8 Mar 2011

Lonely Planet rates swimming with whales off Niue

4:25 pm on 8 March 2011

Snorkelling with a humpback whale in Niue has made the Lonely Planet's top five Pacific experiences.

The other's include a homestay in Fiji, diving in Vanuatu, secluded inland waters in Samoa and hiking in the Cook Islands.

The co-owner of the dive company in Niue that runs the snorkelling trips, Annie Gray, says making the top five was a pleasant surprise.

"I think it's one of those things that will have a filter effect, over the next few years the numbers will certainly noticeably increase I would imagine."

The co-owner of the dive company in Niue, Annie Gray