Lizard Island, Australia Overview
Macquarie Island is an exposed portion of the Macquarie Ridge, and is located where the Australian plate meets the Pacific plate. It is the only place in the Pacific Ocean where rocks from the mantle are actively exposed at sea level.
Macquarie Island lies in the southwest Pacific Ocean, about half-way between New Zealand and Antarctica. Politically, it is part of Tasmania, Australia since 1900 and became a Tasmanian State Reserve in 1978, and a World Heritage Site in 1997. It was a part of Esperance Municipality until 1993, when the municipality was merged with other municipalities to Huon Valley. The island is home to the entire Royal Penguin population on earth during their annual nesting season. Ecologically, it is part of the Antipodes Subantarctic Islands tundra ecoregion.
Detailed Map of Lizard Island, Australia
Macquarie Island’s climate is moderated by the sea, and all months have an average temperature above freezing, although snow is common between June and October and may even occur in Macquarie Island’s “summer”. Average daily maximum temperatures range from 4.9 °C (40.8 °F) in July to 8.8 °C (47.8 °F) in January. Precipitation occurs fairly evenly throughout the year and averages 967.9 mm (38.11 in) annually. Macquarie Island is one of the cloudiest places on Earth with an average of only 856 hours of sunshine per year, similar to that in Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands.
Top Videos for Cruise Destination Macquarie Island, Australia–Created by BoostVacations.com Staff
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A great showcase of Macquarie Island from Australian Geographic! Visit http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/life-on-macquarie-island-in-the-sub-antarctic.htm to read the full story!
Antarctica Macquarie Island Part I - (Travelwild.TV) Lin Sutherland
The Antarctic is the region around the Earth's South Pole polar opposites to the North Pole in the Arctic. The Antarctic comprises the continent of Antarctica and the ice shelves, waters and island territories in the Southern Ocean. The region covers some 20% of the Southern Hemisphere 5.5% is the surface area of the continent itself.
Macquarie Island rats rabbits and cats
The eradication program to rid Macquarie Island of of rabbits ABC TV 7.30 Report 16 May 2011
Impressionen der subantarktischen Macquarie Insel, ein Tierparadies.
Penguins, seals and more of Macquarie Island
We tried to catch a glimpse of wildlife on Macquarie Island, Australia
images from several trips to Macquarie Island
Wildlife returns to Macquarie Island
A program to eradicate rabbits from world heritage-listed Macquarie Island appears to be working.
Macquarie Island station timelapse Sept 2-4 2012
This timelapse contains a series of still images captured over two days at Macquarie Island station. The date and time shown is the local time at the station. The weather outdoors at any given time is displayed in the bottom left corner. See our regularly captured webcam images and timelapses at http://www.antarctica.gov.au/webcams/macquarie-island.
Adventure Island Amarda - Lake Macquarie NSW Australia
Four AI's on Lake Macquarie NSW Australia. CowsGoMoo, ChrisJ, Slaughter and Stringy from the Hobie forum. Launched from Rathmines on the western side of the lake and sailed to Marks Point where we stopped on the island at the entrance to Swan Bay.
Voyage to Macquarie Island on yacht Tiama by Fred Olivier - 2007
Owner operated Charter Yacht Tiama sails out of New Zealand to Macquarie Island in support of BBC series South Pacific and picked up the crew back two months later...