This week at Macquarie Island

  • King penguins at Sandy Bay, Macquarie Island

    18 May 2018

    This week at Macca an anemometer mast is raised, we celebrate with a banquet and observe odd occurrences around station

  • Rich Youd and Ali Dean watching the Hookers sea lion in Buckles Bay off Macquarie Island recently

    11 May 2018

    This week at Macca we watched a sea lion dine and celebrated two expeditioner birthdays.

  • An expeditioner on the track down to Brothers Point on Macquarie Island recently

    4 May 2018

    This week on Macca it's another field training trip for three expeditioners, and a birthday for us all to celebrate!

  • Two raincoat wearing epeditioners raise the NZ and Australian flags at dawn (0632) on the isthmus Macquarie Island

    27 April 2018

    This week we remember the sacrifice made by servicemen and women on a wet and windy Anzac Day.

  • Chris Burns and Angus Cummings negotiate their way through a hillside covered in Aceana magellanica

    20 April 2018

    Field training gets underway, the east coast is subjected to huge swells and we sample our first aurora on the island this week

  • A view of station looking south from high on the slopes of North Head

    13 April 2018

    A day trip to North Head, terns take a dip, inaugural salon opening and playing in the rain, all at Macca this week

  • Expeditioners heading up Wireless Hill in the fog to the Tsunami cache during a response drill

    6 April 2018

    This week Macca trained for any emergency, enjoyed Easter and celebrated a birthday!

  • A LARC (Light Amphibious Resupply Cargo vessel) coming ashore at Landing Beach, Macquarie Island, with the RV Aurora Australis in the background during sunny and calm conditions

    23 March 2018

    This week at Macca it was all about finishing resupply and handover.

  • Resupply morning - A classic Macquarie Island sunrise.

    16 March 2018

    A short update on the annual Macca resupply.

  • The 2017/18 Macquarie Island winter expedition team.

    9 March 2018

    This week, a final station update from the Macquarie Island team before the imminent arrival of the resupply ship Aurora Australis.

  • Brightly coloured orange and pink anemones.

    2 March 2018

    A stunning visual treat this week from Macca, as we share amazing imagery of Macquarie Islandís west coast anemones, rock pool creatures, and auroras.

  • The face of an invertebrate hunter.

    23 February 2018

    This week at Macca, we take a deep dive into the amazing world of invertebrate monitoring and recap the last tourist ship of the season.

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