This week, we capture all the fun and celebration of midwinter’s day!

Midwinter Macquarie Island 2017

Wednesday 21st June 2017 marked the winter solstice at Macquarie Island and the traditional midwinter celebration. An amazing day and night was had by the 15–strong winter expedition team.

The day featured the traditional swim on our beautiful sub–Antarctic beaches, followed later by a gourmet seven course degustation dinner courtesy of the amazing chef Nick Baker.

The evening featured midwinter greetings and salutations from around the world, including Australia’s Prime Minster, The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull and Tasmanian Premier, Will Hodgman. We also discovered a wealth of previously hidden musical talent and dancing skills!