Oeno Island

Travel Guide Oceania Polynesia Pitcairn Islands Oeno Island

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Introduction

Oeno Island, or Holiday Island, is a coral atoll in the South Pacific Ocean, part of the Pitcairn Islands overseas territory.

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Geography

Located 143 kilometresnorthwest of Pitcairn Island, at 23°55′26″S 130°44′03″W. Oeno Atoll measures about 5 kilometres in diameter, including the central lagoon, with a total area exceeding 20 square kilometres. There are two larger and three smaller islets on or within the rim of the atoll. Their aggregate land area is only 0.69 square kilometres Oeno Island serves as a private holiday site for the few residents of Pitcairn Island, who travel there and stay for two weeks in January.

The main island (Oeno), about 0.5 square kilometres in area, has forest and scrub with pandanus and palm trees. It is located in the southwest part of the atoll's lagoon. There is a water tap installed on the island. The maximum elevation is less than 5 metres. Sandy Island (or Islands) is to the northeast and may be an ephemeral island. Three smaller islets are to the south and west of the main island.

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Sights and Activities

The island has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA) principally for its colony of Murphy's petrels, which, at some 12,500 pairs, is estimated to be the second largest colony of these birds in the world.

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Weather

Tropical with slightly warmer weather from November to April.

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Getting There and Around

The only way to get there is by boat. This would be an option if you intend to stay for a longer amount of time to Pitcairn and do a multi-day trip to the Island with local people.

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Eat/Drink

Everything you need should be brought by you on the boat.

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Sleep

In tents or on the beach.

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This is version 1. Last edited at 9:56 on Mar 17, 17 by Utrecht. 1 article links to this page.

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