Niue Travel Guide

Niue Travel Guide

Naturally Niue

Beautiful, tropical Niue is one of the world’s safest destinations and one of the few countries in the world where crime is almost unheard of. It’s also free of any harmful animals or insects! Niue is a large upraised coral atoll, and the only land mass in the centre of a triangle of Polynesian islands made up of Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands.

Niue's isolation and coral makeup creates an exciting rugged coastline and reef which provides secluded swimming coves, as opposed to the long stretches of sandy beaches typical elsewhere in the South Pacific. Niue's rugged coastline is dotted with a myriad of caves, some of which have yet to be explored. The Huvalu Conservation Area has some wonderful walks for visitors. It protects and conserves the primary rainforest and natural fauna and flora of the Liku to Hakupu area.

Travel Alert

Niue's only commercial bank the "Bank of the South Pacific" is currently ONLY accepting "VISA" credit cards.  Niue Tourism understands that the Bank South Pacific is under negotiation with a number of commercial partners for the acceptance of all other credit cards.  Until further notice all visitors coming to Niue that don't have "Visa Credit Card/s" need to bring enough cash to cover their expenses whilst on Niue. 

Visitors are also reminded to ensure that they take out comprehensive travel insurance as part of normal travel protocol.   

Geographic Location

Niue is 2400km north-east of New Zealand, in the centre of a triangle of Polynesian islands made up of Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands. Alofi is the main village.


Dry season: April to November with an average maximum temperature of 27ºC and minimum of 20ºC
Wet season: December to March with an average maximum/minimum temperature of 29ºC/22ºC

Time Zone

Greenwich Mean Time minus 11 hours

Major Attractions

Caves & Chasms, Togo Chasm, Hikutavake Pools, Talava Arches, Matapa Chasm, Limu Pools, Avaiki handcrafts, diving, snorkeling, swimming with the dolphins & turtles, fishing, snorkeling with the whales, cave tours, cycling, forest & coastal walks.