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Talava Arches, Niue

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Take a hike to Talava Arches and witness the ocean framed by three natural limestone formations. A relatively short walk (about 30 minutes) takes you through tropical rainforest to reach this attraction. With any luck, you'll spot humpbacks circling offshore. Wear shoes with good traction to navigate the rocky, steep slope. If you time your visit with low tide, you can snorkel in the rock pool. Arrange to visit Talava Arches and other attractions in Alofi using our Alofi online trip itinerary planner .
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  • The walk to the arches takes about 45 minutes each way so be sure to allow time for that and some exploring whilst there. The path is easy enough but recommend trainers or other similar footwear. Some...  more »
  • The start of this track is to the right of the Matapa Chasm track, so toilets are nearby.. Bring good walking shoes, i wore sketches and they coped well. Not for people who are abit shakey on their fe...  more »
  • We timed our walk to co-incide with sunset and low tide so we could take some nice photo's. Wasn't a brilliant idea given it was dark on the way out and a good 20 minute walk. Worth it for the picture...  more »
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  • 30 minutes bush walk one way is worth the beauty of the view and feeling of the power of nature. Good hiking SHOES are highly recommended, because of the sharp rocks on the path. We have met a few enthusiasts in their jandals not looking particularly happy. The final part of the path goes through low overhead rocks, kind of a cave. Take water and snacks with you. Not a place for swimming.
  • Arrived at the carpark where it led to 2 attractions - Matapa Chasm on the left and Tavala Arches on the right. This is a 30-min track through a rain forest and out through a cave. Walk through the native bush is calm and meditating. You will see wildlife like geckos and uga (coconut crabs) along the way. Look for orange arrows as track marks. Following footprints I was laid into a wrong path and had to walk back. Then the last 5 mins you will reach the slippery path down caving rocks. This is when you see ropes and chains to help guide you. The end result is worth the effort. There you will find the beautiful Arch de Niue and its associates.
  • After a 20 min walk through tropical vegetation, for which you need shoes not flipflops, it is a great reward at the end... Time your visit for low tide so you can safely walk out to the arch.
  • Well worth a short walk to see one of Niue's natural wonders.

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