Activities, Attractions and Sea Tracks in Mutulau
Niue’s northern-most village might be a little off the beaten track but it’s a fascinating place for its historical sites and to see more of the island’s caves. Discover its sea track, see if you can try to find the historical fort (we missed it the first time), and even bag a peak! In addition, guided plantation tours offer an immersive cultural experience. Find out more about these activities in this list of things to do in Mutulau.
For more villages to venture to on the island, check out The Best Villages to Visit in Niue.
1. Check Out the Uluvehi Sea Track
A good go-to for most of the villages in Niue is its local sea track. The same applies to Mutulau. After a short drive down a short unsealed bush road, you’ll emerge at a coastal picnic area and the Uluvehi Sea Track. Walk the short concrete sea track to check out a couple of caves adorned in limestone formations storing vaka (canoes). Find out more about the sea track in the 7 Best Sea Tracks on the East Coast of Niue.
Location: Signposted from the centre of the village
2. See the Historic Tauei Fupiu Fort
See the remains of a traditional fort where around sixty warriors were said to have protected Peniamina, the Niuean who brought Christianity to Niue, while he was carrying out his Christian mission. Tauei Fupiu Fort is hard to find as signage has been taken down for the site. You can find a faint bush track next to the pastor’s house where there is a plaque indicating the site of the fort. See more sights like this in the 10 Fascinating Historical Sites in Niue.
Location: The site is in the bush next to the pastor’s house
3. Join a Rainforest and Plantation Tour
Learn about the Niuean way of life of living off the land on an interactive 4WD tour with A5 Tours. Based in Mutulau, A5 Tours allows you to touch and taste seasonal food grown on the plantation. You’ll also get to learn a few interesting Niuean techniques, such as how to husk a coconut and hold an uga. Learn more about this tour in The Best Guided Tours in Niue.
Location: Tours departures are well signposted from Mutulau Village. Bookings advised.
4. Have a Drink at the Coconut Stop
Hard to miss with its vibrant sign and thatched roof, the Coconut Stop is located in the middle of the village beside the main road. There are typically coconuts, bananas and sometimes eggs for sale with an honesty box to pay. You can’t beat fresh coconut while road tripping around Niue!
Location: Beside the main road in the village centre
5. Bag a Peak at the Highest Point of Niue
Finally, while this is a bit of a stretch for things to do in Mutulau, the highest point of the island is actually just outside of the village. The 69m (226ft) point is unnamed and unsigned, unfortunately, but you’ll drive over it on the road between Mutulau and Toi. The highest point is actually one of the first parts of the coral atoll of Niue to form, which was once the edge of a coral lagoon. Find out more about the island’s formation history in How Was Niue Formed?
Location: Between Mutulau and Toi