There is a huge variety of excursions and activities available in Niue from guided walks on the reef or bush to diving, fishing and 4 wheel drive tours. There are also more easy going educational tours discovering local customs and the flora and fauna of Niue. All can be arranged before your arrival or once you land.
Island Orientation Tour Operators
Niue Orientation Tours
Join the NOT team of Niuean and palagi tour guides the day after you arrive. During a 4 hour journey you will experience a tantalizing "taste" of Niue's cliff tops, caves, chasms, coves, reef pools and the iconic snorkelling locations.
AND you will receive your own resource pack containing our unique 8 page colour booklet "Around Niue", a chart of optimal tide conditions for different locations, a planning guide and a check list - all the key information needed to maximize your holiday time.
The Avatele Village Tour
Discover what lies beyond the peaceful Village Green. Explore the many charms of everyday village life on this walk through tour of Avatele Village with Matua Kuso Pavihi. Discover the history, local customs and traditions and daily life which includes food preparation. Stroll through Liolau School and walk down to Avatele Beach where you can learn about local weaving, canoes and traditional fishing methods and legends including that of Mataginifale, who painted the fish. Avatele Village is a short drive from the Matavai Resort and Motel. Bring a hat and comfortable walking shoes. Light refreshments are also provided.
Day of Tour: Mondays and Thursdays
Time of Tour: 3pm
Cost Per Person: $45.00 per adult / Under 6 years are FREE!
Bookings can be made at the Niue Tourism Visitor Information Centre OR with Namara Mautama - Concierge of Matavai Resort or contact Kuso directly on phone (+683) 3708 or mobile (+683) 5708.
Toamana Island Discovery Western Tour
On your first morning on the island, your Niuean tour guides will take you on a tour to some of the better known sports on the western side from Avatele to Hikutavake villages. But this is more than just a tour to show you where and when to go and what to do. Your island-born guides will give you a taste of what their island is really like. They'll peel back the layers and allow a glimpse of the islands history, the good times and the bad times, its people and language, its flora and fauna, its politics and the role of New Zealand. Allow for approximately 3.5 - 4 hours. the tour departs from the Information Centre in Alofi at 8:30am and Matavai properties at 8:45am on Saturday and Wednesdays. As a prelude of things to come, hop in the water at Matapa Chasm for a quick swim in unbelievably crystal clear waters. A cold drink and nibbles are provided.
Bookings can be made at the Niue Tourism Visitor Information Centre
Toamana - Island Discovery Eastern Tour
With its oddly-shaped pinnacles, chasms, fresh water pools, coastal rainforest and rugged coastline, the eastern side of Niue offers a contrast to the calmer western side. This tour will take you to the village of Hakupu, passed what was the second oldest primary school on the island, on the way to the landing of Tuhia. One hundred meters island from the landing itself is a fresh water spring at the bottom of Anapala chasm. In earlier times, this was the only alternative source of water in periods of prolonged drought. From Hakupu, the tour continues to Togo for a trek through the tropical rainforest to the coast. While the trek is relatively easy, the climb down to Togo itself involves descending a steep ladder. A short drive from Togo towards the village of Liku is the Hikulagi Sculpture Park - a commentary on our consumer society. The tour returns via the cross-island road from Lakepa to Alofi. Tour is available on demand but requires a minimum of 4 with a maximum of 10. A cold drink and nibbles are provided.
Bookings can be made at the Niue Tourism Visitor Information Centre
Caving & Adventure Tour Operators
Talis Cave Tours
Explore Niue’s natural limestone caverns on a guided tour with Tali’s Cave Tours. These caves are located on traditional family land and are noted for their incredible variety of passageways including the infamous ‘keyhole’, diverse formations and fossils.
Glass Bottom Boat Tour
The Glass Bottom Boat Tour- takes you on a coastal tour of Avatele bay where you can stay on the boat and still get to see the amazing corals and marine life under the water.
Cultural Tour Operators
While the general knowledge came with the ancestors, the skills of the weaving shown by the women of Niue today has largely evolved through their own ingenuity and inventiveness. These skills are aptly demonstrated by the women of the village of Makefu.
Hermans Reef and Fishing Tours
Take a guided tour along Niue’s reef and discover the abundance of marine life and shellfish that inhabit Niue’s extensive coral reefs. Learn about the myths and legends that abound in relation to the sea. Tours end with a viewing of the only extensive shell collection on Niue. Herman is also available to take visitors out on a traditional reef fishing trip using local gear.
Taue Uga and Vaka Tours
Taue Uga Tours provides visitors with an opportunity to see an uga (coconut crab) in its natural habitat. Have the uga lifecycle explained and see first hand some of the methods used to capture the uga and why they are of such cultural importance to Niueans. Vaka tour available on Tuesdays and Saturdays for Vaka Tour ONLY, Uga tour times are flexible.
Flora & Fauna Tour Operators
A5 Rainforest & Plantation Tour
Discover the true Niuean way of life. Learn how to husk a coconut, visit a plantation and hold an Uga - if you dare! A5 Rainforest and Plantation Tour provides a fun, easy going adventure for people of all ages. Take a 4WD tour of a Niuean plantation where your friendly guide Tony will explain traditional farming methods, old and new. You'll see how Niueans grow their staple crops of Taro, Cassava, Kumara, Watermelon, Paw Paw and Banana and also get to taste the local seasonal fruit.
Tours last for 2 hours and depart from Mutalau village on the northern end of Niue.
Ebony Forest Tours
What better way to acquaint yourself with Niue then by engaging in a eco-friendly tour with a knowledgeable guide who not only shares with you his great affinity with Niue’s rich tropical rainforest and its flora and fauna but also the secrets of Niue’s history and legends. A memorable stopover to Jacks workshop where he works as a carver using the local Ebony wood.
Hermans Forest Walk
Take a guided tour through traditional family and plantation grounds. Learn about the various uses for the different plants and listen to some of the myths and legends of Niue.
Misa's Nature Tour
Learn first hand how our ancestors use to survive in Niue’s rainforests. From what you can eat, where you can sleep, how to start a fire using natural resources and natural herbal medicines, your tour guide Misa will take you on the journey of his life as a child growing up in Niue's rainforests.
Be sure to check out Misa's Nature Tour on Facebook where you can share your images and experiences.
Niue Vanilla Tours
Located in the village of Tuapa, this guided 2 hour guided tour shows visitors around a vanilla plantation and highlights some of the many uses of the plant. The plant flowers between the months of May - August and being able to view the flowers being pollinated by hand makes for a worthwhile trip. The tour will also include an overview of the harvest shed where the vanilla beans are processed. Light refreshment is provided.
Located on the southern side of the island just past the village of Vaiea it was originally cleared for a dairy farm, since then it has been used as both a passion fruit farm and a quarantine station, then finally converted into a Noni farm in late 2004. The farm now has 18,000 noni trees and exports products to New Zealand and Asian markets.
Enquire at the Niue Tourism Visitor Information Centre for opening hours and tours.
Kayaking Tour Operators
Kayak Niue – Paddle at Our Pace
Discover Niue's amazing coastline on a guided tour or, for the more adventurous, hire a kayak and set your own pace.
Stand up paddle boards or SUP'S are one the fastest growing water sport activities that allow fun for entire family. Regardless of age, ability or size. You can enjoy a day on the water full of adventure and exploring while receiving a great core workout or you can relax and enjoy a peaceful on water activity being able to experience nature without the hassle of boats and the sound of engines. SUP's help improve balance and co-ordination, strength and endurance and is an amazing stress-reducer. If you're feeling really adventurous why not try Paddle board Yoga for a holistic workout.
Spa & Massage Treatments
A mobile home spa service - our trained therapist comes to your accommodation or home and transforms your room into a space of healing to promote within you a deep awakening of the mind, body and soul. Let the stress of the outside world melt away and surround yourself in a cocoon of bliss whilst on our tropical paradise. Maulu Massage offers a healing massage service and body scrubs in the comfort of your own home or accommodation.
Ph: (+683) 5228 (mobile)
Namukulu Day Spa
We are committed to providing a relaxing and rejuvenating experience while you are here in Niue. To make your stay complete we would like to invite you to enjoy the benefits of our range of therapies including relaxation and deep tissue massage, facials, and body treatments.
The day spa is open Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm. Bookings required.