Niue (pronounced new-ay) is a small island nation in the middle of the Pacific between Tonga and the Cook Islands. Part of Polynesia. It’s an interesting destination which you can read all about in this Niue travel guide. The island is small but has some interesting geological formations. It has just a beach or two but swimming is possible in various natural pools though. The beauty of Niue is that you can really relax and unwind.
The island is a lifted coral reef that looks like a pill and has a highest elevation of about 60 meters. With a diameter of just about 18 kilometers the island is small. Due to its shape and geological background Niue is also referred to as The Rock. Around the island is a reef up to 100 meters wide at several locations. There are 3 outlying coral reefs as well but are submerged at hightide. Plenty of snorkeling and diving is possible and natural pools are a great place to swim.
There are also historical places to worth visiting which are all mentioned in this Niue travel guide. It’s an island difficult to reach with just 2 flights a week from Auckland, New Zealand but if you make your way there, you’ll be surprised about Niue’s beauty.
Make sure to ready my NIUE – The perfect Niue itinerary for 5 days / 1 week on the Rock if you’re planning a trip to Niue.