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 Tokelau - General Info

Time Zone

UTC +13 (implimented on December 29th 2011)

It is now in the same time zone as Samoa and is 1 hour ahead of mainland New Zealand.

Money

New Zealand dollar (NZ$).

One can change money at each island's administration centre.

There are no banks.

Communications

International Dialing Code for Tokelau is +690.

Satellites now provide TV and internet services.

Tokelau Phone Cards Store offers the following International dialing choices: International phone cards; cell phone calling cards; prepaid Satellite Phone with FREE Incoming Calls, FREE Incoming E-mail, FREE Incoming Text Messages; call USA from Tokelau call abroad phone cards; low cost, high quality special dialing services such as toll free dial around to Tokelau with free minutes and no fees; prepaid PC to Phone; discount long distance phone services.

Transport

The government-run MV Tokelau provides passenger and cargo services to and from Apia every two weeks. The trip takes about 24-36 hours each way, and the ship makes the round trip in five days. Passengers must bring their own mattresses to sleep on. Food is provided, and there is one bathroom for the passengers.

There is also a larger ship that makes the trip once a month.

Each island is small enought to walk round.

Publications

IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are Aaailable at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club

South Pacific Handbook
By David Stanley
Publisher: Avalon Travel; 8Rev Ed edition (28 Jan 2005)
ISBN-13: 978-1566914116
From lagoon swimming in the Cook Islands to witnessing the race of the banana bearers in the Heiva i Tahiti festival, travellers will find the best of the South Pacific both popular and obscure in this guidebook.

Landfalls of Paradise: Cruising Guide to the Pacific Islands
By Earl Hinz
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press; 5th Revised edition (May 2006)
ISBN-13: 978-0824830373
The fifth edition of this sailing standard includes updated charts and text reflecting changes in regulations and facilities for most countries and specific ports of entry. New appendices include procedures for entry to Australia, which are more exacting than most Pacific landfalls, and an extensive list of information sources: cruising guidebooks, important general tourist guides, chart suppliers, and key web sites for the countries covered by "Landfalls of Paradise".

South Pacific Anchorages
By Warwick Clay
Publisher: Imray, Laurie,Norie & Wilson Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Mar. 2001)
ISBN: 10-085288 482 6
Details of harbours and anchorages in the pacific south of the equator between New Guinea and South America.

The Pacific Crossing Guide
By Michael Pocock, Revised by Ros Hogbin
Publisher: Adlard Coles; 2nd edition (August 2011)
ISBN-13: 978-0713661828
See the detailed review

www.tokelau.org.nz The official Tokelau government website

Online Tokelau Travel Guide
This guide has good island maps and up to date island information. South Pacific Guides also cover Tonga, the Cook Islands, American Samoa, Easter Island, Niue, Pitcairn, Samoa, Tuvalu and Wallis and Futuna.

Update History

December 2015: Formalities checked. Health information added.
June 2015: Publications checked/updated
November 2013: Formalities checked.

Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
Please E-mail noonsite with any new information, updates or corrections. Even just a short email confirming that the current data is accurate would be most helpful.

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