Macquarie Island Tour, Australia

About Macquarie Island, Australia: Macquarie Island is located in Southwestern of the Pacific Ocean which is just 1550 KM distance from Hobart City in southern. It is famous place to visit Royal Penguins, Elephant seals and different types sea birds. It also has a 30 buildings research centre station to science purpose.

How Can Reach: Macquarie Island is located in Pacific Ocean which is approximate 1550 KM distance from Hobart City. Tourists can go here via helicopters from New Zealand and Hobart city to Macquarie Island Station.

Ferry / Ship services are available from Hobart Port (Tasmania State) and Dunedin Port (New Zealand) to Macquarie Island.

Macquarie Island Visit Timings (Open Hours) : 24 Hours

Macquarie Island Entrance Fee (Entry Fee - Tickets): FREE

Location: Southwestern, Pacific Ocean

Administrative State Part: Tasmania, Australia

UNESCO World Heritage Site from : 1997

Macquarie Island Total Area: 128 SQ. KM.

Island Length: 35 KM

Island Width: 5 KM

Penguin & Seal Oil: People were used Penguin and elephant seals oil during 18th century to 20th century for lighting, tanning leather, hair oil and fuel purpose. They were boiled penguin to death then got oil. Macquarie Island was hub to get penguin oil during 1890 to 1919.

Tourist Attractions: Royal Penguins, Elephant seals, Sea Birds (Sooty Albatross, Wandering Albatross & Shag), Highland herbfield, penguins oil and Elephant seals oil.

Things to Do: Visit Elephant seals, Visit Penguins and Visit Sea Birds.

Website: http://www.antarctica.gov.au

Weather Temperature:

Months Temp. Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Average Low (℃) 5.3 5.3 4.7 3.7 2.5 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.5 2.0 2.7 4.3
Average High (℃) 8.8 8.7 8.0 7.0 5.9 5.0 4.9 5.1 5.4 5.8 6.5 7.9

Nearest Accommodations: Macquarie Island Station (Its has 30 building to sceince reserch purpose where tourist also can stay on request.)

Macquarie Island Station Coordinates: 54°845129'59' S       158°56.09' E

Distances from Macquarie Island:

Hobart City : 1550 KM

Melbourne City : 2270 KM

Canberra : 2931.0 KM

Adelaide City : 2988.2 KM

Sydney City : 3146.6 KM

Brisbane City : 3948.3 KM

Perth City : 5667.0 KM

Ferry / Ship Services: Ferry / Ship services are available from Hobart Port (Tasmania State) and Dunedin Port (New Zealand) to Macquarie Island.

Boat Services: Not Available but you should contain boat on your ship or ferry to transport services from one place to other.

Helicopter Services: Not Available helicopter services but if your ship has your own helicopter then get its services.

Nearest Major Airport: Not Available

Taxi Services: Not Available

Bus Services: Not Available

Train Services: Not Available