101 Things to Do in Niue: The Ultimate List
101 Things to Do in Niue: The Ultimate List

101 Things to Do in Niue: The Ultimate List

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Activities, Attractions, Tours, Restaurants and More in Niue

This is it; the ultimate list of everything there is to do in Niue! It might be one of the world’s smallest countries, but we had no trouble coming up with 101 things to do in Niue – and we’re sure we must have missed something! Dive into the activities, natural attractions, snorkelling spots, adventure tours, relaxation experiences, restaurants, sea tracks and more with this gargantuan list of Niue activities.

1. Hike Through Caves to the Talava Arches

One of the most iconic sights of Niue, Talava Arches is home to a huge natural arch spanning some 35m (116ft) across the reef. Getting there is an adventure in itself on a sea track through the forest then through a series of caves.

Location: Hikutavake at the back of the grassy parking area

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2. Have a Snorkel at Matapa Chasm

Next door to the Talava Arches Sea Track, Matapa Chasm offers fantastic swimming and snorkelling at any tide. Learn more about this swimming spot in the 10 Most Beautiful Swimming Holes in Niue.

Location: Hikutavake at the back of the grassy parking area

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3. Do a Niue Orientation Tour

It only makes sense to include an orientation tour early in this list. The aptly named Niue Orientation Tour gets you acquainted with the island the morning after you arrive. Learn more in The Best Sightseeing Tours in Niue.

Location: Pickups are available from any accommodation or the Niue Tourism Visitor Information Centre

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4. Be Introduced to the Island by Explore Niue

Another popular orientation tour, Explore Niue offers an introductory tour, as well as sightseeing tours to the island’s less-visited east coast. Find out more in The Best Island Day Tours of Niue.

Location: Pickups are available from any accommodation or the Niue Tourism Visitor Information Centre

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5. Swim at the Stunning Limu Pools

Niue’s most family-friendly swimming spot is a must-visit. Snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Limu Pools and find the side track to a smaller pool with a natural archway. See more of the 8 Best Sea Tracks & Places to Swim in Niue for Kids.

Location: Namukulu, signposted along the main road

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6. See the Pinnacles and Sandy Palm Oasis of Togo Chasm

One of Niue’s longest sea tracks, the Togo Chasm Sea Track is well worth the 30-45 minutes journey. Start with a walk through the forest before emerging on pinnacled clifftops. Then climb down a rung ladder to an oasis of coconut palms.

Location: 4km (2.5 miles) north of Hakupu in the Huvalu Forest Conservation Area

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7. Swim with Humpback Whales

Niue is one of the very few places where you can legally swim with humpback whales. The whale season is from July to September. Learn more about the whale season in The Guide to Swimming with Whales in Niue.

Location: See tour operators and their locations in the 5 Best Whale Tours in Niue

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8. Get in the Water with Spinner Dolphins

Whatever the season, you can swim with Niue’s resident pods of spinner dolphins. Dolphin swimming in Niue involves holding onto tow ropes to keep up with the dolphins in the water.

Location: Find out about dolphin swimming operators and their locations in The Guide to Swimming with Dolphins in Niue

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9. Trek Down 146 Steps to Anapala Chasm

After a quick forest walk, the Anapala Chasm Sea Track takes you down 146 steps to the bottom of a deep chasm. At the bottom, swim in one of the island’s rare freshwater pools. Learn more about this attraction in the 10 Epic Things to Do in Niue.

Location: Hakupu, signposted between the northern end of the community centre and the church

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10. Indulge in Authentic Sushi, New York-style Pizzas or Middle Eastern Cusine at Kaiika

Niue certainly has no lack of foodie experiences, one of the most surprising of which is at Kaiika. A must is their sushi prepared by a Tokyo chef, while their New York-style pizzas and Morrocan rotisserie chicken give reason to return.

Location: South of Alofi nearby Alofi Rentals

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11. Experience an Uga Hunting Tour

Uga (coconut crabs) are a prized part of the Niuean culture, eaten as a delicacy. Try traditional uga hunting techniques with Taue Uga Tours. Find out more in the 7 Best Culture Tours in Niue.

Location: Tours depart from Avatele

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12. Visit the Niue Market

Browse fresh produce, baked goods, Niuean snacks, handicrafts and gifts while meeting the locals at the Niue Market. The market takes place on Mondays and Fridays, 5am to 8am, and on Wednesdays from 6am until the afternoon.

Location: The main road in Alofi next to the Niue Tourism Visitor Information Centre

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13. Check Out an Ancestory Bathing Pool at Avaiki Cave

Follow a short sea track through a large tunnel down to Avaiki Cave. The pool at the bottom of the cave is excellent for snorkelling at low tide. Check out more caves in the 10 Most Stunning Caves in Niue.

Location: Tuapa, signposted on the main road

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14. Play Mini Golf on the Clifftops at the Vaiolama Cafe

Not only does the Vaiolama Cafe & Mini Golf offer outstanding views to go along with their meals but there’s also a mini golf course! Learn more about the mini golf in The Complete Guide to Golf in Niue and the cafe in the 8 Best Cafes in Niue.

Location: South of Alofi opposite Alofi Rentals

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15. Get a Personalised Niuean Driver’s License

To legally drive in Niue, you need a Niue Driver’s License, which couples as a fun souvenir! Find out more in How to Get a Niue Driver’s License.

Location: Pickup from the Police Station on the main road of Alofi

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16. Go to Niue’s Only Self-Serve Restaurant, the Washaway Cafe

A fun Sunday experience when the rest of the island is in its Sunday slumber is heading to the Washaway Cafe. Serve your own drinks and write down your food order for the kitchen.

Location: Avatele Beach

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17. Do a Nature Tour with Misa

Connect with nature and a traditional way of life on Misa’s Nature Tour. See Niuean tools, eat and drink coconuts, learn about the prized uga, make fire and more. Get more information in The Best Guided Tours in Niue.

Location: Just outside of Alofi opposite the Niue High School

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18. Join A5 Tours to Explore a Niuean Forest and Plantation

Another fantastic nature tour, A5 Tours allows you to touch and taste the food grown on a tropical plantation. You’ll also get to learn a few interesting Niuean techniques, as described in the 7 Best Nature Tours in Niue.

Location: Tours depart from Mutulau

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19. Scuba Dive in Clear Water and Caves

With water visibility that reaches 80m (262ft) combined with a rich aquatic ecosystem, Niue is a must-dive destination! Dive its coral reefs, caves and more listed in The Guide to Scuba Diving in Niue.

Location: See the locations of Niue’s dive shops in The Best Scuba Diving Tours in Niue

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20. Indulge in a Soothing Massage

While Niue offers quite a lot of active adventures, that doesn’t mean that there’s no time to relax. Treat yourself to a massage in your accommodation, at a clifftop spa with Maulu Spa or at the Tui Na Clinic in Alofi.

Location: See the locations of these spas in The Best Spas in Niue

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21. Have a Cocktail at All Relativf

At the start or the end of the evening, head to All Relativf for a creative range of cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks. See more great bars in Niue in the 6 Best Bars in Niue.

Location: Swanson shopping complex, Tapeu-Porritt Road near Hanan Airport

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22. Enjoy a Pool Day

Sometimes, you just want to relax by the pool and you can certainly do that in Niue. See places with an outdoor swimming pool in The Accommodations in Niue with a Swimming Pool.

Location: Check the above link for accommodations with a pool, as well as accommodations nearby natural swimming pools

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23. Attend a Village Show Day

A village show day is a fantastic cultural experience that you should definitely try to time your trip with. There are 14 villages so 14 chances to catch one.

Location: See where each of the villages in Niue are in our village guide

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24. Experience Traditional Niuean Food at an Umu Night

An umu is an underground oven, which is a traditional style of cooking in Niue. Umu nights at the resort and restaurants provide the perfect opportunity to try all sorts of Niuean staples.

Location: See the location of umu nights in The Ultimate Guide to the Niue Nightlife

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25. Stargaze in an International Dark Sky Nation

Niue is the world’s first Dark Sky Nation accredited by the Dark-Sky Association. This means it’s one of the best places in the world to stargaze.

Location: See A Guide to the Dark Sky Nation of Niue D206 for stargazing locations

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26. Cycle to West Coast Attractions on Bike Tracks 2, 3 and 4

Enjoy an easy-going bike or e-bike ride on the cycle trails of Niue. Bike tracks 2, 3 and 4 are all loop trails on the west coast where swimming holes, villages and bush trails are.

Location: Check out the location of all of these tracks in The Best Bike Trails in Niue

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27. Have a Swim and a Snorkel at Avatele Beach

Avatele’s beach and reef are prime spots for snorkelling. Head there at mid to low tide for snorkelling among hard and soft coral. See more beaches in the 5 Best Beaches in Niue.

Location: Avatele Sea Track, Avatele

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28. Have a Swing at the Niue Golf Course

Yes, Niue’s nine-hole golf course is open for visitors to enjoy some island-style golfing. Join their Tuesday tournament to play for a frozen chicken. Find out more in The Best Golf Courses in Niue.

Location: Tapeu-Porritt Road opposite Hanan Airport

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29. Join a Vanilla Plantation Tour

Wander a plantation of more than 7,000 vanilla vines and learn about the arduous growing process on a tour with Niue Vanilla International. See more experiences like this in the 10 Things to Do in Niue for Foodies.

Location: Tours depart from Alofi North and can be booked at the Niue Vanilla Store in Alofi town

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30. Catch Some Pacific Whoppers on a Fishing Charter

One of the most abundant types of tours in Niue is fishing charters thanks to the island’s population of passionate fisherfolk. Find out more in The Guide to Fishing in Niue.

Location: See where tours depart in the 10 Best Fishing Charters in Niue

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31. Explore Palaha Cave

A five-minute one-way sea track leads down to a grand limestone cave with many spectacular features to admire. Palaha Cave is one of the must-do sea tracks out of the 10 Best Sea Tracks on the West Coast of Niue.

Location: Tuapa, signposted on the main road

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32. Drive Through the Huvalu Forest Conservation Area

Covering around 20% of Niue, the Huvalu Forest Conservation Area is a wild corner of the island. Even just driving through feels like a bushwalk in your car. Plan your trip with How to Experience the Huvalu Forest Conservation Area.

Location: Between Liku and Hakupu

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33. Join the Locals for Crafting with the Niue Council of Women

Wednesday is weaving day at Makini Hall where the Niue Council of Women gets together to do all sorts of handicrafts. Visitors are free to watch. There is also a weaving lesson at the Scenic Matavai Resort once a week.

Location: Makini Hall – on the main road of Alofi, or Scenic Matavai Resort – Tamakautoga

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34. Visit the Historic Peniamina Grave Memorial

One of several historical sites to visit around Niue, Peniamina’s Grave Memorial commemorates the Niuean who introduced Christianity to Niue. There is also a public holiday dedicated to him.

Location: Makefu, on the side of the main road

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35. Watch the Sunset with a Drink at the Hio Cafe & Bar

Enjoy a drink or meal at the red container restaurant overlooking Hio Beach. Hio Cafe & Bar is also a fantastic place to watch the sunset. Learn more in The 10 Best Restaurants in Niue.

Location: Just outside the village of Tuapa

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36. Listen to a Niuean Choir at a Sunday Church Service

Sunday is a day of worship in Niue and visitors are welcome to join the experience at the island’s church services. You can’t help but be moved by the choirs’ harmonies.

Location: See the location of the best church services to attend in the 5 Best Churches in Niue to Experience as a Visitor

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37. Bike Through the Bush on the Vinivini Bike Trail

Another awesome bike trail in Niue, the Vinivini Bike Trail (Bike Track 5) loops through the Huvalu Forest Conservation Area taking you well off the beaten track.

Location: See the location in The Best Bike Trails in Niue

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38. Go for a Reef Walk Down the Togulu Sea Track

To access one of Niue’s picturesque beaches, take the Togulu Sea Track in Tamakautoga. It’s a good spot for reef walking, as mentioned in the 6 Best Reef Walks in Niue.

Location: Tamakautoga, at the back of the village green, signposted on the main road

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39. Admire the Art at the Hikulagi Sculpture Park

The free outdoor Hikulagi Sculpture Park is well worth a visit when road tripping on the east coast of Niue. Artwork is made from recycled rubbish found on the island and washed up on the shore.

Location: Approximately 2km (1.2 miles) south of Liku

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40. Get a Refreshing Slushie from Slush

Refresh with an ice-cold slushie or frappe from Slush! Choose from a range of creative and colourful slushies, smoothies and frappes.

Location: The back of the Alofi Commercial Centre, next door to the Yacht Club

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41. Spot Whales and Dolphins from the Whale Lookouts

Niue has signposted whale lookouts all over the island. See whales between July and September and dolphins year-round. Note that most of the binoculars at the lookouts don’t work.

Location: See the whale lookouts in the 10 Amazing Lookouts for Watching Whales in Niue

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42. Discover the Hidden Gem of the Motu Sea Track

A little-known sea track, the Motu Sea Track is well worth doing. At the end of a 1.4km (0.9 miles) bush road, follow a rocky bush trail to an arch in the cliffs and a ladder to access the reef below.

Location: Signposted between Liku and Lakepa

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43. Pick Up a Pot of the World’s Cleanest Honey

Niue is known to have the healthiest honey bees in the world. Pick up a pot of their honey and even take it home with you when you get a quarantine certificate.

Location: Available in Double M in Alofi Commercial Centre and the Niue Tourism Visitor Information Centre

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44. Walk Through the Natural Arch of the Tautu Sea Track

Another beauty on the east coast, the Tautu Sea Track leads through an archway onto a stunning reef. It’s one of the best places on the island to watch the sunrise.

Location: Liku, the access road is from the northeast corner of the village green left of the white house

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45. Visit Niue Primary School for Their Friday Morning Assembly

Every Friday morning at 8.45am, visitors are invited to the Niue Primary School morning assembly where the children perform cultural song and dance.

Location: Next to the Niue High School, approximately 1.5km (one mile) from Alofi – turn off at the Police Station

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46. Visit the Ebony Studio and Join Their Rainforest Tour

Browse carvings made from rare ebony wood at the Ebony Studio in Hakupu. It’s also the base of Ebony Rainforest Tours, which is a fantastic nature and culture tour in the Huvalu Forest. Find out more in The Best Guided Tours in Niue.

Location: Tours depart from Hakupu but pickup in Alofi and Tamakautoga is available

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47. Climb Down the Ladder to a Snorkelling Pool on the Amanau Sea Track

Alofi has many fantastic sea tracks, that we mention in detail in the 7 Best Sea Tracks in Alofi. One of our favourites is the Amanau Sea Track with its cave cut into the cliff with a good pool for snorkelling at low-to-mid tide.

Location: South Alofi, just before the Pacific Way Bar before entering Alofi town

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48. Visit the Historical Site and Whale Watching Lookout at Tomb Point

Tomb Point not only holds the grave of two Niuean kings within its grounds but there is a picnic area on the clifftops with an excellent lookout for whale watching. Visiting is one of the 10 Must-Dos in Alofi.

Location: Alofi, opposite the Commerical Centre

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49. Browse the Exhibitions at Taoga Niue Museum

The Taoga Niue Museum holds an array of artefacts, such as treasures from World War One, historical woven wares and more. The museum is one of the 10 Free & Cheap Things to Do in Niue.

Location: Halamahaga Road, Alofi

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50. Take the Sea Track Down to Vaila Cave

Follow the Vaila Sea Track down to a cave and rock pools within a marine-protected area. The rock pools provide an amazing snorkelling opportunity. See more snorkelling hotspots in the 10 Best Places to Snorkel in Niue.

Location: Opposite Tusekolo Bush Road, 2km (1.2 miles) north of Alofi town centre

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51. See the Site Where Captain James Cook Attempted to Land on Niue

Opaahi is the site where British explorer, James Cook, attempted to land on Niue three times in 1774. There is an interpretation panel telling the story of the site on the Opaahi Sea Track.

Location: Alofi South, opposite Kaiika

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52. Learn How to Paddle a Traditional Outrigger with Taue Vaka Tours

Paddle a vaka (Niuean canoe) with Taue Vaka Tours! This is a unique cultural insight that’s a fun way to get out onto the lagoon in Avatele. See more paddling fun in The Guide to SUP, Canoe and Kayak in Niue.

Location: Tours depart from Avatele

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53. Find the Small Sandy Cove Down the Togalahi Sea Track

A sea track that’s often missed yet right in the centre of Alofi, the Togalahi Sea Track offers a short walk to a rocky and sandy cove. Learn more in the 8 Best Walks in Alofi.

Location: Alofi, just north past the Parliament buildings, opposite the commercial centre

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54. Check Out the Laufoli Umu Pit

On the east coast of Niue, the Laufoli Umu Pit is nestled in the Huvalu Forest Conservation Area. Visitors to the site can see a distinct dip of the historic umu pit in the ground.

Location: Tuafutu, Huvalu Forest Conservation Area

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55. Have a Stroll Along Hio Beach

Walk along the sweeping coral sands of Hio Beach to a pool for a warm soak and a snorkel. It’s best swam around low tide as outlined in the 10 Places to Go in Niue at Low Tide.

Location: Hio Sea Track, Tuapa (next to the Hio Cafe & Bar)

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56. Watch a Fire Dancing Performance at the Scenic Matavai Resort

Fire dancing is just one of the events on the entertainment schedule of the Scenic Matavai Resort. Niue’s only resort has umu nights, barbecues, local live music and more. See examples in The Ultimate Guide to the Niue Nightlife.

Location: Scenic Matavai Resort, Tamakautoga

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57. Explore Alofi’s Beach and Reef on the Utuko Reef Sea Track

The Utuko Reef Sea Track leads down to an attractive golden coral sand beach and reef right from the heart of Alofi. See more things to do in Alofi town in 10 Things to Do in Alofi.

Location: Alofi, opposite the Niue Tourism Visitor Information Centre and Police Station

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58. Check Out Tauei Fupiu Fort

This historical site is where you can see the remains of a traditional fort where around sixty warriors were said to have protected Peniamina. Get more context for Tauei Fupiu Fort in A Brief History of Niue.

Location: Mutalau, the site is in the bush next to the pastor’s house

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59. Shop for Unique Gifts in Alofi

Niue’s main town is a real hub for picking up handcrafted gifts and souvenirs. Browse gift stores in the Alofi Commercial Centre like Hinapoto Handicrafts and Taoke Prints.

Location: Alofi Commercial Centre

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60. Visit the Tahino Art Gallery

Niue’s only art gallery showcases colourful canvas art from local and expat artists. Works are for sale which comes in a range of sizes from large canvas art to postcards.

Location: Alofi Commercial Centre

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61. See Human Remains at the Anaana Burial Cave

See an example of one of the many caves early settlers in Niue used to use. While some caves were used as protection, separate caves like the Anaana Burial Cave were used to lay the dead to rest.

Location: Just south of Anaana Point between Tamakautoga and Alofi

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62. Watch the Sunset from the Omahi Sea Track

The Omahi Sea Track is a short adventure down a rocky trail, bringing you out onto the coastline with sweeping views on either side. It’s a great place to watch the sunset.

Location: Alofi North, signposted on the main road near Niue Rentals

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63. Pick Up a Chinese Takeaway from Wok on the Rock

An interesting little spot, Wok on the Rock serve all of their meals in non-plastic takeaway containers. What’s more, the restaurant has an ever-changing menu of Asian cuisine throughout the evening.

Location: Corner of Alofi’s main road and Halamahaga Road

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64. Find the World’s Smallest Cove Down the Togalupo Sea Track

Located on the northern outskirts of Alofi, the Togalupo Sea Track is a short stroll down to what we like to think is the world’s smallest bay!

Location: Opposite Yolos Accommodation, approximately 1.5km (one mile) north of Alofi town centre

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65. Enjoy the View From Ana’ana Point

One of the many lookouts worth pulling the car over for in Niue is Ana’ana Point, offering expansive views of Niue’s ever-impressive rocky coastline.

Location: Between Alofi and Tamakautoga

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66. Pop into Kauhi Krafts

While driving through Avatele, be sure to stop by Kauhi Krafts. This quaint gift shop sells artwork, clothing, handicraft woven items, jewellery, home decor and more. See more like this in The Guide to Shopping in Niue.

Location: Avatele, opposite Lau’s Getaway

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67. Get a Picture of Beautiful Pofitu Beach

A small beach leading onto a reef, Pofitu Beach is a perfect photo spot, especially as it is likely that you’ll have the whole place to yourself. Check out more beaches like this in the 10 Places Off the Beaten Track in Niue.

Location: Pofitu, signposted between Tamakautoga and Avatele

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68. Snorkel Somewhere Different on a Guided Snorkelling Tour

While there are countless snorkelling spots accessible from shore, guided snorkelling tours take you out to reefs or caves by boat. See your options in The Guide to Snorkelling in Niue.

Location: See snorkelling tour locations in The Best Guided Snorkelling Tours in Niue

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69. Watch the Sunrise from the Puluhiki Sea Track

Another secluded sea track on the east side of Niue, the Puluhiki Sea Track is a fantastic place to watch the sunrise and get some stellar coastal photos.

Location: Lakepa, signposted from the left (northern) side of the village green

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70. Send a Postcard with a Niuean Stamp

Send a postcard from one of the world’s smallest countries and buy a rare Niue stamp! There’s a postbox in the Alofi Commercial Centre and a box for postcards in the Niue Tourism Visitor Information Centre.

Location: Buy a stamp from the Niue Post Office in the Alofi Commercial Centre

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71. Hold an Uga

Niueans revere the almighty uga. These crabs reside on the land climbing trees and ripping open coconut husks. They also can live up to 60 years! However, there are many opportunities to hold a uga on the amazing nature tours in Niue.

Location: See which tours allow you to hold an uga in the 8 Ways See Uga in Niue

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72. Whale Watch and Explore the Reef on the Hikutavake Sea Track

The top of the Hikutavake Sea Track is a good whale watching spot. What’s more, if you go down the steps, you’ll find yourself at a picturesque reef where it’s possible to find snorkelling pools around low tide.

Location: Hikutavake, at the western side of the grassy parking area

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73. Snorkel from Alofi Wharf

While Alofi Wharf is fun to visit simply to watch the fish from the wharf, strong ocean swimmers with fins can enjoy an amazing snorkelling reef on the wharf’s south side.

Location: Sir Robert’s Wharf, Alofi, just north of the Commercial Centre

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74. Hold a Flying Fox

Niue has only one native land mammal, the Polynesian flying fox. These large bats hang around in colonies in the forest canopy, but Misa’s Nature Tour gives you a unique opportunity to hold them. Learn more in Where to See Wildlife in Niue.

Location: Misa’s Nature Tour, just outside of Alofi opposite the Niue High School

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75. Hire a Kayak or Do a Guided Kayaking Tour with Kayak Niue

Explore Niue’s intricate coastline from the comfort of a kayak with Kayak Niue. They offer both kayak hire and guided tours. See the 5 Best SUP, Vaka & Kayak Tours in Niue for more information.

Location: Departs from Avatele Beach, Avatele, or the Kalaone Sea Track, Alofi

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76. Learn How to Survive on a Tropical Island

Learn about what it’s like to live in the rainforest of a tropical island on Ebony Rainforest Tours and Misa’s Nature Tour. You’ll learn how to make fire, which coconuts to eat, and see the caves that people used to sleep in.

Location: Check out The Best Guided Tours in Niue for the locations of these tours

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77. Embark on a Sunset Cruise with Niue Fishing Charters

Join Niue Fishing Charters for their Sunset Coastal Cruise. Your guide will point out interesting sights, while you and your group relax with the provided refreshments. See The Best Boat Tours in Niue for more details. 

Location: Departs from Alofi Wharf

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78. Observe the Underwater World Through a Clear-Bottom Kayak

Magical Niue Sea Adventures offers clear-bottom kayaks which give you an alternative way to observe the underwater world without getting too wet. Find out more in The Guide to SUP, Canoe and Kayak in Niue,

Location: Magical Niue Sea Adventures – Alofi North

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79. Cycle Through Avatele, the Scenic Matavai Resort and More on Bike Track 1

Another fun bike or e-bike track, this loop trail in the southwest corner of Niue goes through the villages of Tamakautoga and Avatele, as well as the bush road of Fuata Road.

Location: See the location of this bike track in The Best Bike Trails in Niue

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80. Check Out the Displays at the Niue Tourism Visitor Information Centre

Not only is the Niue Tourism Visitor Information Centre a good place for, well, information, but it also has some interesting displays about Niue’s flora, fauna, culture, dark skies and more.

Location: Alofi, on the main road next to the Niue Market

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81. Have Some Fish & Chips from Tavana Cafe

Eat at a locally-run cafe at Cafe Tavana, which is also the “Home of the Best Fish & Chips”. Fish, chicken, salad, chips, cassava chips, hot dogs and burgers are what they do best. See them also listed in the Top Cheap Eats in Niue.

Location: Alofi Commercial Centre

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82. Experience the Kaloama Season

A cultural phenomenon, Kaloama Season is always an exciting time to be on the island. It’s when juvenile goatfish spawn along Niue’s shores.

Location: Learn about which sea tracks are closed due to the kaloama season in What You Need to Know About the Kaloama/Goatfish Season in Niue

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83. Learn How to Husk a Coconut

An essential skill for all islanders, husking a coconut is something you can try yourself between A5 Tours, Misa’s Nature Tour and at the coconut demonstration at the Scenic Matavai Resort.

Location: A5 Tours – Mutulau, Misa’s Nature Tour – Alofi, opposite Niue Primary School, and Scenic Matavai Resort – Tamakautoga

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84. Get a Photo with the Giant Uga Outside of the Swanson Supermarket

As you leave the airport, you can hardly miss the giant uga sculpture outside of the Swanson Supermarket. A photo is mandatory! Check out more photo-ops in the 10 Most Instagrammable Places in Niue.

Location: Tapeu-Porritt Road, just northeast of Hanan Airport

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85. Try Nane (Niuean Porridge)

This local dish is typically served for breakfast, made with coconut flesh and arrowroot. Nane has a similar consistency to porridge or a dumpling. It is sometimes for sale at the Niue Market.

Location: Niue Market, on the main road of Alofi next to the Niue Tourism Visitor Information Centre

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86. Explore the Caves Storing Vaka on the Uluvehi Sea Track

A short unsealed bush road signposted from Mutulau takes you to the start of the Uluvehi Sea Track with two small caves storing vaka (canoes) and featuring limestone formations.

Location: Mutalau, signposted from the centre of the village

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87. Try Night Diving

Night dives provide a whole new experience, allowing you to see nocturnal marine critters. Both of Niue’s dive operators offer night dives from shore, typically from Alofi.

Location: See the locations of Niue’s dive shops in The Best Scuba Diving Tours in Niue

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88. Go for a Swim Down the Namukulu Sea Track

Accessed by a concrete access road, the Namukulu Sea Track leads to a nice little swimming spot. It’s best to swim at low tide, but don’t swim if there are large swells coming in from the west.

Location: Namukulu, signposted from the main road

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89. Explore Ulupaka Cave on Tali’s Cave Tour

The Ulupaka Cave is one of the most iconic caves in Niue, but the only way to see it for yourself is on Tali’s Cave Tour. Join your local guide as you explore ancient limestone caves. Check out this tour in The Best Guided Tours in Niue.

Location: Departs a few hundred metres south of Lakepa

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90. Visit a Tropical Garden on the Vaipouli Garden Tour

Visit a gorgeous tropical garden and plantation on the Vaipouli Garden Tour. Learn about growing food crops, tropical trees, herbs and much more. Again, more details can be found in The Best Guided Tours in Niue.

Location: Alofi-Liku Road around 10km (6.2 miles) from Alofi

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91. Do Some Whale Watching and Check Out the Vaka on the Makefu Sea Track

Yet another stunning sea track in Niue, the Makefu Sea Track is a set of steps leading down to where locals store their vaka. The track is also a good whale and dolphin watching spot.

Location: Just south of Makefu, signposted from the main road

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92. Watch People Fishing (or Have a Go Yourself) from Alofi Wharf

The only place in Niue where you can fish without a license, Sir Robert’s Wharf (Alofi Wharf) is often a hive of activity for Niue’s fisherfolk – except on Sundays and cargo ship days, of course.

Location: Just north of Alofi Commercial Centre

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93. Catch a Spitroast or Burger Night at the Crazy Uga Cafe & Bar

The Crazy Uga Cafe & Bar offers rustic dining in Alofi with stunning views of a tranquil bay. As well as breakfast and lunch daily, the cafe is open on Wednesday nights for spitroasts or burgers. Learn more in The Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants in Niue.

Location: Centre of Alofi opposite the Police Station

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94. Stop by the Food Stalls

Local produce stalls crop up around Niue now and again. If it’s not fresh drinking coconut stalls then it’s usually vanilla stalls, such as Koefaga Vanilla. Have some cash for the honesty box!

Location: Koefaga Vanilla, Alofi South opposite the Amanau Sea Track

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95. Join the Locals for a Night Out at the Pacific Way Bar

The Pacific Way Bar is the place to be on Thursday/Friday evenings. Pop in for a drink with the locals at this well-established drinking hole. Note that payment is cash only.

Location: Alofi South, near the Amanau Sea Track

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96. Tour a Noni Farm

Noni is a superfood fruit with all sorts of health benefits despite its pungent smell. Learn all about the fascinating noni on the Noni Farm Tour. See more like this in the 10 Things to Do in Niue for Foodies.

Location: Vaiea

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97. Experience the Lively Activity of a Cargo Ship Day

Niue gets many of its supplies by a cargo ship that docks at Alofi Wharf once a month. On this day, the island is buzzing activity with heavy vehicles transporting containers around the island and new supplies being the talk of the town.

Location: Sir Robert’s Wharf, Alofi

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98. Rejuvenate with a Yoga Class

Part of your recharge in Niue can take the form of yoga thanks to the yoga sessions offered by Maulu Spa. Niue occasionally hosts yoga retreats too. Find out more in Where to Do Yoga in Niue.

Location: Maulu Spa is located between Tamakautoga and Ana’ana Point

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99. Catch the Niue Organic Market

Get yourself some organic produce and sample street food at the Niue Organic Market on the first Friday of the month. The event is in the Niue Market building from 5pm.

Location: Alofi, on the main road next to the Niue Tourism Visitor Information Centre

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100. Relax in the Alofi Commercial Centre

And after all of your day’s activities, you can always relax with an ice cream in the Alofi Commerical Centre. There’s a playground for children, shaded picnic tables and a selection of shops.

Location: Alofi Commercial Centre

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101. Experience the Excitement of a Niue Plane Day

We’ll wrap up these 101 things to do in Niue with what you’ll wrap up your holiday with; a Niue plane day. With only two plane days a week, it’s always “an event” with an unusual check-in process and a market at the airport.

Location: Hanan Airport

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Author

Laura S.

This article was written and updated 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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