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Niue - Facts for the traveller, when to go, events

Facts for the traveller for Niue

Visas: No visa is needed for visits of up to 30 days, but you must have 'sufficient funds' and an onward ticket
Health risks: Hepatitis, Typhoid
Time: GMT/UTC +11
Dialling Code: 683
Electricity: 240V ,50Hz
Weights & measures: Metric

When to Go to Niue

It's a good idea to avoid the December-March cyclone season, but outside those months weather conditions are pretty stable. Average temperatures peak at around 27°C (80°F) December-March, and a mild 24°C (75°F) during the rest of the year. The best time to visit Niue is during the Constitution celebrations in October.

Niue Events

The highlight of Niue's events calendar is the October Constitution celebrations, commemorating the island's independence and the arrival of Christianity (Peniamina Day). Handicraft displays, sporting events, singing, dancing and dining are the order of the day. Each village has an annual show day, another opportunity for song and dance. January is marked by Prayer Week and Takai Week, a kind of 'village drive-by'.

Public Holidays:
January 1 - New Year's Day
February 6 - Waitangi Day
March/April - Easter
April 25 - Anzac Day
June - Queen's Birthday
October 23 - Peniamina Day
December 25 & 26 - Christmas

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