Tokelau is a dream destination for travellers with a passion for adventure and exploration. Here you can set the first footprints on an isolated stretch of beach and marvel at pristine sandy beaches, unspoiled traditional villages and prolific marine life. A stroll of the islands of Tokelau will take you through lush forests and reveal dramatic coastal views. Tokelau is basically an assortment of three atolls in the South Pacific Ocean. These Polynesian identities of Oceania continent are located between 171° and 173° W longitude and 8° and 10° S latitude. The three atolls of Atafu, Fakaofo and Nukunono, the last being the largest, comprise a land area of 10.8 sq km. Due to its positioning over the Pacific typhoon belt, Tokelau remains prone to several forms of natural disasters.
Known as The Union Islands during the colonial era, Tokelau was home to indigenous Polynesians for hundreds of years. It became a British protectorate in 1889 and with the Tokelau Act of 1948 Tokelau is today established as the semi-autonomous territory of New Zealand. Stamps, copra, and handicrafts are the chief exports of Tokelau.