Auckland Island is the main (largest) of New Zealand's Auckland Islands. The archipelago is located in the south Pacific Ocean. Auckland island covers a total area of approx 443 km2 (171 ml2) and is uninhabited.
- The island is included in UNESCO's World Heritage list. The terrain is notably rugged, with steep cliffs rising to over 600 m (1970 ft). The most prominent peaks are named Cavern Peak (highest elevation point, 650 m / 2133 ft), Mt Raynal (635 m / 2083 ft) ) and Mt D'Urville (630 m / 2067 ft).
- The island's southern end broadens to a width of 26 km (16 ml). Here, a narrow sea channel (Carnley Harbour, aka Adams Straits) divides the main island from the smaller Adams Island. Adams Island and the main island's southern part form the crater rim. Cape Lovitt (NZ's westernmost point) is approx 3 km (2 ml) north of Carnley Harbour.
- Auckland Island is part of an IBA (Important Bird Area) identified by BirdLife International due to the Auckland Islands' significance as breeding grounds for seabird species, among which are the endemic Auckland rail, Auckland shag, Auckland snipe and Auckland teal. Introduced animals are cats, mice and pigs.
In the 19th century to Auckland Islands were also introduced goats - to serve as food source for castaway sailors. By the 1970s, just one population of goats remained (on Port Ross' northwest side), By 1992, all the remaining goats were eliminated.
The Auckland Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Auckland Island, New Zealand.
If you lose the Auckland Island location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.