Torn between sipping cocktails on a beach and cramming as many family activities into your itinerary as possible? Find balance on the friendly islands of Tonga. Direct flights from Sydney to Nuku’alofa take less than five hours. After exploring the main island of Tongatapu, take a plane to Lifuka Island and lie back on the golden sands of Ha’apai Beach Resort while the kids entertain themselves watching for passing humpback whales or snorkelling the serene waters.
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