getting around

The 64km road circling Niue is mostly sealed, as are most inland routes between the main town and the surrounding villages. Local sea and bush tracks connect everything else, although most of these are not sealed.

At 269 sq. km Niue is over four times the size of Rarotonga. In fact, Niue is much larger than the entire Cooks group of fifteen islands put together… so we strongly recommend you hire a car, motorbike or bicycle for your stay to ensure you can access all of Niue’s scenic sites and villages.

There are several well established rental car companies with safe, well maintained vehicles for hire. You will need a local driver’s license from the Police Department - these are possibly the best souvenirs ever! You can also guarantee that while getting around you will make a few local friends. Please note that motorcycles cannot be hired on Niue unless a valid motor bike license is presented.

Airport Transfers

The Hanan International Airport is located 5 minutes south of Alofi, and about 3km from the Matavai Resort. Most accommodation properties offer an airport shuttle service upon arrival and departure. Please confirm this upon booking or arrange. Or contact the Niue Tourism Visitor Information Centre.



There are some taxis available, but their hours are variable and depending upon demand. Please check upon arrival with the Niue Tourism Visitor Information Centre for details.

A restaurant shuttle service has recently been introduced offering transport between accommodation and the island's eateries 4 days a week. For more information contact Scenic Matavai Resort on (683) 4360.


Transportation Rentals

A number of rental car companies operate fleets of vehicles, motorbikes, vans and bikes. Bookings can be made directly from the following companies: 

Alofi Rentals


Niue Rentals


Heahea Rentals


Driveaway Rentals

Oki Niue

Ilena's Rentals

Anno Rentals


Georgias Rentals


Tropicana Rentals