There is much happening on one of the South Pacific's smaller nations. Niue, affectionately known as the 'Rock of Polynesia' has a raft of new tourism experiences on offer to its much-valued visitors.
Niue Island Tourism's Director of Tourism, Vanessa Marsh says “these exciting new enhancements make excellent use of Niue's unique environment and in delivering an authentic experience that is quite simply like no other in the region.”
New in the lineup is Misa's Tour, which is operated by Misa Kulatea, one of Niue's founding tour operators. The tour focuses on significant cultural and historical highlights as well as incorporating traditional lifestyle elements which visitors have expressed a strong interest in. The 2.5 hour tour takes visitors just a little off the beaten track with light refreshments and a highly informative and enjoyable tour on one of the island's many accessible walking tracks. Misa's Tour departs every Wednesday at 9am and 2pm and on Saturdays at 2pm.
Fish Niue is a new fishing charter operation aboard Manutahi (seabird) which is a 6.3m stabicraft, purpose built for Niue's conditions and is built to comply with Niuean safety requirements. Manutahi is skippered by local restaurateur and chef, BJ Rex, so visitors can be sure of excellent advice on the most edible catches – and maybe even persuade BJ to share some of his culinary secrets with them, as all anglers with Fish Niue are guaranteed a portion of their catch to take back to their accommodation – or freeze to bring home. The vessel carries quality Shimano game rods and reels, which are rigged to IGFA standards, making them suitable for both the novice and experienced angler.
Vaiolama Café, Mini Golf and Mountain Bike Hire. Well-known New Zealand identity, Mark Blumsky, together with his Niuean family, have just opened a labour of love in what Mark describes as being the “Cape Kidnapper's of mini golf.” The cliff top, 18 hole mini golf course with its sweeping ocean views and intricate design amongst the coral terrain is “worth travelling for” says Mark proudly. The Kiwi designed course is indeed a masterstroke and will certainly offer visitors a fantastic recreational challenge as well as an excellent conversation piece for when they get home! The course, also hosts the Vaiolama Café, perched atop the steep cliffs and is also the base for mountain bike hire. Mark purchased a fleet of brand new Merida mountain bikes, which are already proving popular with tourists and offer an excellent way to experience the island and its well marked bike trails.
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