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New Island is one of the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), located north of Beaver Island. It is approx 238 km (148 ml) from Stanley (East Falkland Island). New Island has length 13 km (8 ml), average width 0,8 km (0,5 ml), total area 23 km2 (9 ml2) and highest elevation point 226 m (741 ft).
- The eastern and northern coasts feature high cliffs. The eastern coast has sandy bays and rocky shores. There are smaller offshore isles in the group - Saddle Island, North Island, Cliff Knob Island, Ship Island. The group is designated Important Bird Area by BirdLife International.
- Long used as a sheep farm, base for whaling and for collecting guano, New Island is considered to be one of Falklands' most beautiful islands and with the most diverse wildlife. It was designated nature reserve in 1972. A settlement is located in the middle of its eastern coast, north of the airstrip.
- Since 1996 the island is owned and managed by New Island Conservation Trust, acquiring the entire property in 2005. The Trust relies on donations to continue its research and conservation projects.
- There are no entry trees on New Island. It is largely covered with grasses and shrubs (introduced). Current wildlife includes South American sea lions, southern elephant seals, fur seals. Native land mammal was the extinct Falkland Islands wolf (warrah) exterminated here, cottontail rabbits were introduced.
New Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to New Island dock (anchor) at the settlement's port (on the isle's central-eastern coast, and north of the airstrip).
Port New 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 New Island, Falkland Islands. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|3 January, 2020|
|18 January, 2020|
|24 January, 2020|