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Niue is a 264-square-kilometer uplifted atoll, heaved 60 meters out of the sea by tilting of the earth's crust. Since 1901 Niue has been a dependency of New Zealand, and 20,000 Niueans currently live in New Zealand compared to only 1,400 on Niue itself.

For visitors, exploring the many coral chasms and caves around Niue, along with scuba diving, deep sea fishing, and adapting to the lazy pace of island life. It's a leading ecotourism destination accessible from Samoa.

All photos on are by David Stanley, author of Moon Handbooks South Pacific. The images on this page are details. To view the complete photos, click on the thumbnails.

Coral Cliff, Niue

Coral Cliff: Niue

A sharp coral cliff on the east side of Niue. From the sea, Niue looks like a two-tiered wedding cake with two limestone terraces uplifted over millions of years.
Trail to Togo Chasm, Niue

Hikers on the overgrown trail to Togo Chasm on the east coast.

Ladder, Togo Chasm, Niue

The final approach to Togo Chasm is down a ladder.

Alofi Wharf, Niue Landing, Alofi, Niue Children on Alofi Wharf, Niue

A Customs officer awaiting newcomers on Alofi's wharf.

The landing at Alofi can only be approached in small boats.

Children flock to Alofi wharf whenever a ship arrives.

Coral Terraces, Niue Legislative Assembly Building, Alofi Rugged Coastline, Niue

Niue's abrupt coral terraces face the uninhabited east coast.

The Fale Fono or Legislative Assembly Building in Alofi, Niue.

The sea crashes unrelentingly into Niue's rugged coastlines.

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