Pacific Islands - Tokelau

Image: Tokelau Warriors: We are not drowning. We are fightingby 350 .org on Flickr

This collection of websites provides information on all aspects of Tokelau including geographical facts and figures, culture, festivals, people, places and history. SCIS 1525175

See also other entries on Pacific Islands.

CIA World Factbook – Tokelau

The site provides summary information on Tokelau, together with the flag and a map. Tabs open up to further information on Tokelau’s geography, transport, demographics, and economic data.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Digital NZ
This site provides access to thousands of pictures, video, sounds and objects from New Zealand museums, libraries, galleries, archives and private institutions. To discover sets and items use the search term 'Tokelau.'

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Government of Tokelau

This site provides general information about Tokelau, the main villages, history, culture, and geography of Tokelau.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary


To discover information on the school work site ManyAnswers use the search term Tokelau.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Nukunono – one of the Tokelau Islands

This site includes photographs of the Nukunono atoll and of the way of life, along with images of a selection of handicrafts made from local materials. A brief introduction to each section gives a flavour of life on this atoll.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Tau Gagana Tokelau

This site has activities to help learn the Tokelauan language. It also contains facts about Tokelau, myths and some traditional songs to listen to.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Te Ara

Te Ara has a story on the Tokelauan people. This looks at their history, migration and settlement in New Zealand, and the continuing close cultural ties Tokelauans have with their homeland.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Tokelau Magic

A colourful site that gives you some Tokelauan legends (under ‘Origin Stories’), fast facts, maps and population information (who-what-where), images of life in Tokelau, and in the dictionary, common words and phrases in Tokelauan and English.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Tokelau – tourism, travel, and information

This website provides a useful range of information on the New Zealand Territory of Tokelau, including facts and figures, history and the people, food, cultural events, sports and activities, and weather.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Tokelau Travel Guide

With a focus on travel, this site provides a general introduction to the Tokelau Islands, with information on climate, history, government (and the relationship with New Zealand), economy, and changes in village life. Includes detailed maps.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online offers comprehensive information on Tokelau, at secondary level. School login (username and password) is required.

Suggested level: secondary

Tokelau community is keeping traditional knowledge alive by building a vaka from scratch, Tagata Pacifika. You Tube. 2.30