Pitcairn Islands Travel Facts

The Basics

Country: Pitcairn Islands

Where is it?: Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about midway between Peru and New Zealand

Why do people go here?: They’re some of the hardest islands to get to, but that’s part of the charm. If you make the effort, be assured that most do not, and you’ll be able to enjoy some of the best beaches, the best settings and the best seclusion in the pacific.

What are the main entry points?: Warning: there are no flights for you to jump on. Passenger ships are the way to go, or a yacht, if you can catch a ride.

Currency used: New Zealand dollar (NZD)

Country Code: 649

Religion: Seventh-Day Adventist 100%

Population: 50

Ethnic Breakdown: Descendants of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian wives

Government: British Overseas Territory

Languages: English (official), Pitcairnese (mixture of an 18th century English dialect and a Tahitian dialect)

Travel Information

Major Cities: Adamstown

Attractions: Rock carvings, Seclusion, Beaches

Health Issues: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age coming from infected areas.

Tips for Visiting

When to go: July and August are the best months, if you can hitch a ride.

Specific Events/Holidays: Birthday of Queen ELIZABETH II, second Saturday in June (1926)

Getting Around: There are a few ships that operate between islands.

Cheapest airport to fly into: There are no choices of getting to the Pitcairn Islands by plane. You can only get there by means of a passenger boat.

Need more information?: Check out the Pitcairn Islands travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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