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Mutalau is very unique to Niue's history, rich in culture, nature and friendliness. In October 1846 the ancestors of Mutalau village (read A Short History of Niue) accepted Christianity which have helped pave way for the coming of civilization to Niue and its people.
Mutalau is the farest village from the capital Alofi, about 15 minutes drive north, don't worry the road all the way from Alofi to Mutalau is tarsealed and you will be driving through several villages, first Makefu then Tuapa, if you take the coastal road (road junction after Tuapa) you will be driving through Namukulu and Hikutavake. If you take a short cut at the junction after Tuapa, you will be driving through the Vaipapahi Agricultural Research Farm, and you will drive past the road junction connected to that coastal road from Hikutavake, then Toi is the small village just before you get to Mutalau. On the left is the light blue building is the village hall "Salim Hall", named after the head of the UN Decolonisation Committee that help end New Zealand's colonial rule in Niue, allowing Niue to become a self-government nation in free association with New Zealand in 1974. When you get to the village green, the big building on the village green is the church, the road on the left goes down to the Uluvehi coastal area, the road is sealed right down to the bottom have to drive down two hills. There is toilet facilities down there and showers, the grass in normally maintain and coconut trees grown in that areas. There are walking tracks to the caves. It is highly recommended to spend a day up there exploring and experiencing different things at your own pace.