Tokelau Travel Guide

Nukunonu Lagoon Tokelau
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Tokelau or the Tokelau Islands, is an island territory of New Zealand, consisting of three atolls in the South Pacific Ocean. Tokelau lies north of Samoa and south-west of Hawaii.

The three atolls, each have a lagoon surrounded which is surrounded by a number of reef-bound islets of varying length and rising to over three meters above sea level. The lagoons are shallow and dotted with coral outcrops and thus are unnavigable. The reef falls off sharply a short distance from shore.

Most visitors come from Samoa, from which a boat trip can take up to 24 hours arrives once a week. The ship that brought you is your only means of getting between the nation’s three atolls: Atafu, Fakaofo and Nukunonu.

Tours and Activities from Tokelau