Thank you so much for leading the South Island trip we have just finished. Thanks to your excellent leadership and detailed organisation everything was so good. As the oldest in the group and the least able walker I did appreciate how you took care of me and made sure I still had a good time.
Please will you pass on my thanks to Steve also. He was very kind to me and took extra care with things like lifting my bag and walking with me at the end of the pack.
2024: 03 – 10 August
AVAILABILITY: ONE CABIN LEFT !!
A Guided week on Niue, packed to the gunnels with holiday adventures on a bike.
Join us to explore the treasures both on and under the land, on and under the sea. Niue is a rugged Island suited for rugged individuals who enjoy taking things up a level from the ‘relaxed Island holiday’.
Steve Newport & Andrea Livingston (combined visits 10+) host an action packed week of Niue highlights, back stories and hidden treasures. Exploring by bike. Enjoy swimming, snorkelling, eating, trail & rock walks, cave discoveries, big fish, big mammals, land crabs, games and challenges.
We’ll have time for arts, Niue traditions and warm welcoming locals. Swim the gin-clear waters, cycle the 25° breeze, drink the 5° beer, bring home photos fit for National Geographic!
Another WILDSIDE small group adventure with like-minded friends you didn’t know you had.
Our Bike Adventure Itinerary
SAT 03 August DEPART AUCKLAND to ALOFI (FRI 02 August)
On arrival at Alofi Airport, we will be met and transferred to our Cabins at the Matavai. Evening is at leisure to acclimatise and unwind.
SAT 03 August
Pick up rental bikes downtown and proceed for an orientation ride around the main town followed by a swim and explore. Picnic lunch. An afternoon option to join a roll up at Niue’s famous Lawn Bowls Club Saturday afternoon, or next door to the Golf Club (9 holes) Refreshments and a ride back to base.
SUN 04 August
Sunday is a rest day in the Islands. Our morning will be out to explore several sea tracks close to our base. Bike/Hike. After lunch we head to the bottom of the island for some afternoon sea track exploring and a meal at the gloriously unique Washaway café and late evening drinks.
MON 05 August
First Boating window for those wishing to dive, snorkel or fish with one of the local companies. Those not going to sea, we have some land-based tour choices of Plantation tour, Vanilla Farm tour, Garden tour or Ebony carving tour. Spa and massage services also available. BBQ dinner at base.
TUE 06 August
Full Day of sea track exploring. Caves and low tide reef wanders. Café Lunch. Cycle a few of the Islands designated bike tracks. A planned night ride (with lights) to look for uga and experience Niue’s Dark Sky secrets. Dinner out tonight
WED 07 August
A second full day on our bikes again. Picnic lunch, swimming and exploring. Options we will mix n match depending on weather, tides and interest. BBQ dinner at base.
THU 08 August
Second Boating window for those wishing to dive, snorkel or fish with one of the local companies. Those not going to sea, we have some land-based tour choices of Plantation tour, Vanilla Farm tour, Garden tour or Ebony carving tour. Spa and massage services also available.
Return bike hire this evening and continue out for a restaurant dinner. Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour.
FRI 09 August DEPART ALOFI to AUCKLAND (SAT 10 August)
After breakfast we pack and farewell, drive to the airport, check our luggage in obtain boarding passes. Then head back into town for a café lunch, coffees and any last minute shopping. Fill the van with fuel and drive back to the airport by 1:00pm.
What people say...
Andrea you were an excellent guide always patient and informative. Steve was an exceptional driver and luggage handler and everything in between. We had more than I expected The favorite parts were walking to amazing scenic spots, arches refection’s on lakes mountains stopping by rivers lakes beaches and bush to have lunch or snacks to enjoy the scenery.
Your extensive knowledge of the areas visited impressed particularly when situations arise requiring last minute adjustments to the program not to mention the thoughtful inclusion of interesting cultural visits. High marks all around.