Ducie Atoll, Pitcairn Islands
Ducie Island, a rarely visited island atoll, has been part of the Pitcairn Islands since 1902. There are no permanent inhabitants. The atoll is located 540 km east of Pitcairn). There are four islets on the rim of the atoll: Acadia Islet, Pandora Islet, Edwards Islet and Westward Islet.
Much of the land is forested with Tournefortia argentea (a common tree throughout many of the Pacific Ocean islands), which grows to a height of 6 m (20 ft). The lagoon is deep and noted for its poisonous fish and dangerous sharks. Due to its isolation, Ducie has become a crucial habitat for seabirds which can be found in abundance.
Ducie receives visits once or twice a year from cruise ships which land their passengers on the north shore of Acadia.
Things to See and Do
* Snorkelling & diving
* Bird watching
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – New Zealand dollar (NZD)
Language – English, Pitkern
Land Area – 3.9 km²
Population – 0
Electricity – 2 angled flat pins and 1 round pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT minus 8 hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 64
Port Location – Cruise ships anchor on the north shore of Acadia islet.
Transport Links – Ducie island can be accessed by boat from Pitcairn Island.