Niue - Savage Island

by Nature Sounds of New Zealand



Set the volume at a comfortable/low level, not too loud or you'll overload your senses.

30 minutes of nature sounds mixed as a seamless journey around the South Pacific Island of Niue.

What started out as a holiday ended up with me recording the various sounds of the ocean on Niue over a two week period in June 2012. Here's a recording exploring the interaction between the power of the Pacific Ocean and "The Rock" as it's known locally.

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Track Listing:
Ana'ana Point (blowhole)
Ana'ana Point (atmos)
Liku Rockpool (hydrophone)
Kalaone Rockpool (hydrophone)
Kalaone Rockpool (atmos)
Avaiki Cave
Matapa Chasm
Matapa Chasm Walk
Palaha Cave
Palaha Cave Walk
Avatale Beach
The first European to sight Niue was Captain James Cook in 1774. Cook made three attempts to land on the island but was refused permission to do so by the Polynesian inhabitants. He named the island "Savage Island" because, legend has it, the natives that "greeted" him were painted in what appeared to Cook and his crew to be blood. However, the substance on their teeth was that of the hulahula, a native red banana.
For the next couple of centuries the island was known as Savage Island, until its original name Niu ē, which translates as "behold the coconut" regained use.


released January 13, 2013



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