Talk:Pitcairn Islands

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way off the beaten path... (WT-en) Member 00:54, 18 December 2006 (EST)

Listing challenge[edit]

Pacific Expeditions has a poor reputation. Do not undo this edit unless you can provide evidence it has a good reputation. People depend on this site having accurate, information on which to base their decisions. This isn't site to advertise on. —The preceding comment was added by (WT-en) (talkcontribs)

Highest Point[edit]

Is the highest point really called Highest Point? According to Wikipedia, the highest point has a name: Pawala Valley Ridge. Is this correct? (WT-en) ChubbyWimbus 23:39, 30 December 2009 (EST)

Pacific Expeditions[edit]

Can anyone please show a proof link, explain or comment -- why Pacific Expeditions has a poor reputation? I worried because I want to use them :-) --(WT-en) Maloff 14:58, 3 April 2010 (EDT)

I went with Pacific Expeditions to Pitcairn on SRV Discovery (ex R/V Bounty Bay) 2011-02-22 - 2011-03-01. Everything went well (although conditions are quite "spartan"). The crew (Craig, Arthur and Ruvid) were very kind people, ready to help and the food was above expectations --(WT-en) Maloff 23:47, 10 March 2011 (EST)

Highest Point[edit]

"Highest Point" is the highest point along the main ridgeline of Pitcairn. This is the name used by the local people. Quite a brillant place to sit down with a 360 degree view of the mighty South Pacific Ocean - something never to forget (WT-en) Islandboy1 22:21, 9 March 2011 (PST)

Do not delete talk page comments[edit]

Please do not delete comments on this page. Anyone is welcome to rebut any argument made here, but the guideline that governs usage of talk pages on Wikivoyage is Project:Using talk pages#Etiquette, not a Pitcairn Island legal case. -- (WT-en) Ryan • (talk) • 10:54, 10 March 2011 (EST)

Again, Wikivoyage policy is that disputes are resolved via discussion, not censorship. If something is factually inaccurate please present a counter-argument with any relevant facts. Repeatedly deleting the comments of others does nothing to help resolve a dispute. -- (WT-en) Ryan • (talk) • 22:55, 10 March 2011 (EST)


This sentence has been edited a couple of different times, by different users, to remove the information in parentheses:

"Walking and personal all-terrain vehicles (3- and 4-wheel "motorbikes") are the main ways to get from one place to another, and a bike is usually available for rent."

It is really the case that everyone but me knew that ATVs can have 3 wheels? Anyway, I see no harm in leaving the parenthetical statement there. Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:06, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

ATVs usually have four wheels, but they can also have for example three or six or a pair of caterpillar tracks and so on. I've seen several examples on the Internet what local Gyro Gearlooses for instance in rural Russia can come up with, and in a place like Pitcairn Islands where the closest official ATV dealership and service is thousands of kilometers away I believe they are equally creative... ϒpsilon (talk) 10:48, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. And do you think the parenthetical statement ought to be removed from the article, or that it does no harm to leave it in? Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:05, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
I think we can leave it in the article. ϒpsilon (talk) 11:15, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
ATVs are a very well known type of vehicle, and so there's no value in stating the obvious ... what next explaining in articles that a car is? —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)
First, please sign your comments in talk pages by putting this at the end of the comments: ~~~~. Second, how about waiting for a consensus before changing the text again? Thirdly, you're obviously wrong that the fact that an ATV can have 3 wheels or what kind of ATVs are used in Pitcairn is as well known as what a car is. Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:03, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
In a 90s travelogue book about Pitcairn I read recently the author states that Pitcairn uses 3-wheel ATVs. IDK if they changed them, but that proves that at least they used to have 3-wheel ones. 00:53, 17 April 2020 (UTC)
1984 Honda ATC200S, one of the many three-wheeled models made by Honda and other manufacturers
ATVs definitely used to have 3 wheels. See the Wikipedia article. They were unsteady, and manufacturers agreed to stop making them in 1987. It's possible that a remote place like Pitcairn would keep patching them up to keep them operating (like Cuba's fleet of 1950s American road boats), but it seems unlikely. Unless anyone can provide a source for saying they are still operating, or has been to Pitcairn and seen them, I don't that we would want to claim that they are still running. Ground Zero (talk) 01:33, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

Debris on Henderson Island[edit]

From "the remote island has become the final resting place for an estimated 38 million pieces of garbage, according to researchers who arrived on its shores in 2015 and were stunned to find the atoll’s once-undisturbed white-sand beaches littered with trash." Nearly all of it is plastic being carried from out-of-region by ocean currents. K7L (talk) 12:01, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Depressing, to say the least. Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:37, 20 May 2017 (UTC)