A natural adventure playground of caves, beaches, swimming holes and walking tracks sitting on a lone coral atoll.

Niue is a coral atoll, a single island nation about 2400km northeast of New Zealand, on the eastern side of the international dateline. Dotted with a myriad of caves, sheltered rocky coves and secret beaches, there are endless opportunities for adventure.

Explore the island’s well-maintained tracks with a range of scenic walk showcasing lush rainforest, jagged coral pinnacles, steep descents or spectacular caves. Highlights include the Huvalu Rainforest, Limu, the Matapa Chasm and the Talava Arches.

One of the most beautiful swimming and snorkelling areas on the northern coast of the island, the crystal clear waters of Limu hold a wide variety of fish life and caves to explore. The mixture of salt and fresh water flowing out from the island provides a refreshing and unique snorkelling experience.

Noted for its expansive cliff face and historical importance as a reserved bathing place for Niue’s traditional kings, Matapa Chasm is reached by a track which branches off from the main road at the foot of Hikutavake Hill and beside the start of the trek to Talava Arches. Traditionally used as a lookout point to keep watch for impending raids or foreign vessels, Talava is home to one of Niue’s unique landmarks – three limestone karsts in the form of arches.

The traditional Vaka or canoe is still used to source food from the ocean. Visit a local Vaka shed to experience traditional canoe making and carving and maybe even try it out yourself.

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