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Tavala Arches
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Three large sea arches known as Talava Arches are located in Hikutavake, one of the fourteen villages of Niue. They are located very close together on this South Pacific island nation of Niue, which is located about 1500 miles NE of New Zealand.

Talava Arch 1 above has a span of 116 feet and a height of 26 feet. Talava Arch 2 below (with a span of 45 feet and a height 35 feet) shows a view of Talava Arch 1 through the opening. Talava Arch 3, with a span of 50 feet and a height of 35 feet, is shown at the bottom. The arches can be reached by walking on a trail for 15 to 30 minutes through tropical rain forest.


Niue Tavala Arches stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued 1950 by Niue

Niue 1950, Talava Arch.


Niue 1999 Tavala Arch stamp

Niue 1999, Talava Arch.
The stamp was issued in the series "Landscapes".


Niue 1999 Tavala arch stamp

Niue 1999
The Talava Arch is depicted in the background.


Niue 2009 Tafala Arch stamp

Niue 2009, Talava Arch.


Niue Tavala Arches stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued 2014 by Niue

Niue 2014, Talava Arch.



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