Published: 08 December 2014 by: Nikki Ernst

Couples Need to Know Niue

Niue is the undiscovered tropical paradise ideal for your romantic getaway or honeymoon. With luxurious accomodation, exquisite cuisine, plenty of things to see, do and buy, you will leave relaxed and with experiences that will last a lifetime (not that you'll want to!)

GETTING THERE:

There are two AirNew Zealand flights per week in the peak season (April – September) between Auckland and Niue departing Saturday and Wednesday mornings. Niue lies on the opposite side of the date line, meaning that the three-hour flight will result in a 24-hour time change! airnewzealand.com.au

 

SLEEP:

Matavai Resort or Motel: Ph:

(+ 683) 4360 Email: matavai@niue.nu,

matavainiue.com

Coral Gardens: Ph: (+ 683) 4235

Email: coralgardens@mail.nu, coralgardens.nu

Aleki’s Guesthouse: Ph: (+ 683) 5093

Email: alekis@niue.nu

 

EAT AND DRINK:

Jenna’s De La Cuisine: Call up and book in for Jenna’s Tuesday night Nuien buffet – with local flavours to die for and a cultural show to boot, this is not a

night to miss. Ph: (+ 683) 4316

Crazy Uga Burger Night: Stunning views and great food, drop in for a meal or drink any time, especially on their Burger Night every Wednesday.

Gill’s Indian Restaurant: Grab a chicken or beef roti and mango lassi (NZ$5 each) for a quick lunch to keep you going during your adventure-packed days! Ph: (+ 683) 4180

Matavai Resort Restaurant: Open 6am-9pm 7 days a week, covers all basic food needs and is very tasty with a great view!

Ph: (+ 683) 4360

 

SEE/DO:

Buccaneer’s Adventures Niue

Dive: your one-stop-shop for all things fun and adventure on the island! Snorkelling, diving, humpback whale tours, quad biking, stand-up paddleboards… the list of things they can do for you is endless! dive.nu

Loop around the island in a day: Take a day to drive around the island, stopping off at the various sea tracks that lead you to cool caves, spectacular views and swimming holes.

Not to be missed: Limu Pools, Avaiki Cave, Talava Arches, Matapa Chasm, Togo Chasm among many others.

 

HIRE:

With no public transport you need to hire a motorcycle or car to get around. Grab a local driver’s licence at the police station that doubles as a cool souvenir. Alofi Rentals alofirentals.nu Ph: (+683) 4017; Niue Rentals: niuerentals.nu Ph: (+683) 4216

 

SHOP:

Artisan Crafts and Markets: Wake up early (6am!) to get in first to the local markets held in Alofi Market Place – Tuesday mornings for fresh produce and Friday morning for more artisan crafts.

 

CURRENCY:

NZ$ and take plenty of cash! Many places now have VISA facilities to pay by card however you can only easily withdraw cash if you have an NZ bank account

MORE INFO: niueisland.com, info@mail.gov.au

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