Welcome to Erromango
Dillon's Bay (Upongkor) is Erromango’s largest settlement, with a huge crystal-clear swimming hole formed by the Williams River as it turns to the sea. Sandalwood trees still grow in the rainforest, and a rock displays the outline of John Williams, the first missionary here (locals laid his short, stout body on this rock and chipped around it prior to cooking and eating him in 1839).
Guided walks from Dillon's Bay include trips to a kauri reserve to see ancient 40m-high trees, and a three-day walk south and across to Ipota. At the mouth of Williams River, about 9km south of the Dillon's Bay airstrip, Meteson’s Guesthouse sleeps eight in two rooms. Chief William arranges fishing trips and guides for treks.