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Niue Travel Information

According to a2zgov, Niue (Niuese: Niuē) is an island in the Pacific Ocean (Oceania) that is part of the Polynesia archipelago. According to usaers, Niue has a Free Association with New Zealand. The capital of Niue is Alofi. A number of major cities on Niue are: Avatele, Hakupu and Tamakautoga.

Niue is best known for its marine life. Due to the clarity of the water (30-70 meters visibility) and the presence of many coral reefs and fish species, the island is a paradise for divers and snorkelers. The coastline of the island consists partly of white sandy beaches and partly of rock formations. Inland there are many caves and untouched nature. Niue’s economy is largely based on agriculture and is also largely dependent on the New Zealand government. The population of Niue has fallen sharply in recent years. This is mostly due to a cyclone that hit the island in 2004.

Where is Niue located?

Travel information of Niue

Official name: Niue
Continent: Oceania
Area: 260 km²
Capital: Alofi
Country code: NU, NIU
Population: 2,000 inhabitants (2019)
Form of government: Free Association with New Zealand
Highest point: 68 m
Distance (Amsterdam – Alofi): 16,286 km
Flight time: about 31 hours

Travel advice
Current status: Attention, safety risks.
Current color code: Yellow.

Travel offer
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Niue. It is possible to book a hotel.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Niue?

Weather and climate
Niue generally has a maritime climate. Temperatures are around 20 to 28 degrees all year round.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Niue can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Niue can be found at Climate info.

Best time
May, June, July, August, September and October are the best months to travel to Niue. This avoids the rainy season.

Niuese and English are both an official language in Niue.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 3 months upon departure from Niue.
A visa is not necessary if you stay in Niue for less than 30 days.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in New Zealand (also for Niue):
Embassy of New Zealand in the Netherlands (also for Niue):
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting Niue it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Money and Currency Affairs
Niue is paid with the New Zealand dollar (NZD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs on Niue can be found on our ATMs page.

It is not customary to tip in Niue.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 13 hours earlier on Niue.
During our winter time, it is 12 hours earlier on Niue.
Niue has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Niue can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and Route
On Niue you must drive on the left.
You must apply for a temporary driver’s license in Niue to operate a motor vehicle.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Niue.

On Niue you need a travel plug.
More information about common plugs and sockets on Niue can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 999
– Fire: 999
– Ambulance: 999

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Niue can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Niue can be found at Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Niue end
Niue official websites: and

The country code (international prefix) to call someone on Niue is 00683 or +683.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Niue? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Niue.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Niue.

An overview of all holidays on Niue can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotel), restaurants and destinations on Niue, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Niue?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Niue. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Niue can be found on Protected Planet.
Niue is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Niue? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant laws and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Niue.
– Alcohol: Buy from the age of 18, drink at all ages.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.8 (0 for novice drivers up to the age of 20).
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know…
…Niue is one of the largest coral atolls in the world?
… Niue has dollar coins with the image of Pikachu?
…150 Niue men fought in World War I?
…There are no traffic lights on Niue?

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