This is a particularly obscure entry in our Country Files today, tucked between the Cook Islands to its east and Tonga to its west: Niuē, commonly known … no wait, it isn’t commonly known at all … but when it is, simply without the ligature as Niue!
— although, like the Cook Islands this is different from conventional practice as Niue is not a member of the United Nations; they are a self-governing state within the Realm of New Zealand, with New Zealand generally responsible for foreign affairs —
— and also like the Cook Islands, it has no inscribed or tentative World Heritage Sites yet!
MTP and TCC both count Niue as one place. And a small place at that; if you’re looking for a remote unspoiled Pacific island you can cycle around in three hours or so, this is the place!
- UNESCO country profile
- UNESCO World Heritage Centre
- Nation Online’s profile (they count it as part of New Zealand)
- CountryCode’s statistics and telephone info
- WhatPlug’s power outlet info (New Zealand)
- BudgetYourTrip doesn’t cover here yet!
- FlightMapper’s list of international airports
- Trip Advisor’s Things to Do
- Lonely Planet’s Thorn Tree forum
- none yet!