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Macquarie Island, Tasmania

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#72 of 99 in Nature in Tasmania
World heritage site · Island · Nature / Park
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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 Tasmania itinerary using our Tasmania 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... 
    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, 
    had lifetime experience visiting the Island. it was amazing, you can see Royal and king penguin rookeries,  more »
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