Northeast of New Zealand and east of Tonga in the South Pacific, the snorkeling off Niue Island is known for excellent visibility and the opportunity to dive with spinner dolphins. From July to October, there are also humpback whales that migrate close to shore. Since there are few streams on Niue, there is little sediment coming into the water so snorkelers can expect clear water in the lagoons and around the reefs. Matter of fact, the waters around Niue are considered some of the clearest on the planet due to the filtration provided by the coastal limestone. There are plenty of sign marked coves and beaches for snorkelers to explore. Also, the Limu pools have great marine life with easy access.
To reach Niue Island by air, use the three hour flight from Auckland, New Zealand, into Hanan International Airport (IUE).