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"Walkways of Niue"
Issue date: 12th July 2017
The stamps were issued in sheets of 16 stamps and in a miniaturesheet of 1 series. The first day cover and miniature sheet first day cover display the stamps on a background of more beautifully scenic shots of Niue’s landscape. 

Matapa Chasm
Regarded as a relatively easy walk, the final destination of this track has historical significance as a bathing spot once reserved for Niue’s traditional Kings.
Avaiki Cave
Historically, this is where the first canoe landed in Niue and later became the bathing place of kings. A dripstone limestone cave allows you entry out across the reef flats and towards the crystalline blue waters of a hidden swimming cave.

Anapala Chasm
The freshwater from this chasm was used to anoint Niue’s past royalty and was a valuable source of water for the neighbouring villages. 155 steps descend down into the crevice where its reputed Niue’s only freshwater fish resides in solitary.


Talava Arches
One of Niue’s many unique land marks, the Talava Arches, were once used as a lookout point to spot passing ships, the arches are accessed via a clearly marked path which branches off from the Matapa Chasm walkway.

Talava Arches

 

 

 

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