5 Awesome Adventure Tours in Niue [2023]
5 Awesome Adventure Tours in Niue [2023]

5 Awesome Adventure Tours in Niue [2023]

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The Top Niue Adventures!

You guessed it, an island which is the world’s largest uplifted coral atoll sure has a lot of adventures! Both on land and underwater, Niue has some awe-inspiring formations to explore through adventure sports like scuba diving, mountain biking, hiking and more. Niue is rugged and real, which is exposed on guided tours like uga (coconut crab) hunting experiences or when swimming with huge humpback whales. So check out some of the top guided experiences for adventurous travellers in this list of awesome adventure tours in Niue.

Before we jump into the best adventure tours in Niue, remember to bookmark the 101 Things to Do in Niue: The Ultimate List for more amazing experiences.

1. Scuba Diving Tours

Scuba diving might be an adventure sport, but it’s experienced to the next level in Niue. Descend town long underwater chimneys, through caves to cambers under the island, through tunnels and among sharks and sea snakes. What’s more, all of this is done with unbelievable visibility in some of the world’s most pristine waters. Niue has PADI dive operators, so you can be assured that you’ll be with an affiliated dive operator or be able to learn this exciting sport which opens up a whole new world. Dive deeper into the world of scuba in The Guide to Scuba Diving in Niue.

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2. Bike Tours

Niue has around 170km (105 miles) of scenic trails for mountain bikers to explore, but if you’re looking for more of a biking tour, then check out the bike tour offered by Namukulu Cottages. This two-hour tour takes you to some of the best snorkelling spots near the accommodation. Alternatively, opt for cycling some of the inland bush trails to see a side of Niue not many visitors get to see. Find out more in The Guide to Mountain Biking in Niue.

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4. Whale Swimming Tours

Between July and September, Niue’s waters become a safe haven for humpback whales who have come to give birth and raise their young. During this time, you can join licensed whale swimming operators for an experience of a lifetime, swimming with some of the ocean’s largest creatures. Every swim is different, whether it’s watching playful juveniles or a mother with a curious calf or admittedly, nothing at all as tours with wild animals are never predictable. Learn more about this amazing experience in The Guide to Swimming with Whales in Niue.

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4. Uga Hunting Tours

What isn’t adventurous about roaming around a dense and rocky coastal forest looking out for oversized crabs? There is one particularly awesome uga hunting tour available on the island: Taue Uga Tours. Not only is there a day tour, but there’s also a night tour should you want to add another element of adventure to your experience scrambling through Niue’s forest at night. You’ll get to hold the huge uga you catch and maybe even have one cooked up for you. Learn more about Niue’s prized uga in 8 Ways See Uga (Coconut Crabs) in Niue.

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5. [CLOSED] Cave Tour

Sure, Niue has a lot of stunning caves, but none are quite as adventurous as Ulupaka Cave. Join Tali’s Cave Tour to journey over private ancestral land to Niue’s amazing hidden caves. You’ll get to see an array of limestone formations, from stalactites to towering pillars, as you explore the caves and make your way through various passageways including the dreaded “Keyhole”. Learn more about the tour and more in The Best Guided Tours in Niue.

More Adventure Tours in Niue

That’s it for our list of the best adventure tours in Niue! For more adventures, albeit soft adventures, check out some of our alternative adventure guides to Niue:

Finally, be inspired for more experiences on the “Rock of the Pacific” with our 101 Things to Do in Niue: The Ultimate List.


Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of Niue Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before settling in the South Pacific, so he knows a thing or two about planning the perfect trip in this corner of the world. He is also consulting regularly with Niue Tourism to ensure content accuracy. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides and is a regular host of webinars with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation.

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