Top things to do

Top Choice Cathedral in Neiafu

St Joseph’s Cathedral

A vision of colonial piety above Port of Refuge, St Joe's is Neiafu’s defining piece of archiecture. Inside, the hypercoloured crucifixion scene behind the altar is something to behold. The stretch of Fatafehi Rd be…
Top Choice Cafe in Neiafu

Aquarium Café

You can get it all at airy Aquarium: generous meals, fully stocked bar, free wi-fi, switched-on service, classic rock soundtrack, even the occasional live-music session around the kava bowl. There are winning views …
Top Choice Cave in Vava'u Group

Mariner's Cave

Top Choice Cave in Vava'u Group

Swallows' Cave

Top Choice Italian in Neiafu

Bellavista Cafe & Restaurant

Quiz a local about their favourite Neiafu eatery, and they'll most likely point you towards Bellavista – a romantic, top-floor Italian restaurant, complete with candlelight and red-and-white checked tablecloths. Ter…
Mountain in Neiafu

Mt Talau National Park

A flat-topped mountain looming behind Port of Refuge, 131m Mt Talau (Mo’unga Talau) is protected as part of Mt Talau National Park. To check it out, from the centre of Neiafu truck west along Tapueluefu Rd for aroun…
Harbour in Neiafu

Old Harbour

Head north on Tokongahahau Rd from the cathedral then turn east onto Naufahu Rd and you'll reach the low-key Old Harbour. It's much less developed than the main harbour over the hill: just a few houses, strings of t…
Cafe in Neiafu

Café Tropicana

Nab a seat in the shady interior or slouch into a deckchair on the terrace at this troppo-bohemian haunt. The menu wafts from burgers to wraps, pies and salads to sandwiches with homemade bread (wholemeal!). Cookies…
Cafe in Neiafu

Mango Cafe

This curvy-roofed, clubby cafe is right on the water (literally – you can see the sea through floorboards!) and is a fave with yachties who tie up their tenders out the front. Check the blackboard for daily offering…
Bar in Neiafu

Dancing Rooster

On the waterfront below Bellavista Cafe & Restaurant, this prancing chicken is usually full of sea-salty expats, washed up on the tide and in need of a rum and a cigar. The food's passable (burgers, steaks, curr…