Pitcairn Islands

Last updated: 4 March 2018
In 1790, on the run from the law, the mutineers of the HMS Bounty found safe harbour in a bay on Pitcairn island, one of the most remote places on earth. They were the first Europeans to set foot here. All would be dead within a decade.

The largest of four islands Pitcairn is the only inhabited island and is home to under fifty people who can all trace their legacy back to the mutineers.

This British Overseas Territory in the South Pacific is just five square kilometres. Covered in lush tropical vegetation the island is ringed by steep cliffs that drop vertically into miles and miles of surrounding ocean.

Pitcairn Islands

Finding a way onto the islands is difficult and not for the fainthearted since no plane or helicopter has ever landed here and there is no mooring for ships. Once on the island you’ll travel the interior by quad bike. Kayak, fish, birdwatch, snorkel to the wreck of the HMS Bounty and just enjoy the isolation.

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