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The Tours in Niue You Can’t Miss!

Niue might be a small country but it has a surprising array of experiences. From tours to get you familiar with the island as soon as you start your holiday to unique experiences like uga hunting to awe-inspiring experiences like whale swimming, Niue’s tour offering is varied and extensive. Check out some of the best tours in Niue in the list below!

Before we get into our must-do tours in Niue, be sure to bookmark the 101 Things to Do in Niue: The Ultimate List featuring more amazing experiences. We also go into the finer details of Niue’s land tours in the 6 Best Guided Tours in Niue.

How to Book Tours in Niue

Tours in Niue aren’t always easy to find with a quick “Google”, so how do you book tours in Niue? You can book tours on arrival to the island at the Visitor Information Centre or the reception of your accommodation such as the Scenic Matavai Resort. Tour companies can also be contacted over the phone or via Facebook Messenger. Find out more about booking tours in How to Book Tours in Niue. We also go into tour prices in our guide Niue Travel Budget: How Much Does a Trip to Niue Cost?

1. Explore Niue – Island Orientation Tour

Niue might be a small island with attractions not too hard to find, but the value of an orientation tour is knowing when is the best time to go. Explore Niue provides a wealth of information on the tide times and when is the best time to hit the popular snorkelling spots. They also give you some cultural, geological and historical context to the island, arguably setting you up for a richer experience exploring Niue! Check out The Best Sightseeing Tours in Niue for more information on these tours.

Location: Pick-ups are available from your accommodation or Alofi.

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2. Taue Uga Tours – Uga Hunting Tour

Culture and nature combine on an uga hunting tour in Niue. Operators like Taue Uga Tours show you traditional hunting methods, setting up coconut baits in the stunning rainforest to catch the prized coconut crab. Uga hunting tours give you the opportunity to learn more about the impressive land crab that can live up to 60 years and is the largest land-dwelling arthropod. Take cash for payment. See the 6 Ways See Uga (Coconut Crabs) in Niue for more uga experiences.

Location: Tours depart from Avatele at the cenotaph just above the road access to Avatele Beach, southwest coast of Niue.

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3. Niue Blue and Whale Swim Niue – Whale Watching and Swimming Tour

While the uga is the famous wildlife on land, some of the most famous wildlife to interact in the water with are humpback whales. Humpback whales frequent Niue’s waters each year around July to September where licensed operators can take you on a life-changing experience swimming with these majestic creatures. Tours also offer the opportunity to also swim with acrobatic spinner dolphins. Find out more about whale tours in The Best Whale Tours in Niue.

Location: Niue Blue – Just south of Tamakautoga village next to the Scenic Matavai Resort, southwest coast of Niue. Whale Swim Niue – Tours depart from Alofi Wharf.

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4. Ebony Rainforest Tours – Rainforest Nature Tour

Learn about living in the Niuean rainforest on an informative nature tour. You have several options when it comes to immersing in nature in Niue, with one of the most popular options being the Ebony Rainforest Tour. This tour takes you into the forest to show traditional hunting and food-gathering techniques, show you how settlers used to sleep in caves, and much much more. Dive into details in our 5 Best Nature Tours in Niue.

Location: Tours depart from Hakupu – look out for the blue “ebony carving” sign at the southern entrance to the village. Otherwise, transfers are available from Alofi and the Scenic Matavai Resort.

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5. A5 Tours – Plantation and Uga Tour

Many Niueans live off the land and enjoy sustenance living, as you will be shown in one of the plantation tours like A5 Tours. Immerse in impressive bush gardens where you’ll learn about traditional and contemporary methods of growing tropical food crops. The 4WD tour also incorporates a short tour in the rainforest to look for uga with the opportunity to hold one of these giant arthropods. Take cash for payment. Get more details on the tours in The Best Guided Tours in Niue.

Location: You’ll need to make your way to Tony’s home in Mutalau on the northeastern side of Niue where tours depart. Follow signs for “A5 Tours” north of Mutalau village green.

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6. Niue Vanilla International – Vanilla Plantation Tour

Niue is a leading producer of pure organic vanilla, which you can learn more about on a vanilla tour with Niue Vanilla International. Wander a plantation of more than 30,000 vanilla vines and learn about the arduous growing process including the hand-pollination of each individual flower. The aromatic tour also gets you to see a few vanilla products back at their gift store. See more food-related experiences in the 10 Best Foodie Experiences in Niue.

Location: Tours depart from the Niue Vanilla Store, Alofi town centre, central west coast of Niue.

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7. Maala Garden Tour – Tropical Garden Tour and Tasting

Visit a tropical bush garden and plantation where you’ll come away with a wealth of knowledge about Niue’s unique produce, not to mention the taste of delicious fruit still dancing on your tongue, on the Maala Garden Tour. You will be shown the maala (garden) by your friendly and characterful hosts, John and Doris, and learn about growing food crops, tropical trees, herbs and much more. At the end of the experience, you will be treated to a spread of local fruits, nuts and a drinking coconut – many of which we feature in the 10 Exotic Fruits in Niue You Have to Try! Take cash for payment.

Location: The Maala Garden can be found along the Alofi-Liku Road around 10 km (6.2 mi) from Alofi – look out for the black and white sign (if you reach the 60 sign beside the house, you’ve gone too far).

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8. Fishing Charters – Niue’s Fishing Tours

Niue’s bluewater fishing is just a few hundred metres off-shore, so jump on a fishing charter and into the action almost immediately. Niue’s waters are home to exciting game species, including mahimahi, wahoo, yellowfin tuna and marlin. Try your luck and undoubtedly land yourself a big fish and an epic story on one of the many fishing charters available in Niue – take a look at the 8 Best Fishing Charters in Niue.

Location: All fishing charters depart from Alofi Wharf, opposite the car park of Alofi Commercial Centre, central west coast of Niue.

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9. Niue Blue – Snorkelling Tour

While you can explore many snorkelling sites in Niue independently, jumping on a snorkelling tour with Niue Blue enhances the experience, taking you to less-visited snorkelling spots with thriving marine life. Visit amazing outer reefs with an array of colourful coral or discover amazing caves like The Belly of the Whale, only accessible by boat. Learn more about the snorkelling tours available in The Best Guided Snorkelling Tours in Niue.

Location: Just south of Tamakautoga village next to the Scenic Matavai Resort, southwest coast of Niue.

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10. Niue Blue – Scuba Diving Tour

Delve a little deeper into the underwater world of Niue. Where it’s the colourful fish and coral that usually takes the limelight in a South Pacific scuba diving tour, it’s the majestic underwater seascapes that are awe-inspiring in Niue. Descend into chimneys, swim through chasms and emerge in chambers underneath the island. Check out the scuba tours in The Best Scuba Diving Tours in Niue.

Location: Just south of Tamakautoga village next to the Scenic Matavai Resort, southwest coast of Niue.

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More Must-Do Tours in Niue

That’s it for our list of amazing tours in Niue. If, for some crazy reason, you need more Niue tours to choose from, we have some listed, as well as more advice, in the following guides:

Finally, more inspiration for your Niue getaway can be found in our 101 Things to Do in Niue: The Ultimate List.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Niue Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Niue. She knows the island inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Niue’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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