What to See and Do on Pitcairn Island
Pitcairn is a laid back travel destination with a variety of activities available.
Walk the Eco Trail to Sailors Hide and Christian’s Cave
The Eco trail provides an accessible, easy wander through Pitcairn's flora featuring native and endemic species. This gentle wander through huge overhanging rock formations, where it is said the mutineers made a fiery brew from the root of the 'ti' plan,t also offers a walk back in time, to sites like 'Sailors Hide', before the climb to Christian's Cave.
Dive the wrecks of the HMS Bounty and the SS Corn Wallis
If you are an experienced scuba diver, local Dive trips are available. In good weather and sea conditions you will have the opportunity to dive the wrecks of the HMAV Bounty and the Cornwallis and to also explore Pitcairn's deeper waters.
Whales are often seen frolicking around Pitcairn and can be observed from both land and on the water. It is thought that the Pitcairn Island waters are now be being utilised as calving and breeding waters. A number of small calves have been both sighted and photographed.
Quad Bike Tours
Quad Bikes are the primary means of transportation on Pitcairn and locals are skilled riders in all types of weather and road conditions. A guided Quad Bike tour is a fun way to see the island and most accommodation providers offer this service. A full island guided tour costs as little as US $40.00 per person.
Visit the Pitcairn Island Museum
The Pitcairn Island Museum was built in 2004, just a very short walk from the public square in Adamstown. Accompanied by a local curator you'll discover Pitcairn artifacts from as far back as the ancient Polynesians who, it is said, produced stone tools for trading throughout the pacific region. You will see the Bounty Cannon, raised from Bounty Bay in 1997, naval artifacts and lots of authentic memorabilia from the days of Pitcairn's early settlement. When you visit Pitcairn we'll arrange a special opening time - just for you.
Pitcairn's pristine waters ensure that our fish are plentiful and delicious. You can book a fishing trip with a local business or you may have the opportunity to participate in a traditional community fishing trip, where all who want to fish take to the sea in one of Pitcairn's famous Longboats. Such sharing of resources is typical of Pitcairn culture and is likely to result in you sharing your catch and a delicious fish fry at the Landing with everyone.
Self Guided Walks
If walking is your thing - you'll love exploring Pitcairn. The Island is well signposted and you'll be given your own walking map on arrival.
Play a Game of Tennis
Many visitors to Pitcairn are surprised to learn that Tennis has been a favorite local sport for many years.
The Tennis Court at Aute Vally was built in 1988 and has recently been re-surfaced (May 2013) thanks to donations and volunteer workers. Rackets and balls available.
Swim in St. Paul’s Pool
St. Paul's Pool is one of Pitcairn Island's most stunning natural attractions, featuring a sea carved tidal pool of crystal clear waters and abundant marine life - absolutely ideal for swimming and snorkeling when weather and sea conditions allow.
Authentic Pitcairn Curio and crafts
You'll have ample opportunity to brows Pitcairn's local Curio and Crafts when you visit. You'll find that almost all local residents produce their own unique Pitcairn products. And, there is lots to choose from; traditional and contemporary wood carvings, hand painted leaves, models of the HMAV Bounty and the Island's Longboats, First Day Stamp Covers, hand-made soaps, traditional and contemporary woven baskets, hand-made jewelry, tapa cloth, books, Honey & Honey products and all kinds of keepsakes - there really is something for everyone including 'traveller staples' like Pitcairn Island T-Shirts and Caps.
Visit John Adams Grave
Just a short walk from the Town Square, visit the Grave of Mutineer John Adams, his Wife and daughter.
Hand Feed Ms. T, the Islands only Galapagos Tortoise
Whilst out walking to St. Paul’s you may come across Ms. T. The Islands only Galagos Tortoise. She is always happy to see people and will walk right up to you waiting to hand feed her some fruit, her favourite is Banana’s!
Hike to Down Rope (With a Local Guide only)
Hike to Down Rope, at the base of a 700 foot Cliff is Pitcairn’s only Sandy Beach and the ancient Polynesian Petroglyphs carved into the cliffs base. Visitors can only go Down Rope with a Local Guide.
Due to the Dangerous track to Down Rope, you can only visit this location with a local guide.
Visit the SDA Church
Visit the SDA Church at the Town Square and see a Bible that was used on the Bounty.