Brothers Point hut is a fibreglass hut known as a ‘googie'. It provides comfortable accommodation for 3 people, but can fit 5 in an emergency.
Brothers Point is a popular destination for short field trips. It is also used as a lunchtime or overnight stop for longer trips heading down the island.
The hut is accessed by the overland track/Sandy Bay track, or along the picturesque east coast if tide and swell conditions allow. The hut is also accessible by inflatable rubber boat. Boat travel is limited by weather conditions and the availability of qualified boating personnel.
Sandy Bay is just north of Brothers Point. It is one of the main sites visited by tourists during summer. Visitors are able to walk with relative ease along the beach and observe first hand some of the species that breed on Macquarie Island. A timber boardwalk has been constructed to promote safe and easy access to observe a colony of royal penguins. A moderate sized king penguin colony at the northern end of the beach is also easily accessible.
Sandy Bay is a very popular haul out and breeding beach for southern elephant seals. Occasionally, leopard seals and Hooker sea lions are seen along this coastal strip during winter.