Where is it?: Oceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Tonga
Why do people go here?: Self-promoted the smallest self-governing state in the world with only 1800 people to call it home, the ‘Rock of Polynesia’ is so remote most people living in the pacific haven’t even heard of it! If you want to get away, this is the place to do it.
What are the main entry points?: Niue Hanan International Airport is the place to arrive. Polynesian Air will get you there.
Currency used: New Zealand dollar (NZD)
Country Code: 683
Religion: Ekalesia Niue (Niuean Church – a Protestant church closely related to the London Missionary Society) 75%, Latter-Day Saints 10%, other 15% (mostly Roman Catholic, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh-Day Adventist)
Ethnic Breakdown: Polynesian (with some 200 Europeans, Samoans, and Tongans)
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Languages: Niuean, a Polynesian language closely related to Tongan and Samoan; English
Major Cities: Alofi
Attractions: Reef Pools, Caves, Diving, Seclusion
Tourism Office locations and links: Niue Tourism Office, PO Box 42, Alofi, Niue, (683)4224/4394/1101 or Fax:(683)4225
Health Issues: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age coming from infected areas.
Tips for Visiting
When to go: Nice weather can be found almost year round.
Specific Events/Holidays: Waitangi Day (Treaty of Waitangi established British sovereignty over New Zealand), 6 February (1840)
Getting Around: Put those legs to work! There is no bus service, so rent a bike for your time there. A taxi will take you out and about if you’re planning on heading to a place further than your legs want to go, or you can also rent a car.
Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Niue is the Hanan International Airport.
Need more information?: Check out the Niue travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.