Pitcairn Islands Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 26%, the Pitcairn Islands exist today because of mutiny in 1790 on the HMS Bounty. The islands are best known as home of the descendants of the Bounty mutineers and the Polynesians who accompanied them, recounted in various books and films. The four islands – named Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno – are spread over several hundred kilometers of ocean and contain a total population of less than 100! One might ask, what is there to see beyond tropical palms, white sand beaches, and turquoise waters? The honest answer is not much, though the Cave of Skeletons and the Petroglyphs at Down Rope are worthwhile things to see. The islands support rich wildlife and flora, but they are mostly in accessible. Pitcairn is the only inhabited island, with Bounty Bay the focal point for many PlanetHoppers! Pieces of the Bounty wreck still rest below the waters and is a worthwhile dive spot. Aside from fruit and honey production, tourism is still the major source of income here. PlanetHoppers! can experience the island by coming by cruise ship and staying for a few hours, or by renting rooms from the local islanders, who can help you while away many lazy days with stories of their ancestors... Or you can find an isolated beach to simply get away from it all. There will, no doubt, be plenty of elbow room!
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PlanetHop! Travel Rating
Dive below the waters of Bounty Bay to explore what remains of the famous H.M.S. Bounty Wreck, the ship captained by the infamous Captain Bligh with a crew who mutinied in 1789, and were made famous by several books and Hollywood....
|Coordinates:||25 04 S, 130 06 W|
|Main Languages:||English, Pitkern|
|Government:||British Overseas Territory|
|Currency:||New Zealand Dollar (NZD)|
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- Location: Pitcairn Islands