This week at Macquarie Island

  • A black sandy beach with elephant seals and penguins on it.

    19 January 2018

    This week from Macca, a busy station update with the team now over halfway through the summer season.

  • Antarctic fur seal pup.

    12 January 2018

    Some amazing fur seal pups feature in this week's Macca station news along with station fire training.

  • Santa and his team visit Macquarie Island.

    5 January 2018

    Welcome to the first Macca station news of 2018! In this station update, we review Christmas and New Years at Macca, along with a flurry of 2018 operational activity.

  • Three women wearing hard hats and outdoor jackets taking a selfie in front of a water landscape.

    22 December 2017

    This week at Macca, a big station update for the final station news of 2017!

  • Pleurophyllum hookeri flowering at Sandy Bay, with the Spirit of Enderby in the background.

    15 December 2017

    As well as science, a feature of the Macquarie Island summer season is the arrival of tourist ships. This week, Ranger In Charge Andrea Turbett gives an overview of this important summer activity.

  • Three people sitting in a field eating.

    8 December 2017

    It's a busy summer science season at Macquarie Island and this week we explore two key projects: Post eradication ecosystem response and the search for Azorella refuges.

  • A large seal with a big hook on its nose laying on sand with buildings in the background.

    1 December 2017

    With summer season well & truly kicked off, this week we get to check out Macca's amazing summer wildlife

  • A inflatable boat pulls up onto a rocky shore with an elephant seal laying on the rocks.

    24 November 2017

    This week at Macca, the first summer tourist ship arrives, along with six new summer expeditioners.

  • Man outdoors wearing a red raincoat and using tools to fix wooden staircase

    17 November 2017

    This week at Macquarie Island, we experience a day in the life of the Macca Trades team

  • Bright orange gentoo penguin feet standing on rocks.

    10 November 2017

    The summer season has officially commenced at Macca with the arrival of the first resupply ship and we learn more about Macca's most well-loved locals: The gentoo penguins

  • First sighting of the Macca Iceberg in the distance from the coastline of Macquarie Island- 31 October 2017

    3 November 2017

    An exciting week at Macca, with the influx of wildlife continuing and a rare iceberg sighting!

  • Two royal penguins probably reunited recently - royal penguins generally pair for life

    27 October 2017

    An exciting week at Macca with the return of the royal penguins, and preparations are underway for arrival of the summer expeditioners.

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