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Pitcairn Island Travel Guide: 20 reviews and 29 photos

Pitcairn Island Today

Today there are little over 50 people living on Pitcairn Island. They live in a communal village style in houses that are a combination of European and Tahitian architecture. Provisions not grown or manufactured on Pitcairn are brought in by sea, as there are no aircraft landing facilties. The main form of income is the sale of native crafts. The Seventh Day Adventist religion plays a large part in the lives of the islanders. The island is a territory of Great Britain, and is governed from New Zealand.

To this day, Pitcairn remains one of the most isolated habited places on earth. Since Pitcairn lies outside the normal shipping navigation paths, contact with the island is sporadic at best. Travel to Pitcairn is very difficult, and there are no facilities for tourists. Pitcairn visitors must obtain arrange to stay with native families, and written permission from the government is required to visit the island. There is no television on Pitcairn, and limited telephone service. Mail to and from Pitcairn is very slow. Ham radio appears to be the most reliable form of communication with Pitcairn Island.

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  • Pros:Hard to get to
  • Cons:Hard to get to
  • Last visit to Pitcairn Island: May 2005
  • Intro Updated May 24, 2006
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  • atufft's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Very interesting report for this remote island. The shopping list is tempting for mail order!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    That was a lucky visit! Thanx for sharing!

  • kiwi's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2008 at 12:56 AM

    Happy Birthday Tex, Hope you are ok now. All the best in 2008. Lets know if you return our way, Pam :-)

  • maykal's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:30 AM

    A place I really want to go. Do you also write for http://pitcairn.pn/Map.htm ? Just that your tips and photos all seem remarkably familiar...

  • April1985's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2007 at 6:29 PM

    i agree with all of the other comments . you are very lucky , and i would love to know why you decided to go here . it sounds amazing !

  • Nov 9, 2006 at 2:53 AM

    You are L U C K Y.

  • Cristian_Uluru's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2006 at 11:50 PM

    Fascinationg page!!!

  • Travmad's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2006 at 10:52 AM

    I have to say the same. This way off the beaten path so far as it should have its own segment. Thanks for sharing. I would lik eto know more about why you went there.

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2006 at 4:29 AM

    Now this is what i call a really off the beaten path location remaining on this planet!

  • WesHK's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2006 at 9:25 PM

    Thanks for the virtual tour! Can you add a post or two to "transportation?" I'm really interested in how you got to and away from the island.



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