When to go
Subtropical temperatures (20–30ºc) and rains persist year round, with humidity high, so there are only really two seasons:
■ Autumn/winter – the wetter season sees the island tracks become boggy.
■ Spring/summer – dryer, hotter and dustier. Bounty Day is celebrated on 23 January with a replica ship being torched. Humpback whales are spied as early as March, though sightings peak May-oct.