Rally Rock and Niue

Niue is a large upraised coral atoll, and is a standalone land mass in the centre of a triangle of Polynesian islands made up of Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands. Located 2400km north east of New Zealand, on the eastern side of the international dateline.

Niue is very empty of people, locals or tourists, it's a place that can make you feel a long way from anywhere. Only 1400 people live on "The Rock" now, there are fewer than 100 tourist beds and one weekly Air New Zealand flight in and out.

Niue have average water temperature of 23 degrees Celsius, a typical tropical climate and kind, caring people,and you will feel welcomed here. The water is crystal clear and perfect for diving, snorkling or take a swim. Beautiful coral reefs close nearby the shore.

Niue is a paradise, and breathtaking unique. On this island you can swim with the dolphins, relax at an bar, swin in the sea. Anything you want!

There is always plenty to see and do in Niue. Visit niueisland.com and find out more of what adventures that lies ahead and read about Niues history.

Rally Rock on Niue

”The Rally of the Rock” is a 'mountain' bike rally on Niue's hard and fast bush tracks and roads. It takes place in June over Queens Birthday weekend and everyone is welcome.

Which football team are your favourite?

18 Sep 2019

Do you like football? Maybe it's a specific team that you always keep in mind? Niue has no team of its own, but there is actually a team from the Cook Islands. These islands also have to do with New Zealand. Niue is an independent state associated with New Zealand, just like the Cook Islands are. The Cook Islands consist of 15 different islands:

Southern Cook Islands:

  • Nga-pu-Toru ("Three Roots", eastern islands)
  • Atiu (Enua Manu or Island of Birds)
  • Ma'uke (Akatokamanava)
  • Mitiaro (Nukuroa)
  • Takutea

Northern Cook Islands:

  • Manihiki (Te Fuinga o Niva)
  • Nassau (Te Nuku o Ngalewu)
  • Penrhyn Island (Tongareva or Mangarongaro)
  • Pukapuka (Te Ulu o te Watu)
  • Rakahanga (Tapuahua)
  • Suwarrow (also) Suvorov

Other islands:

  • Aitutaki (Araura Enua)
  • Mangaia (Auau Enua)
  • Rarotonga (Tumutevarovaro), with the capital Avarua.
  • Palmerston Island (Pamati) is sometimes considered the northern islands.
  • Manuae

It also went well for Cook Island team last year.

Do you like betting?

If you like to bet on different teams, to make the matches a little more exciting, its good to have insight in the world of betting. Betting makes sports more exciting as well at is can provide an extra contribution to your wallet. If you want to keep track of top scorers in Champions League then there is a good site online for that. When it comes to betting on football, it is important that you bet with your brain, not with your heart. Even if you have a favourite team, it may not be the best option if they don't have a great chance of winning.

Musings on exotic locations and travelling

24 Aug 2019

Why is it that the prettiest holiday destinations are also the hardest to get to? Niue is definitely one such example: with only one weekly flight from New Zealand (and New Zealand is already very far away from Europe!), not many people have the time and money to venture out to this exotic location.

Is it worth the journey?

And yet, you’ll find hundreds of travelers who argue that it’s definitely worth going the extra mile (or two!). Despite the charms of Europe, this part of the world as well as a great chunk of the US and China have become heavily populated and it’s hard to find a location that hasn’t been partially or completely modified by us humans. The Mediterranean Sea in particular is also becoming heavily polluted. Travelling to an exotic island in the middle of the Ocean may be your best option if it’s unspoilt natural beauty you’re after!

Surviving a long haul flight

If you can afford the price of the long haul flight and you are fit and healthy, then nothing else should keep you from venturing further away. Some people are fearful of the prospect of spending too many hours on a plane, but those who have undertaken the journey normally say that they forget all about the boredom and discomfort once they land. Nowadays, you can also keep yourself entertained on flights by watching movies, listening to music, and even buying internet – this will allow you to chat to friends, play dozens of games at online casinos like Casumo, or keep up with the latest news!