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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

How to get to | Niue

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the contact me link at top right, or leave a comment.

Source: Niue Tourism

Not many people get to Niue (or even know where it is!). The map below (courtesy of Wikipedia) shows Niue as a rock in the South Pacific.

Unless you have your own yacht, the options for travel to Niue are extremely limited - an occasional freight ship from neighbouring island groups (Samoa, Tonga or Cook Islands) and a once per week flight from Auckland on Air New Zealand. Even other Pacific-based airlines do not fly to Niue.
TIP Fares to Niue from New Zealand are cheap, except during school holidays. In most cases it will be cheaper to have the flights on a separate ticket from New Zealand than added to a longhaul ticket.

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