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NIUE: The Best Kept Secret

By House of Travel

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.

Niue Landscape

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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 Diving

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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.

Niue Crafts

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  • 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!


  • Just over a 3 hour flight from Auckland flying Air New Zealand twice a week.
  • 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.


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