This week at Macquarie Island

  • King Penguin chick begging for food from one of its parents at Green Gorge

    20 July 2018

    This week at Macca we look at some of the avian species on the island over winter and report on a swanky summer soiree

  • Posts believed to be old sheep pens overlooking Garden Bay on Macquarie Island

    13 July 2018

    This week we look at why there are no trees on Macquarie Island and where our station water comes from

  • Ranger Chris retrieves a plastic bottle from a stinky slippery pile of rotting seaweed

    6 July 2018

    At Macca this week - what are we doing about marine debris? And, just how much ozone is above us?

  • Expeditioners at Macca heading into the surf for the Midwinter swim

    29 June 2018

    This week we report our Macca Midwinter's celebrations on the island: our swim, spa, sumptuous dinner, entertainment and games.

  • The Curry Cooks at Macca: Cathryn, Richard, Jez and Ali

    15 June 2018

    A peak inside our sleeping quarters, the taste of curry and a birthday treat at Macca this week

  • Chris Howard coming in to land his IRB at Landing Beach, Macquarie Island

    8 June 2018

    This week on Macca we welcomed back a young fur seal, celebrated a birthday and went boating to Green Gorge.

  • Jez Bird searching the lush tussock for seabird burrows on North Head, Macquarie Island

    1 June 2018

    This week at Macca we feature our winter breeding grey petrels and the Nissen hut, a stalwart of station buildings

  • a view of Macquaire Island Research Station with Cathryn O'Sullivan the current Doctor at the front gate

    25 May 2018

    A trip down island and a guided tour of station this week from Macca

  • 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.

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