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Pitcairn Island

Getting there & away

Pitcairn is remote with a capital 'R'. There's no airstrip (although one might be in the pipeline) and no way of getting here except across the seemingly endless blue ocean.

Landings on Pitcairn are notoriously difficult; it's not unknown to travel all the way to the island and then be unable to set foot on land due to rough seas. The island's official website even posts the following disclaimer: '…no Government responsibility is accepted…for any death by accident…during the process of landing or departing'. All this could change in the near future, however, as EU funding has been allocated to build a breakwater to shelter Bounty Bay and its new jetty.