This week at Macquarie Island

  • View to the east coast with no wind

    8 July 2016

    Reflections on Macca's changeable weather, election day tasks, super slushy and the beginnings of tourism on the island.

  • Scoble Lake viewed from OLT looking west towards Eagle Bay

    1 July 2016

    A birthday, plateau tramping, more renos and a Macca rainbow are our highlights for this week.

  • group photo on the beach of this year's swimmers

    24 June 2016

    This week is all about the festivities of midwinter celebrations past and present, with just a little bit of science to prove we really are here for work!

  • Another angle of the tern showing its lovely long tail.

    17 June 2016

    Another visitor from afar, a grand opening and a walk on the plateau.

  • Our Hooker's sea lion looks straight at camera.

    10 June 2016

    The secrets of the clean air lab, tales from the Labyrinth and featherbed, and another visit from a rare friend.

  • Wandering albatross 'Anna' looking alert and healthy at the top of Petrel Peak, Macquarie Island, May 2016.

    3 June 2016

    Good news from Team Albatross, an epic journey to Hurd Point and a favourite film on Macquarie Island in the news this week.

  • 4 king penguin adults enjoying the beach

    27 May 2016

    A big snow event at Macca, the longest running science project, kings bask in the sun and some more history this week.

  • Looking back towards station from East Beach

    20 May 2016

    A visitor from far shores, first fresh veg harvest, coloured skies, more renos and a bit of history sum up the week that was at Macca.

  • A man standing in the grass writing in a notebook

    13 May 2016

    A gourmet birthday feast, renovation rescue for an old hut, searching for birds in the long grass and some history this week from Macca.

  • A man is digging in the dirt, with a muddy beach and water behind

    6 May 2016

    A spot of boating, regular balloon flights, gardening, and renovations, make for another busy week on the green sponge.

  • Two wandering albatross courting, facing each other with wings extended, are surrounded by tussock grass

    29 April 2016

    A busy week complete with ANZAC Day celebrations, a search and rescue exercise, an update from the albatross team and an engagement to celebrate!

  • The 'smartie' shaped Brothers Point Hut sitting on the hillside

    22 April 2016

    Field familiarisations start for the new winterers, our first aurora over station and a visit to see the king penguin chicks, whilst our furry neighbour still visits us.

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