Archaeological Site in Lifuka

Hihifo’s Archaeological Sites

Hihifo, the contiguous suburban area south of Pangai, hides some archaeological relics seemingly of more interest to rooting pigs than anyone else. Hidden behind a low wire fence in a grove of ironwood on Loto...

Cemetery in Lifuka

Shirley Baker Monument & European Cemetery

About 800m north of Pangai, the grave and monument of the imperious-looking Reverend Doctor Shirley Waldemar Baker (1836–1903), Tonga’s revered first prime minister and adviser to King George Tupou I, stands amid...

Monument in Lifuka

Port-au-Prince Massacre Monument

A few hundred metres north of the airport runway is a signed turn-off west to the beach where a monument commemorates the spot where the Port-au-Prince was ransacked and its crew massacred on 1 December 1806. The...

Area in Lifuka

Southern Lifuka

From Hihifo, the road continues south to Hulu’ipaongo Point, with its sweep of white beach and views south to Uoleva island. About 200m short of the point is Hulu’ipaongo Tomb, the burial site of the Mata’uvave...

Bakery in Lifuka

Matuku-ae-tau Bakery

This basic bakery has two ovens to keep the island in bread, jam-filled rolls and keki (similar to doughnuts). There’s a mad rush on Sunday afternoon.