Niue is a large upraised coral atoll in the South Pacific Ocean, it is an island country in the centre of a triangle of nations made up of Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands and located 2400km north east of New Zealand. Niue's capital is Alofi.
Niue (pronounced 'New-ay' – which means 'behold the coconut') may be the world’s smallest independent nation, but the Pacific island also known as the ‘Rock of Polynesia’ (or just 'the Rock').
The first European to sight Niue was Captain James Cook in 1774.
Flora of Niue