According to some European cave experts, Niue possesses the most spectacular and extensive cave system in the entire South Pacific.
Niue’s coastline is punctuated by literally hundreds of magnificent caves and chasms. All are unique and some, where the sea no longer invades, are used for the storage of canoes while others have been used as ancient burial places or homes in the past.
The Niue rainforest is home to Uga (coconut crabs). These giant land crabs are only found in Niue and eat coconuts, dehusking them to get inside to the flesh.
Uga tours happen after dark and provide visitors with an opportunity to see an uga in its natural habitat. Have the uga lifecycle explained and see first hand some of the methods used to capture them and why they are of such cultural importance to Niueans. Visitors may also have the opportunity to hold an uga
Are you a cycling enthusiast? Even if you are just keen for a leisurely bike around, Niue has a load of options for you.
With numerous mountain bike tracks to explore riddled around the island, you will be sure to have a great time.
There are good quality mountain bikes available for hire on the island or you can bring your own.
Dotted around the entire island of Niue are well signposted, well maintained tracks with a range of scenic walks. All tracks hold a very special surprise at the end – whether it be rain forest, jagged coral pinnacles, steep descents, spectacular caves or popular snorkelling spots, you will come across scenes that could feature in a movie set.
Niue’s coastline is adorned with unique geological landmarks, spectacular limestone formations and extensive cave systems. Many of Niue’s historical land marks and sites are clearly signposted and make for a great trip of self discovery on your visit to Niue.