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Talava Arches Niue

Good walk. Good to go 1 hour before the rising tide. Definately worth a look and you can snorkle... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sallyO8149IR
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Tutukaka, New Zealand
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Well worth the walk

Quite a walk on a rocky and uneven track so care is needed along with good shoes. The walk through... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
ElaineT007
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Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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Two spectacular limestone arches form a bridge over a large cavern.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good walk. Good to go 1 hour before the rising tide. Definately worth a look and you can snorkle there too.

Thank sallyO8149IR
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Quite a walk on a rocky and uneven track so care is needed along with good shoes. The walk through the Bush area is lovely itself but once you reach the arches, yet again you are met with breathtaking views.

Thank ElaineT007
Reviewed June 4, 2018

The sign at the beginning of the track says a 45 minute trek. We did it in 20 without rushing. Closed footwear is recommended as the trail is mainly volcanic coral type rock and can be sharp in places. Best to go at low tide...More

Thank Stamrish1
Reviewed March 22, 2018

Dont leave Niue without seeing the Talava Arches. Decent shoes needed for the walk and its not suitable for push chairs or young children

Thank rosrowarth
Reviewed January 20, 2018

Didn't actually get to the Talava arches but wanted to write a review for a location that is not on the map nearby Talava area, that is simply a MUST-DO. As you are traveling north from the Limu pools towards Matapa/Talava area, just before you...More

1  Thank aidsnang
Reviewed December 12, 2017

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 of the paths require holding onto ropes so...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed November 27, 2017

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 feet as the ground you walk across...More

Thank Found_Lost_Key
Reviewed November 4, 2017

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 pictures - but ensure you...More

Thank Vicki H
Reviewed August 27, 2017

Not a walk for those that are unsteady on their feet to get out to the arch but its well worth it if you are fit. Managed to see several groups of whales while we were exploring the arches, with most only 100-200m off the...More

1  Thank Reid F
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Don't leave Niue until you have checked out this place. It is stunning! Definitely wear good walking shoes as the last bit of the track is a bit slippery and tricky. It was wonderful watching and hearing the waves breaking over the reef.

Thank Helena T
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