Driving in Niue

DRIVING SPEEDS

Speed limit signs show the maximum speed you can travel. At times you may need to drive at a slower speed due to road, weather or traffic conditions.

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Open Road Sign

This sign indicates the default rural speed limit of 60km/h applies but the road is unlikely to be suitable to travel at that speed. You may need to drive at a slower speed.

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60km/h Speed Limit Sign

On most of Niue's main open roads, the speed limit is 60km/h unless a sign says a lower speed applies. 

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40km/h Speed Limit Sign

In urban areas, the speed limit is usually 40km/h unless a sign says otherwise.

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KEEP LEFT

Always drive on the left side of the road.

If you drive on the right side of the road in your own country, please remember to keep left when pulling out onto the road – it’s easy to forget where you are!

DRIVER LICENCE REQUIREMENTS

Photo Drivers Licenses can be obtained from the Niue Police. Simply present your current overseas drivers license - NZ$22.50/ license - excellent souvenir! 

SHARING THE ROAD WITH CYCLISTS

Always slow down near cyclists, pass slowly and only when safe, and try to leave a space of 1.5 metres. 

SEATBELTS

In Niue there is no law to enforce the wearing of seatbelts but we recommend it anyway for the safety of your and your passengers.

other tips

In Niue there are no traffic lights, and we drive a bit slower than the rest of the world for extra safety. Normal New Zealand road and traffic rules apply​.

Tip 1

  • Signal at least 3 seconds before making a turn

  • Always use your common sense

tip 2

  • Always STOP at a stop sign

  • Respect no parking signs (in particular driveways)

tip 3

  • No parking down at main Alofi wharf at anytime, due to use of heavy machinery