A wooden field hut in amongst the green tussock grass

Accommodation options on the Green Sponge Read more

View from the top of a grassy hill, back towards the station amidst the blue sea

Words of wisdom from a newcomer Read more

A group of people on the waterfront help guide a small red boat to shore

Goodbye old friends and welcome new members of the Macca family Read more

People in a red rubber boat being pulled up the beach by a green tractor

The end of winter arrives as others prepare to depart Read more

King penguin over looks the creche of chicks

Macca's census of everything! Read more

Two orcas moving through the water heading out to sea

Heading home from the "green sponge" Read more

Map of Macquarie Island showing the numbered areas for the census

The Macca crew takes on a seal-isously hard job Read more

Panoramic shot of a mountain taken from across the plains

Peak breeding season arrives at Macca Read more

A yellow tent sits to the side of a rough wooden boardwalk on a hill with two people sitting down.

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Two medallions and a printed patch on a hand made Huon pine stand

Creative carpentry on show Read more

Large elephant seal on a dark sandy beach with the blue ocean in the background

Elephant seals take over Macca Read more

A leopard seal on the beach heading in to the sea as a wave breaks on the sand

Everything you never even knew you wanted to know about our great island Read more

Looking over the station buildings to the sunset and dramatic grey clouds

How lucky are we to be here? Read more

A black and white bird with bright blue eyes stands on a pebble shore

A charity auction sparks a period of artistic genius Read more

Birthday gifts on a table, together with a post-it note that reads "just because you escaped for your birthday does not mean you escape a birthday surprise - Happy hut birthday".

An expeditioner gets poetic about her meal times Read more

A smiling group of expeditioners pose during a mid winter celebratory dinner

The people who make the island a home Read more

A man with a backpack and walking gear smiles to camera.  Behind him on the shore are a group of penguins and snow dusted mountains.

A definition of island time Read more

A chef in whites standing behind a decorated table set in front of a commercial kitchen, smiling to camera

Midwinter’s dinner menu musings Read more

A group of fur seals on the rocks.  Two large males at the centre of the image.

Seals of the sub-Antarctic Read more

A grassy plateau with mountains in the background.  The taller grass in the foreground is snow covered and the blades of grass frozen with glaze ice.

An expeditioner's guide to sub-Antarctic diction Read more

Five people in the tussoch grass doing push ups, dressed in evening gowns and suits.  A man behind, wearing a Hawaiian shirt holds a fishing rod aloft,

Sporting colour to brighten people's spirits Read more

Two expeditioners squatting next to a solar panel in the field

How to cover 91 kms of walking on the Big Green Sponge. Read more

A group shot of people dressed up for a party, some holding an oversized picture frame, all smiling to camera

The preparation and fun of Midwinter celebrations Read more

A women shrugs and smiles at camera, with five dice all showing three on the table in front of her

Sub-Antarctic Yhatzee rivalry Read more

A view of the buildings on station.  The mountain behind has been lit orange by the sunset.

A sparky tells us about his 'emotional' weather experiences Read more

A man in all weather gear and a backpack stands on the snowy ridge of a mountain.  The sea and another snow capped mountain can be seen in the background.

Ridding the island of unwanted waste Read more

Two men sit next to a hole they have dug in to the grassy hillside.  One is lowering a seismometer in to the hole as both smile to camera.

It's citizen science time for the team at Macca. Read more

Storm clouds gather over a shoreline. Petrels and sea lions can be seen in the shallow water.

A poetic tale of life on an island Read more

A fur seal sitting on a tussock looking back over its shoulder to the camera

The rhythm of life on station Read more

A group of brightly dressed expedtioners on a tussock covered hill all joined together by ropes

A few sojourns off station keep the expeditioners busy. Read more

A man in bright yellow cold weather clothing, gloves and a bright hat holds his hands up to camera and smiles

The station 'celebrity' chef tells all about life on station Read more

An expeditioner resting in the grassy tussocks against a large pointed rock with the sea and blue sky behind it

A never to be forgotten trip out to the far reaches of Macca Read more

Three people crouched near the wooden steps on to a beach looking at two curious king penguins who are close to the camera.

What exactly do we do down here? Read more

A group of elephant seals lying on the beach

The Doctor's perspective of Macquarie Island Read more

Four expeditioners pose outside the office

Field training underway at Macquarie Island Read more

An expeditioner stands on a grassy hill surrounded by sea.  Two large birds can be seen flying just of the shore.

Where’s Brian, Macca brewing and grey petrel monitoring Read more

5 men stand behind a work bench facing camera and smiling

Settling in to the new normal Read more

A line of expeditioners in hi-vis and wearing masks pull a fuel line in from the water to the shore.  A supply ship is visible just off shore.

Refuel, resupply and International Women's Day Read more

An expeditioner driving a green tractor during resupply activities, waves to camera.  The sea can be seen behind him.

The population more than doubles with the new arrivals Read more

A large shed with wooden walls and a corrugated room, set up with dining tables covered in white table cloths, loungers facing a large white screen on the wall and a snack table in the  foreground

Ensuring COVID safety and a meet and greet with a plumber Read more

A bright green Aurora lights the dark sky.  The lights of a boat on the water are reflected in the water.

Expeditioners get clever to create more space on their busy walls Read more

Inside the mind of the comms guy Read more

Arvid and Finn about to take on an up hill hike

The Macca team take a few walks in the park and of course see amazing… Read more

Expeditioner standing at the top of a hill in his hiking gear, smiling to camera

Meet Scott, our project sparky Read more

Four expeditioners posing in front of some royal penguins

Getting to know our expeditioners better as the season draws to a close Read more

Two royal penguins embracing in a hug with their heads

Photographers on island show off their images in the name of friendly… Read more

A bright green Aurora in the night sky

We find out a little more about our enthusiastic first timer, Jamie. Read more