Get Inspired / Pacific Islands / Niue Inspire Magazine - Niue: The Best Kept Secret Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Pacific Islands / Niue Inspire Magazine - Niue: The Best Kept Secret story by: Inspire Magazine Niue is the hidden gem of the Pacific. With flights leaving New Zealand each week, this tropical oasis is just waiting to be explored. Niue has intimate appeal, with only one resort and a number of small self catering motels. That means your view of the gleaming ocean won’t be spoilt by high rises or swarms of other tourists. When you arrive at this inviting South Seas retreat, your flight will even be met by a welcoming party of locals who are eager for you to enjoy your authentic island stay. YOUR TROPICAL SANCTUARY The teeming ocean life is one of the most alluring attractions in Niue. Should you choose to visit between July-October, humpback whales regularly visit Niue. There’s no reef, so they swim right up to the shoreline and you can dive in for a dip with them. There are very few places in the world where you can swim with these magnificent, gentle giants. You can also take a plunge with dolphins and go diving and snorkelling for a deeper look at Niue’s underwater realm. Enjoy the deserted coves and the unbelievably clear water with visibility of up to 80 meters, making Niue a diving and snorkeling paradise. Let out your inner explorer and delve deep into the heart of the island, slinking into hidden caves and chasms abundant with enchanting stalagmites and stalactites. Find your own glimmering subterranean swimming hole, or head to Avaiki, once the King’s private swimming spot that looks like something straight out of a fairy tale. Niue is blessed with a number of spectacular walking trails, from easy to moderate, each one more spectacular than the last. Niue is not just a natural paradise - it has a rich culture too. Time your journey with the monthly village show, where there are performances, local food, handcrafts, games and competitions. Smiling locals will happily welcome you into the festivities. WHEN TO GO Best to visit from May-Oct when temperatures are lower and there’s less rain, with an average daytime temperature of 27°C. Nov-Apr is the low season when you’ll find some fantastic accommodation discounts. Jul-Oct is whale watching time, so be sure to visit and swim with the giant visitors! GETTING THERE Just over a 3 hour flight from Auckland flying Air New Zealand once a week. An additional seasonal service is added every second week from Jul-Oct. You’ll gain a day on your outward journey as you cross the International Dateline and you’ll lose that day again on your way back. To find out more call 0800 838 747, visit houseoftravel.co.nz or come instore! Click here for all Inspire South Pacific articles Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Top Snorkelling Spots in the Pacific Islands Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Actively Relaxing on a South Pacific Cruise Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.