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WorldSouth PacificNiue
19°03.272'S, 169°51.539'W Chart icon.png
Niue map.png
Niue flag.png
Capital Alofi
Language Niuean, English
Currency New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Time zone (UTC−11)
Calling code +683

Niue is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. It is commonly known as the Rock of Polynesia. Natives of the island call it the Rock. Although self-governing, Niue is in free association with New Zealand, meaning that the Sovereign in Right of New Zealand is also Niue's head of state. Most diplomatic relations are conducted by New Zealand on Niue's behalf. Niue is located 2,400 kilometres northeast of New Zealand in a triangle between Tonga, Samoa, and the Cook Islands. The Niuean language and the English language are both taught in schools and used in day-to-day business and communications. The people are predominantly Polynesian.

Niue is one of the world's largest coral islands. The terrain of Niue consists of steep limestone cliffs along the coast with a central plateau rising to about 60 metres above sea level. A coral reef surrounds the island, with the only major break in the reef being in the central western coast, close to the capital, Alofi. A notable feature of the island is the number of limestone caves found close to the coast.

The island is roughly oval in shape (with a diameter of about 18 kilometres), with two large bays indenting the western coast (Alofi Bay in the centre and Avatele Bay in the south). Between these is the promontory of Halagigie Point. A small peninsula, TePā Point (or Blowhole Point), is located close to the settlement of Avatele in the southwest. Most of the island's population resides close to the west coast, around the capital, and in the northwest.


New Zealand
NZ845 - Niue (1:150000)


The island has a tropical climate, with most rainfall occurring between November and April.

Niue lies in the zone of the Southeast trades. Average temperatures from April through to November is 24 degrees Celsius, December to March is the cyclone season with an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius and high humidity. Niue has not been hit by a cyclone in recent years, but has frequent high winds. The weather is generally pleasant all year round.

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Add here VHF channel for coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

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Approach must be made to Alofi - see Alofi for details.



On arrival in Alofi Bay, call:

  • First. “NIUE RADIO” (24 hrs) on VHF16 to advise your arrival. They will contact Customs and make arrangements for you to “clear” . Please wait for instructions before attempting to come ashore as Niue Customs are very strict about this.
  • Second. “NIUE YACHT CLUB” Have a radio watch on VHF16. Call, and then change to Channel 10 for mooring advice and other help.
    • 2.5 Nm, 000º north of the most northerly headland of Niue. 18º 54’70 and W 169º 50’90
    • 2.5 Nm, 180º south of the most southerly headland of Niue (Limufuafua Point). S 19º 12’.00 and W 169º 52’.70

Info from sv "Lady in White"

Customs and Immigration


Clearance by Customs is possible from 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday and 10am - 4pm on a Saturday. Sunday clearance for emergencies only, is a possibility. Clearance must be gained before coming ashore on Niue.

A Departure Fee of $NZ30.00 per person is also required by the Niuean Government and this is payable at the Custom’s Office in the Town Center when you “clear” for departure.

Health and Security


Submit any health warnings/information. Remove any of these sections do not apply to this particular country.


Niue is a very safe island



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Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc..

Store name1/wiki/Niue#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EStore_name1.3C.2Fspan.3EProvisions icon Store name1 [[Niue#Store name1|Store name1]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, location, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Store name2/wiki/Niue#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EStore_name2.3C.2Fspan.3EProvisions icon Store name2 [[Niue#Store name2|Store name2]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, location, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Eating out

Give the name of recommended restaurant, tavernas, pastry stores, etc.)

  • Location1
Name/wiki/Niue#.27.27.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EName.3C.2Fspan.3E.27.27Eatingout icon Name [[Niue#Name|Name]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.
  • Location2
Name/wiki/Niue#.27.27.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EName.3C.2Fspan.3E.27.27Eatingout icon Name [[Niue#Name|Name]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.


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Give a short history of the island.)

Places to Visit

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  • Niue at the Wikipedia
  • Niue at the Wikivoyage


Books, Guides, etc. Use the Reference template or not at your discretion. For example:

Rod Heikel, Greek Waters Pilot, Imray Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire, ISBN 9780852889718, expands to
Rod Heikell, Greek Waters Pilot Imray, Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire, ISBN 9780852889718
  • Author, Title, Publisher, ISBN ISBN number
  • Author, Title, Publisher, ISBN ISBN number

You may want to remove the above entries and use instead a link to the Country or Region that lists the relevant references. If so enter, after removing xx, the following:

See [[Country or Region#References_&_Publications|Coutry or Region]].

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