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“Must be experienced.”

Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool
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Half-Day Anahulu Cave and Cultural Tour
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3-Hour Tongatapu East Coast and Anahulu Cave Tour
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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.
Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Must be experienced.”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Quite unique, this underground pool in a cave is wonderful just to see once you have navigated through the amazing cave itself. remember to take your togs and have a splash in the pool itself. You will never have seen anything quite like it.

Visited January 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Worth the drive - but better if not crowded”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

I know you can never pick to go to a location when it is or when it is not crowded. This is a lovely little limestone cave - difficult to find if you are not with a local but really worth the drive.

The generator was not working when I went and we had the dark path lit by candles. The only problem was that looking at the candles ruins your night vision when you enter so please take care.

But the water is wonderful and the ambience is perfect

Visited December 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“AMAZING”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Fantastic lime stone cave, just like out of a movie. The swimming in the pool was so lovely. Didn't want to leave.

Visited October 2012
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“swimming in the cave”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

This is a must do activity for sure, the walk through the cave whilst the bats hang/fly around is a great sight. The cave is amazing and arriving at the water hole is stunning. Kids would have stayed there all day jumping into the pool.

Visited October 2012
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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“DEFINITELY A MUST!”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

If you do end up in Tonga, you MUST see the Anahulu cave. Whether you go with friends, family or even your better half, it's an enjoyable place to be.
It is a good idea to take some thongs and a waterproof torch + some goggles and snorkels to have a look around the grounds of the fresh water pool. Also would be a good idea to ensure you go the the bathroom before you get to the cave as the bathroom there has always got some plumbing issues.
OH, and DON'T BE AFRAID TO JUMP!!! It's the best thing about the place, the water is so deep you could jump off the rocks. Really great for the children. My 5 yr old niece learned to swim there and ended up jumping off the rocks by the end of the day.

Visited August 2012
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