The Guide to Renting a Motorbike in Niue
The Guide to Renting a Motorbike in Niue

The Guide to Renting a Motorbike in Niue

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What You Need to Know About Motorcycle Rental in Niue

Niue has around 123km (76 miles) of paved roads on a relatively flat island, making a motorbike road trip a fun way to explore. If you can get past the fact that you will have to take it easy on Niue’s roads, knowing that the roads have lots of potholes and the speed limits are low (basically, this is no place to race around), then you’ll have a blast checking out the highlights around the island by motorbike. We go through how you can make a Niue motorbike trip happen with this guide to renting a motorbike in Niue.

Quick Tips for Hiring a Motorbike in Niue

  • Motorbikes can only be rented from Niue Rentals
  • It is mandatory in Niue to wear a helmet when riding a motorbike
  • A Niue Driver’s License is needed to legally drive a motor vehicle on Niue’s roads
  • Niue’s roads have many potholes, so motorcyclists need to ride with extra care
  • Be aware of Niue’s road rules as listed here.

For more tips and elaboration on the tips above, see the 10 Tips for Hiring a Motorcycle in Niue.

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What You Need to Hire a Motorbike in Niue

Not just anyone can hire a motorcycle in Niue. There are requirements you must meet, which include the following:

A Motorcycle License

Your overseas driving license must include your license to ride a motorcycle. If this is not presented on pick-up of the vehicle, then you will be refused the rental.

A Niue Driver’s License

To legally drive or ride a motor vehicle on Niue’s roads, you need to have a Niue Driver’s License. A visitor’s driving license can be purchased from the Niue Police Station for around NZ$22.50. You don’t need to have a Niue Driver’s License to pick up a motorcycle rental but you do need to obtain one as soon as you can when you arrive in Niue. See How to Get a Niue Driver’s License for more information.

To Be at Least 21 Years Old

To hire any vehicle in Niue, you need to be 21 years old at the least.

A Credit Card or Rental Bond

Credit card details are usually required as security for the rental company. However, some rental companies in Niue accept to rental bond which will be returned to you upon return of the rental vehicle with no damage or fines.

Day Rate

You will need to pay the daily rate for the vehicle. Note that Niue Rentals also has weekly rates. Motorcycle hire is typically NZ$40 per day.

To Return the Vehicle with a Full Tank of Petrol

All rental vehicles in Niue must be returned with a full tank of fuel or else you will face fees. There is one gas station in Niue, Central Services, located in Alofi South.

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Where to Rent a Motorbike in Niue

Despite there being a few motorcycle hire companies in the past, currently, there is only one place you can hire a motorbike in Niue. Niue Rentals hires out Suzuki GN125s for around NZ$40 a day or NZ$240 for a week. They offer free pick-up/drop-off anywhere on the island.

Niue Rentals is based in Alofi North and offers one of the widest range of vehicles on the island. Motorbike rentals include helmets, which is compulsory to wear on Niue’s roads.

When it comes to scooters rental in Niue,  sadly there is not scooter hiring option at this stage in the tiny island nation. This article will be updated as new companies start hiring more motorbikes and scooters in Niue.

Find out more about Niue Rentals and other rental vehicle companies in The Best Car Rentals in Niue.

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What’s Included in Motorbike Rentals?

With motorcycle rentals in Niue, there are a few typical inclusions:

  • A full tank of fuel
  • Unlimited kilometres
  • A helmet
  • Standard insurance
  • Roadside assistance


Standard insurance is included in the daily rate of the vehicle. However, there is the option to upgrade your insurance to have less excess, reducing from an excess of around NZ$2,500 down to NZ$0 for around NZ$25 per day.

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Alternatives to Hiring a Motorbike in Niue

Due to the limited choice of motorbike hires in Niue, you might want to consider other vehicle options. Here are some other ways to explore Niue independently…

Car Rental

There is a wide range of car rentals available, from small budget cars to family 4WDs. Car rental companies in Niue include Tropicana Rentals, Niue Rentals, Alofi Rentals, Ilena’s Rentals, Heahea Rentals and 4×4 Rentals. Some of Niue’s accommodations also rent out their own vehicles. Find out more about your car rental options in The Best Car Rentals in Niue.

Bicycle Hire

For short journeys around the island or making the most of the bush trails that you can’t take rental cars or motorbikes down, bicycle hire in Niue is a good option. Rental companies like Niue Rentals and Alofi Rentals offers mountain bike hire, while many accommodations across Niue either have bikes included in the stay or available to hire. Find out more in Where to Rent Bikes in Niue.


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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