This week at Macquarie Island

  • A man stands on the snowy plateau with a pack full of track markers

    12 August 2016

    Still no time to be bored here on Macca tracks need to be marked, a new water supply pipeline is hauled into place and the creative expectations of the Annual 48hr Film Festival take over the station.

  • The team dressed as penguins around a happy birthday sign

    5 August 2016

    Celebrations for World Ranger Day, birthday wishes for a much missed daughter, another makeover almost done and how our weather compares to time gone by.

  • Close up of bird and distinguishing features

    29 July 2016

    This week George provides another wonderful walking story, Joe finds Wilson while collecting marine debris, we feature the Macquarie Island Shag and Helen reminisces about yacht visits from 1991.

  • Grey petrel chick on nest

    22 July 2016

    Great news on grey petrels, some walks for both pleasure and operations, and a whale spotting!

  • Sunset at Bauer Bay

    15 July 2016

    An Alby update, a significant birthday and tales of Rocket's island adventures are our week's highlights.

  • 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.

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