South of American Samoa and east of Tonga, Niue is an internally self-governing state in free association with New Zealand (the NZ dollar is the currency). It's a single elevated atoll shaped like a two-tiered wedding cake with dramatic cliffs and caves around its rim. The 1,400 inhabitants are mostly Polynesian and many more of them live in New Zealand than on lonely little Niue Island.
Air New Zealand flies to Niue from Auckland once a week. From New Zealand a package tour with airfare, lodging, and transfers included is the easy way to go.
That depends on the time and means at your disposal. As a stopover between New Zealand and Samoa, Niue is less expensive to get to than it used to be and ground prices on Niue are reasonable. Niue's friendly people and slow pace make for a restful holiday, and there are plenty of natural attractions to explore around the island. The supply of hotels, resorts, and guest houses is adequate. If you're in this part of the world anyway, Niue is well worth a week.
The scuba diving is superb, including dives through caves to drop-offs. Niue's small, timid sea snakes are seen on most dives, and from June to November there's a chance of being able to dive with migrating whales. Deep sea fishing is also easily arranged, and Niue has a nine-hole golf course near the airport. The hiking and caving possibilities are unlimited and several local residents moonlight as guides.
The internet has connected Niue to the world as never before. Many tourism businesses on Niue have email. For tourist news and hotel links visit the site of the Niue Tourism Office accessible via our Tourism Offices page. SouthPacific'org's online Niue Travel Guide is by far the most complete guide to Niue currently available online with two excellent maps and 22 pages of information.