Niue offers a range of activities and attractions, especially for nature lovers. Water activities are among the highlights of a visit to Niue. Snorkeling, swimming, and diving are among the most popular activities. The water clarity, the unique underwater landscape and the diversity of marine life makes Niue one of the best diving destinations in the world. Niues’ waters are rated amongst clearest in the world with a visibility up to 260 feet. The array of marine life includes turtles, dolphins, corals, and all manner of fish.
Niue is one of the largest coral islands in the world with spectacular steep limestone cliffs along the coast and a central plateau. The island is particularly known for its’ exceptional cave system, which some scientists believe is the most extensive in the entire South Pacific.
Humpback whale encounters set Niue apart from almost everywhere else. The massive marine mammals often pass within feet of the shore. The main area for Humpback whale encounters are the bays of Avatele and Tamakautoga. The best time to see the whales is between June and October.
Niue is one of only three places in the world where you can swim with whales.
Air New Zealand flies weekly to Niue via Auckland, New Zealand. Several US carrier and international airlines connect the United States with Auckland, among them American Airlines in code share with Qantas Airlines, United Airlines in code share with Air New Zealand, and Air Tahiti Nui ex Los Angeles and New York City.
Niue offers a wide range of accommodation. Visitors can choose from a modern hotel, several motels, self-contained units, and guest houses. Early bookings are recommended as it is a popular destination.