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Macquarie Island

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Trip of a Lifetime!

It has been a dream of mine to add Macquarie Island to the list of remote places which I’ve been... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
Wildlife abundance

Accessible only by sea - if you enjoy wildlife you will enjoy Macquarie Island with an abundance of... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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24 Jan 2018
“Trip of a Lifetime!”
22 Jan 2018
“Wildlife abundance”
The ocean surrounding this volcanic island, which lies halfway between Tasmania and the Antarctic continent, is designated as an Australian Marine Park.
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

It has been a dream of mine to add Macquarie Island to the list of remote places which I’ve been lucky to visit for work or pleasure. That dream came true via a trip to the islands of the sub-Antarctic with New Zealand company Heritage...More

7  Thank DougB1381
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Accessible only by sea - if you enjoy wildlife you will enjoy Macquarie Island with an abundance of King & Royal penguins, Elephant seals, Giant Petrels, Skuas and fur seals. It is a privilege available only to a few each year. The Island includes a...More

2  Thank DominiqueM1407
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Ever since seeing pictures 40 years ago of the giant Megaherbs on Macquarie Island, it has been my desire to see them for myself. Now, on a recent cruise with Heritage Expeditions on the "Spirit of Enderby" I have achieved that dream big-time! To have...More

3  Thank megaherb
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I went via the Spirit of Enderby and Heritage Expeditions. We did a landing at the research station the first day and then anchored overnight off shore. The next day we had a perfect weather day to explore Sandy Bay and the giant penguin colonies...More

2  Thank leaott
Reviewed 10 January 2016

I was fortunate enough to visit Macquarie Island on a 13 day itinerary aboard the Spirit of Enderby (Professor Khromov) which was operated by Heritage Expeditions. The raw beauty and abundant wildlife which abounds on the island made for a rich life experience. The knowledgeable...More

4  Thank Rach0804
Reviewed 4 March 2015

I've been fortunate enough to visit Macquarie Island twice, once en route to the Ross Sea of Antarctica by expedition ship, and most recently on a 13 day exploration of the Subantarctic Islands from New Zealand. The experience of sitting quietly on the beach at...More

19  Thank AuspiciousDragon
Reviewed 23 January 2015

While Macquaire Island is difficult to get to and very isolated, it is one of the most intense wildlife experiences to be had anywhere in the world. The penguin species alone make this lonely outpost worth the visit and we were blessed with sunshine which...More

14  Thank TwoFP
Reviewed 12 April 2014

For the widlife viewer in general and the penguin enthusiast in particular, Macquarie is a great place to visit. Sandy Bay and Lusitania Bay are great places to see King and Royal Penguins, indeed the latter species breeds only here. There are also gentoo and...More

12  Thank Richard M
Reviewed 4 March 2014

I visited Macquarie Island this year as part of an Antarctica Expedition with Orion Expeditions cruise. We saw some amazing sites, but Macquarie was definitely the jewel in the crown. The scientists and rangers are friendly and helpful, making us afternoon tea, but the wildlife...More

9  Thank Cheryl52Melbourne
Reviewed 9 September 2013

I visited Macquarie Island around twenty years ago on a cruise I organised with Heritage Expeditions. It was practically the first wholly bird and mammal watching trip where the boat was filled with birders only. On that basis there was little discussion over what we...More

6  Thank amcbride01
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