Where to Get a Duty-Free Discount in Niue
Of course, we all look for ways to shave the cents off a holiday, even when it comes to buying a tipple to enjoy at your accommodation. The duty-free stores in Niue are a good way to save money on alcoholic drinks, as there are not many other types of duty-free goods available. What’s more, duty-free can be enjoyed both inside and outside Niue’s international airport. We go into more detail in this guide to duty-free shopping in Niue.
Don’t forget to also check out duty-free allowances for Niue in The Duty-Free Allowances for Niue.
Who Can Buy Duty-Free Goods in Niue?
You can only make duty-free purchases if you are travelling internationally. That’s why one duty-free store is located at Hanan International Airport in Niue. Additionally, there is one duty-free store located outside of the airport, but you must present a recent boarding pass to make duty-free purchases.
Where are the Duty-Free Stores in Niue?
Niue has only one duty-free store, the Niue Bond Store. The Niue Bond Store primarily sells liquor, such as wine, beer and spirits. However, they have the occasional souvenirs, fragrances, spa products and snacks.
Duty-Free at Hanan Airport
The Niue Bond Store has a duty-free store located at Hanan Airport, which is accessible from the Baggage Claim area before you pass Customs and Biosecurity (see Airport Arrival in Niue & Hanan Airport: Step-by-Step). It is also accessible from the Departure Lounge after passing through airport security for a departure flight (see Leaving Niue: The Niue Airport Departure Process).
Duty-Free at the Swanson Complex
The Swanson Complex, which is just down the road from Hanan Airport and a five-minute drive from Alofi, is where you’ll find another branch of the Niue Bond Store. You can still purchase duty-free alcohol from this branch of the Bond Store if you have a recent valid boarding pass. The conditions are as follows:
- Arrived on the Tuesday flight: duty-free valid until Friday 6 pm unless your duty-free allowance has been used up before then
- Arrived on the Friday flight: duty-free valid until Wednesday 6 pm unless your duty-free allowance has been used up before then.
See The Duty-Free Allowances for Niue or in the section below.
Niue Duty-Free Allowance
The duty-free allowance for Niue is one of the following:
- 50 cigarettes OR 50g of tobacco
- 3 bottles of spirits – 3.5 litres (118 oz) or smaller OR
- 3 bottles of wine – 3 litres (101 oz) or smaller OR
- Beer cans – 8 litres (270 oz) total allowance OR
- A combination of the above beverages without exceeding 3.5 litres (see below).
You are also allowed to purchase/bring into Niue a mix, for instance, half of the beer allowance combined with two bottles of wine or spirits. Alternatively, three bottles of wine and spirits as long as combined they don’t exceed 3.5 litres (118 oz).
For more information, see The Duty-Free Allowances for Niue.
(Travelling from Niue)
When purchasing duty-free goods in Niue to take overseas, bear in mind the duty-free allowance for your overseas destination that may be different from Niue’s duty-free allowance. As there is only one international flight destination from Niue, which is New Zealand, here is the duty-free allowance for New Zealand:
New Zealand Duty-Free Allowance
For each passenger 17 years old or older you can bring back to New Zealand:
- 3 bottles of up to 1.125 millilitres each OR 2.5 litres of wine OR 2.5 litres of beer
- 200 cigarettes OR 250 grams of tobacco OR 50 cigars OR a combination not exceeding 250 grams.
Australia Duty-Free Allowances
And considering there are a lot of Australians visiting Niue too, here is what you can bring back to Australia from Niue. For each passenger 18 years old or older you can bring back to Australia:
- 2.25 litres of alcohol
- 50 cigarettes OR 50 grams of tobacco or cigars.
Duty-Free Allowances for Other Countries
- Canada – 1 litre of alcohol, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars
- China – 1.5 litres of alcohol, 400 cigarettes
- Cook Islands – 2 litres of wine or 2 litres of spirits/liqueurs or a mixture of wine, spirits and/or liqueurs not exceeding 2 litres or 4.5 litres of beer, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco or a mixture not exceeding 250 grams in total
- Fiji – 4.5 litres wine or beer or 2.25 litres spirits or liqueur, 250 cigarettes or 250 grams tobacco or 250 grams cigars
- French Polynesia – 200 cigarettes, 200 cigarillos or 100 cigars, 50 grams of perfume, 500 grams of coffee, 100 grams of tea, 10 rolls of film and 2 litres of alcohol
- Hong Kong – 1 litre of alcohol, 19 cigarettes or 25 grams of tobacco or 25 grams of cigars
- Japan – 3 x 750ml of alcohol, Residents: 200 cigarettes, Non-residents: 400 cigarettes or 250 grams of tobacco
- Korea – 1 litre of alcohol, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars
- Malaysia – 1 litre of alcohol, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 225 grams of tobacco
- New Caledonia – 2 litres of spirits except for Aniseed or Absinthe and 2 litres of wine, 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 400 grams of tobacco
- Norfolk Island – 1 litre of alcoholic beverage, 200 cigarettes or 250 grams of tobacco/cigars
- Samoa – 2.25 litres of alcohol, 200 cigarettes or 250 grams of tobacco/cigars
- Singapore – 1 litre of spirits and 1 litre of wine or beer, No cigarettes, and all tobacco goods must be declared
- South Africa – 2 litres of wine and 1 litre of spirits, 400 cigarettes and 250 grams of tobacco and 50 cigars
- Taiwan – 1 litre of alcohol, 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 500 grams of tobacco
- Thailand – 1 litre of alcohol, 200 cigarettes or 250 grams of tobacco or equal weight of cigars
- Tonga – 2.25 litres of spirits or 4.5 litres of wine, 400 cigarettes or 500 grams of tobacco/cigars
- UK – 2 litres of wine and 1 litre of spirits, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 cigarillos or 250 grams of tobacco
- USA – 1 litre of alcohol, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 1,350 gms tobacco or combination, *Cuban cigars are not permitted to be imported
- Vanuatu – 2 litres wine and 1.5 litres spirits, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams tobacco.
More About Duty-Free Shopping in Niue
While that may be it for about guide to duty-free shopping in Niue, we have much more advice on duty-free allowances, as well as more (and arguably better) places to purchase souvenirs in Niue. Take a look:
- The Duty-Free Allowances for Niue
- Information, Shops & Services in Niue
- 10 Niue Souvenirs for Your Friends & Family
Finally, see our complete bible to shopping in The Guide to Shopping in Niue + The Best Places to Shop, as well as all of the logistics of planning your trip in The Best Niue Travel Guide.