Pitcairn Island Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
The Pitcairn Islands are four tiny islands in the remote South Pacific -Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands. Only Pitcairn is inhabited.The islands are the last British colony in the South Pacific and most isolated British dependency. The rugged main island was settled by the infamous mutineers of the HMS Bounty and their Polynesian companions, and most of Pitcairn’s 60 inhabitants are their descendants.
Pitcairn Island drives on the left. I’ve been unable to find any official guidance on whether an international driving permit is needed for foreign visitors, but road travel is undertaken by quad bike. It is possible to take a quad bike tour of the island and there don’t seem to be any requirements for a licence to undertake one. There is only one 4 mile stretch of paved road on Pitcairn (up the Hill of Difficulty from the landing at Bounty Bay to Adamstown), but most other routes around Pitcairn Island are dirt tracks.
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