WHY SHOULD I GO TO NIUE?
- AN ISLAND PARADISE
- A UNIQUE ADVENTURE
- A SAFE PLACE
- A PEACEFUL ENVIRONMENT
- GREAT PEOPLE
- THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WHERE INTERNET IS FREE!
Niue is a Pacific Island paradise with a warm climate and lush, tropical environment surrounded by warm, crystal clear ocean.
It’s the largest raised coral atoll in the world and offers world-class diving, snorkelling, fishing, walking and cycling tracks, caving and whale interactions, all set in a relaxed, unhurried atmosphere. Niue is an adventure and ecotourism paradise.
It’s one of the world’s safest destinations: crime is almost nonexistent, it’s safe to walk around after dark, personal belongings are respected, and it’s safe to accept an offered lift.
There’s no hurry, no traffic lights, no queues, and no crowds!
The locals here are very respectful, and genuinely friendly and hospitable to visitors, and have accepted tourism as an important part of their economic development and well-being. They are well-educated and enjoy life.
Yes! It is the first “Wi-Fi nation” in the world, where free wireless Internet access is provided throughout the country.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
WHAT IS THE CURRENCY?
The currency in Niue is the New Zealand dollar (NZD). The economy is largely cash-based with credit cards only being accepted at the Resort and at the Tourism Visitor Information Centre. There are NO ATMs on the island but you can withdraw extra cash from Kiwibank in Alofi. Kiwibank only accepts NZ debit cards, Mastercard and Visa. Note also that Kiwibank does not handle foreign exchange.
Tipping is not expected, but is always appreciated.
WHAT IS THE LANGUAGE?
English is widely spoken on Niue. The local Niuean language is increasingly falling out of favour but you’ll win the hearts of many locals by learning a few Niuean words:
Greetings or hello: Fakaalofa lahi atu
Thank you: Fakaaue
Good luck: Kia monuina