Niue boasts some of the most spectacular cave systems in the South Pacific, both underwater and on land, and a tour of this magical world is one of the major activities not to be missed while on the island. Some of the caves were being used as homes by islanders until the mid 1800s and some are still used for the storage of canoes, while others have been used as ancient burial places; however, many have stalagmites and stalactites still in various stages of formation.
The shapes, colours and sizes of the numerous caves in Niue are truly amazing, and the best time to visit is during low tide in order to better appreciate the colours. Niue caves are also interesting as some have small natural pools where you can swim or snorkel. Many are free to explore at your leisure, but for those who dare, tours can be arranged for the more challenging and impressive caves.