Niue Island, Niue
Niue is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean, 2,400 kilometres northeast of New Zealand in a triangle between Tonga, Samoa, and the Cook Islands. It is commonly known as the "Rock of Polynesia". Natives of the island call it "the Rock". It is a self governing nation in free association with New Zealand.
The island isolation and coral makeup create an exciting rugged coastline and reef which provides intimate swimming coves. There are 13 villages found along Niue's 67-km circle island road. The main city is Alofi that has a supermarket, commercial center, information center, travel agent, and other amenities all in walking distance from the wharf.
Niue is known for its spectacular and extensive cave system. There are spectacular underwater caves, as well as ones to explore on land.
Things to See and Do
* Avaiki & Palaha Caves
* Limu Reef
* Matapa Chasm
* Swim with dolphins & whales
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – New Zealand dollar (NZD)
Language – English, Niuean, Polynesian
Land Area – 269 km²
Population – 2,200 approx
Electricity – 2 angled flat pins and 1 round pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT minus eleven hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 683
Port Location – Niue wharf is located at the main town of Alofi in Niue Bay. The town is within walking distance (200 meters) of the wharf.
Transport Links – Air New Zealand is the sole airline serving Niue, flying to Niue once a week.