in Tonga. The other two villages on Niuatoputapu are Vaipoa and Hihifo, the main village on the island. Falehau was extensively damaged in the 2009 Samoa earthquake and tsunami. The tsunami followed an earthquke of an 8.0 Mw earthquake in the Samoan Islands region at 06:48:11 local time on 29 September 2009.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -15.97, -173.75 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Tonga

Tafahi

Tafahi is a small (1.2 km × 2.8 km,  mi ×  mi) island in the north of the Tonga archipelago, in fact closer to Savaiʻi (Sāmoa) than the main islands of Tonga. It is only 9 km north-northeast away from Niuatoputapu, and fishermen communicate in small outboard motorboats almost daily between the two. Other names for Tafahi are Cocos Eylant (coconut island) or Boscawen island.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -15.97, -173.75 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 8 mi away.
Tags:History of Tonga, Islands of Tonga, Languages of Tonga, Stratovolcanoes, Tongan mythology, Volcanoes of Tonga