King Penguins are the second largest penguin in the world and the largest on Macquarie Island. The breeding cycle takes approximately 14 months to complete, a successful pair will breed twice every 3 years.
World heritage listed Macquarie Island Nature Reserve, located approx. 1500km south-east of Tasmania is proudly managed by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, with support from the Australian Antarctic Program.
Bicentenary of Macquarie Island
Macquarie Island Cabbage Flower -Southern Elephant Seal
1911-1914 Australian Antarctic Expedition
Arrival and exploration 1912