This week at Macquarie Island

  • thousands of royal penguins are near three rusty structures on a beach

    3 May 2019

    ANZAC spirit and a 100 year milestone at Macca

  • Nine brightly dressed people are standing in the grassy tussocks of Macquarie Island

    26 April 2019

    Hot cross buns and chocolate treats - but not a bunny in sight

  • curtains of green light fall over a bay of water lighting up a peninsula

    12 April 2019

    Skies filled with auroras and persistent petrels

  • a woman in a life jacket sits at the tiller of a red inflatable boat

    5 April 2019

    Expeditioners go on a boating trip and a visitor drops into Buckles Bay.

  • 14 people stand on a wooden deck in front of a wooden shack and a green island

    29 March 2019

    End of a busy resupply and beginning of the 72nd ANARE season

  • One of the helicopters bringing passengers to shore from the Aurora Australis

    22 March 2019

    We are all in resupply mode still but the end is nigh! Plus some remarkable views of how the island has changed in the past thirteen years.

  • Helicopter on the helipad on the isthmus, Macquarie Island with the AA in the background in Buckles Bay

    15 March 2019

    Here at Macca we begin resupply and take a look at the Postal Officer role on station.

  • A brightly coloured sea cucumber, Pseudopsolus macquariensis in a Macca rock pool

    8 March 2019

    This week at Macca we look into the many rock pools at low tide.

  • A grey-headed albatross on its nest on Macquarie Island

    1 March 2019

    Mel shares her thoughts about the wildlife she monitors

  • Stilbocarpa at Brothers Point.  Very common across Macquarie Island

    22 February 2019

    From the camera of Ranger in Charge Chris

  • Young elephant seal looking through the window at Green Gorge, Macquarie Island

    15 February 2019

    The locals wonder what we are up to

  • A group of swimmers preparing for the Australia Day swim - plus the observer, there to check for any hazards

    8 February 2019

    How we spent Australia Day on Macca

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