Niue is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean, 2,400 kilometres (1,500 mi) northeast of New Zealand. Niue is one of the world’s largest coral islands. Niue is a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand, and New Zealand conducts most diplomatic relations on its behalf.
Talava Arches (map). A massive rock archway noted by Captain Cook in the late 1700s, and surrounded by a network of complex caves. Clearly marked pathway ends in some rock scrambling – take care on the sharp rocks and it can be slippery inside the cave also.
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The island is approximately 73 km in circumference with two distinct terraces. The upper terrace, 60m high at its highest point, slopes steeply to a 0.5 m coastal terrace ending with high cliffs, some over 20m above sea level. A rugged fringing reef, which in places over 100 m wide, surrounds the island.
The two attractions in the village of Hikutavake, the Matapa Chasm and Talava Arches, start at the same trail head at the north end of the village. Both trails are signposted.
No visa required for tourists staying less than 30 days. Visitors will require sufficient funds, confirmed reservation for accommodation and return / onward plane ticket.