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Macquarie Island (Tasmania)

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Region
Australia - New Zealand - Pacific Ocean Islands

Local Time
2019-11-18 05:35

min: 37 °F (2 °C) / max: 41 °F (6 °C) 38°F
3.5°C
Wind: 337°/ 4.8 m/s  Gust: 5.7 m/sWind: 337°/ 4.8 m/s  Gust: 5.7 m/sGentle breeze
4.8 m/s
Min / Max Temperature41 °F / 6 °C
37 °F / 3 °C

Macquarie Island is located halfway between Tasmania and Antarctica (Anderson Peninsula) and Antarctica-New Zealand (approx 630 km / 390 ml 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 ml), width 5 km (3 ml), total area approx 128 km2 (49 ml2) 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 Cruises' newest liner - 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
05 Jan - 07 JanAt Sea
08-09 Jan (overnight)Macquarie Island, Tasmania
10 JanAt Sea
11 JanCampbell Island, New Zealand
12 JanEnderby Island, New Zealand
13 JanAuckland Island, New Zealand
14 JanSnares Islands, New Zealand
15 JanMilford Sound, New Zealand
15 JanDoubtful Sound, New Zealand
16 JanDusky Sound, New Zealand
17 JanArriving in Dunedin, Port Chalmers, New Zealand

Port Macquarie Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Macquarie Island, Tasmania. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
8 January, 2020
Wednesday
Compagnie du Ponant Cruises cruise lineLe Laperouse
9 January, 2020
Thursday
Compagnie du Ponant Cruises cruise lineLe Laperouse
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