Visit the site where Captain James Cook landed on 30th April 1777. Here you will also witness a variety of interesting exhibits, provided by the local Womens' Group, which gives an insight into the local culture and customs. Learn the fascinating myth of the coconut’s origin and observe the traditional methods of obtaining coconut milk. The women will demonstrate making an ‘umu (Tongan traditional underground oven), pounding tapa from the bark of the mulberry tree into a cloth and the weaving of mats used as clothing and floor covering. As fruit refreshments are served, sit and relax while witnessing the Tongan Solo dance.
Bring along a camera to capture the historic site, the demonstration of all the activities and the Tongan solo dance.
Fruit refreshments are served while you enjoy the Tongan Solo dance.
Local buses are used for transportation. These buses are very basic and have neither air conditioning nor public address system. Restroom facilities may be rustic.
To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please ensure that you wear comfortable flat soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat, insect repellent and bring along some sunscreen and bottled water.