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Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool

Address: Halaliku Rd, Haveluliku, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
Phone Number: +676 23363
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Haveluliku
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Owner description: These are limestone caves with fresh water to swim in. Situated in the village of Haveluliku on the...
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Owner description: These are limestone caves with fresh water to swim in. Situated in the village of Haveluliku on the Eastern Side of Tonga and only about a 30 minute drive from Nuku'alofa it's a must see.A tour of the cave ( including a swim) plus drop off and pick up can be organized by email or contact Teta Office in Nuku'alofa, TongaAnahulu Beach is just infront of the entrance of the cave and is great for snorkeling and swimming.
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Can seem a little 'strange' and off-putting when you first arrive. Not real signs, and you have to pay $10 Tongan per person (and $2 per car), but it is completely worth it!!! Having a dip and swim in an almost pitch black cave (lit by a few candles on the pathways & torches if you want) is a great... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Well worth the trip. $10 each admission. Remind the attendant to take their matches when they escort you into the caves. They do provide torches for the dark but it is handy to have matches to light the candles in the cave. A great atmosphere to swim in the candlelight. Diving is allowed but check out the bottom first before... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I went here with a group as part of a day tour. It was the clearest water I've ever seen, and pitch black save a few small flashlights. It was the perfect end to a great tour!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The guy that collects your money ($10 each) seems to live in the hut in the carpark! Went deep underground for quite a while with a couple of torches - it would have been so much better if the lights were working as someone always had to be designated torch holder. The water was really nice, clear and deep you... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The generator has broken down so there are no lights inside - torches necessary because it's pitch black and slippery. I didn't swim but others in the group said the water was warm and it was crystal clear. Little bats & swallows add to the atmosphere.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We did this a a pat of our island tour, which I suggest you do, there is a small fee T$10" but worth every penny. Make sure you swim and enjoy the swallows that live in the cave. Torch will be supplied.

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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was a fun site to see, we rode our bicycles from Nuku'alofa (about 25km) and really enjoyed going for a swim in the cool, pristine pool. We wandered around the cave and it was peaceful and quite beautiful.

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I was not expecting the cave to be like this but it was a cool experience and better than I thought. It was great to swim in and hear/see the bats.

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Melbourne
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Pitch black walk deep into the cave and reach the bottom for the very fresh and cool water of the limestone pool. Torches are given and you swim in the dimly lit cavern - limestone stalactites around.VERY cool!

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Newcastle, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We visited here during a round the Island tour. I read some bad reviews before gong to Tonga about the caves but now I've been there they seem to be just moans. Yes the generator had packed up and yes the torches were not sufficient for the job. My wife used the light on her I phone which was better... More 

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