Macquarie Island (Tasmania Australia)

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Macquarie Island cruise port

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Australia - New Zealand - Pacific Ocean Islands

Local Time
2020-11-27 00:37

min: 39 °F (3 °C) / max: 44 °F (7 °C) 39°F
4.1°C
Wind: 242°/ 12.6 m/s  Gust: 14.3 m/sWind: 242°/ 12.6 m/s  Gust: 14.3 m/sStrong breeze
12.6 m/s
Min / Max Temperature44 °F / 7 °C
39 °F / 4 °C
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Macquarie Island is located halfway between Tasmania and Antarctica (Anderson Peninsula) and Antarctica-New Zealand (approx 630 km / 390 mi southwest of Auckland Island NZ). Since 1900, this territory belongs to Australia's Tasmania state. In 1978, it was designated "Tasmanian State Reserve" and since 1997 is listed as "UNESCO World Heritage Site". The island has length 34 km (21 mi), width 5 km (3 mi), total area approx 128 km2 (49 mi2) and highest elevation point (Mt Hamilton) is 410 m (1345 ft).

Macquarie Island (Tasmania, Australia)

The island is best known for its large colony of royal penguins and the Macquarie Island Station - research station permanently maintained by the Australian Antarctic Division since 1947. Base's personnel is island's only population (20-40 people through the year). Near the station, there is a heliport serving aircraft deployed from icebreaking ships and other supply vessels.

RSV Nuyina icebreaker (Australian Antarctic ship)

The newest Australian icebreaker RSV Nuyina (launched 2019) supplies with cargo, equipment and personnel four permanent Australian bases - three in Antarctica (Mawson, Davis, Casey) and the one on Macquarie Island. Additionally, the ship serves as research laboratory with passenger capacity up to 116 scientific staff.

As cruise port, Macquarie Island is included (as an overnight stay) in the itinerary program of Ponant's newest superyacht - Le Laperouse (2018-built). Next table shows the unique 15-day itinerary as ports and dates. Prices started from USD 8800 pp (double occupancy rates).

Date / TimePort
04 JanDeparting from Hobart, Tasmania
08-09 Jan (overnight)Macquarie Island, Tasmania
11 JanCampbell Island, New Zealand
12 JanEnderby Island, New Zealand
13 JanAuckland Island, New Zealand
14 JanSnares Islands, New Zealand
15-16 JanMilford Sound (Fiordland NP), New Zealand
17 JanArriving in Dunedin, Port Chalmers, New Zealand
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