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Getting there & away



No regular passenger ships service Niue, but several cruise ships visit annually.

Most yachts visit from April to December away from the cyclone season. There is no accessible pier on the island, but the Niue Yacht Club (4017; www.niueyachtclub.com) has 14 well-maintained moorings available. Harbour fees are NZ$10 per day per yacht. Yachts should aim to arrive on weekdays.

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Air New Zealand (www.airnewzealand.com) operates a direct flight departing Auckland on Friday night, arriving in Niue on early Friday morning after crossing the International Date Line. Return flights leave Niue one hour after landing and arrive back in Auckland on early Saturday morning. Book online or through Peleni's Travel Agency. Fares average NZ$680.

Polynesian Airlines (www.polynesianairlines.com) flies from Apia in Samoa to Niue on a Tuesday afternoon and returns the same day. Return flights are NZ$439. Book online or through Island Hopper Vacations.

Reconfirm all tickets in Alofi with the appropriate travel agency. If you are planning to travel in the Christmas/New Year period book ahead as Niueans living in New Zealand return for the holiday season.

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