Macquarie Island, Tasmania

#63 of 94 in Nature in Tasmania
Watch the seals and thousands of penguins stand shoulder to shoulder on the beaches of Macquarie Island. Sitting halfway between Tasmania and Antarctica, this World Heritage Site is home to a variety of wildlife, including huge elephant seals and four species of penguins. Tasmanian park rangers guide all excursions to the island. Walking tracks and raised boardwalks meander around the island, past large penguin rookeries and colonies of seals. Note that the weather can be extremely cold and windy, and the smell and noise from the animals can be overwhelming for some visitors. Make Macquarie Island part of your personalized Meander itinerary using our Meander online trip maker.
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  • I visited Macquarie island like many others here, on the Heritage Expeditions Professor Khromov ship. While the ocean was rough getting there, it's worth it. Sandy Bay's penguin rookeries are...  more »
  • had lifetime experience visiting the Island. it was amazing, you can see Royal and king penguin rookeries,  more »
  • Great place for refugees - can hold several hundred thousands without serious overcrowding. Great climate - temperatures lower than zero and higher than 10 degrees Celsius occur only on several days per year, refreshing and pleasant west and south-west winds, enough rain and sometimes rain/snow, edible plants, birds, fish, etc.
  • Some kid that looked like big Chungus ate my house and looked down at me, calling me a chubby chungus weeny teeny poopyhead but I dissed him by saying "Youre a great man and a legend", he cried so badly because he was so thankful that I said something so mean to him. Milennials these days -_- or was that a kid I was talking about?
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