Humpback whale and calf in Niue

Niue

Niue sits in pristine clear water atop an undersea mountain dropping off steeply to hundreds of metres close to the shore. There are no rivers or streams and rainwater filters through the coral structure of the island, entering the ocean crystal clear and devoid of any silt run-off. As Niue has no barrier reef or lagoon, diving here is in the open ocean – usually with visibility around 40 metres. In the calmer dry season during April – November, it’s common to see visibility greater than 50m.

Niue Cavern

In Niue you can dive over canyons, through crystal clear caverns filled with painted crays, and along steep drop-offs looking into “The Abyss”. You can dive coral ridges with turtles, or swim down a chimney through the limestone reef. Visit Snake Gully where you can find the placid Niuean Sea Krait, or Bubble Cave where they lay their eggs. Experienced divers can swim right through the island and surface in a stalactite chamber where huge coconut crabs can often be found.

There is plenty to do on Niue, so it’s worth hiring a car or a bike and setting out to explore. There are lots of walking tracks, fishing opportunities, dry caving, golf and even a vanilla plantation tour. Non divers will find plenty of activities to keep themselves entertained.

Accommodation often books out during the whale watching season (July-October) so it’s important to book early if you want to travel during this time. It’s a good idea to think about hiring a car if you’re staying anywhere other than Matavai Resort, as you will need to make your own way to the dive shop each day. It’s not very expensive and there is so much to see on the island.

ACCOMMODATION

Scenic Matavai Resort

Scenic Matavai Resort

Scenic Matavai Resort

  • Type: Resort
  • Suitable For Non Divers:Yes
  • Swimming Pool:Yes
  • Air-Conditioning:Yes
  • Hot Water:Yes
  • On-Site Dive Shop: No
  • Resort Highlight:Incredible ocean views
  • Diving Highlight:Dolphins, whales and turtles galore
  • Full Details Here…

 

 

Scenic Matavai Motel & Villas

Scenic Matavai Motel & Villas

Scenic Matavai Motel & Villas

  • Type: Motel
  • Suitable For Non Divers:Yes
  • Swimming Pool:Yes
  • Air-Conditioning:Yes
  • Hot Water:Yes
  • On-Site Dive Shop:No
  • Motel Highlight: Fantastic for groups
  • Diving Highlight:
  • Full Details Here…

 
 

Lau’s Getaway

Lau's Getaway

Lau’s Getaway

  • Type: Motel
  • Suitable For Non Divers:Yes
  • Swimming Pool:Yes
  • Air-Conditioning:Yes
  • Hot Water:Yes
  • On-Site Dive Shop:No
  • Motel Highlight: Fantastic for groups
  • Diving Highlight:
  • Full Details Here…

 
 

Namukulu Cottages & spa

Namukulu Cottages & Spa

Namukulu Cottages & Spa

  • Type: Cottages
  • Suitable For Non Divers:Yes
  • Swimming Pool:Yes
  • Air-Conditioning:Yes
  • Hot Water:Yes
  • On-Site Dive Shop:No
  • Cottages Highlight:Peace and quiet with no children under 12
  • Diving Highlight:
  • Full Details Here…

 
 

Taloa Heights

Taloa Heights

Taloa Heights

  • Type: Accommodations
  • Suitable For Non Divers:Yes
  • Swimming Pool:Yes
  • Air-Conditioning:Yes
  • Hot Water:Yes
  • On-Site Dive Shop:No
  • Accommodation Highlight:The perfect location
  • Diving Highlight:
  • Full Details Here…

 
 
 

DIVE OPERATORS

Buccaneer Adventures Niue Dive

Bucaneer Adventures Niue Dive

Bucaneer Adventures Niue Dive

  • Type:Dive & Tour Operator
  • Snorkelling/ Non Diving Tours Available:Yes
  • Dive Courses Available:Yes
  • Training Pool:No
  • Equipment For Hire: Yes
  • Equipment For Sale: No
  • Dive Shop Highlight: Highly experience staff
  • Diving Highlight:The amazing visibility!
  • Full Details Here…

 

 

Magical Niue Sea Adventures

Magical Niue Sea Adventures

Magical Niue Sea Adventures

  • Type:Dive & Tour Operator
  • Snorkelling/ Non Diving Tours Available:Yes
  • Dive Courses Available:Yes
  • Training Pool:No
  • Equipment For Hire: Yes
  • Equipment For Sale: No
  • Dive Shop Highlight:Inspiring staff members
  • Diving Highlight: The night dives!
  • Full Details Here…

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Entry Requirements

Australian passport holders require 6 months minimum validity on their passport and do not require a visa for tourist visits less than 30 days. For more information and for holders of other passports, please refer to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website for the latest travel advice.

Money

The currency is New Zealand Dollars (NZD). One Australian Dollar is worth approximately one NZD. Please note that there is no ATM in Niue, so you will need to take plenty of cash with you. Visa is accepted at most hotels (with a surcharge) but other credit cards are not accepted. The dive centre only accepts cash.

Language

English and Niuean are widely spoken.

Electricity

220-240V and uses the Australian plug type.

Time Zone

GMT -11 (21 hours behind Sydney) Please note that as Niue is across the International Date Line, your flight itinerary may look a little strange!

Clothing

Light, casual clothing is recommended. Women should dress modestly in public places.

Climate

Niue lies in the zone of the southeast tradewinds and the weather is generally pleasant all year round with an average temperature of 24-27ºC.

Water Temperature

25-28ºC May to November, and 28-30ºC December to April.

Departure Tax

$34 NZD payable on departure.

Tipping

While not expected, is always appreciated.

 

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