Air New Zealand to Niue

On November 4th, Air New Zealand replaced Polynesian Airlines as the main air carrier to Niue. The weekly service from Auckland costs NZ$259 one way plus taxes. The company has just announced that two additional flights have been scheduled to meet demand over the Christmas holiday season.

This is all fine, and Niue Island is an excellent destination for the slightly adventurous traveler interested in getting off the beaten track. However, it's not entirely convenient for the South Pacific island hopper as you can only "do" Niue as a roundtrip from Auckland, New Zealand. With Polynesian Airlines, you could stop over on Niue between Auckland and Apia, Samoa, but that's just history now. Another drawback is the scheduling as the Air New Zealand "red eye" service to Niue operates in the middle of the night.

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