Scenery
Cool fact…
Until the recent volcanic activity on the McDonald Islands, Big Ben on Heard Island was Australia's only active volcano. Fresh lava flows were observed during the 2003/04 summer, including a flow through the Gotley Glacier that almost reached the sea.

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI) is a subantarctic island group located in the Southern Ocean, about 4,000 kilometres south west of mainland Australia.

The islands and surrounding waters teem with wildlife and other natural wonders that make HIMI a special place.

Features
Symposium on Kerguelen Plateau Marine Ecosystem and Fisheries
Symposium on Kerguelen Plateau Marine Ecosystem and Fisheries … more
Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve Management Plan 2014-2024
This Plan provides a comprehensive framework for the management of the Reserve. Persons interested in visiting are strongly encouraged to read the Plan and permit application form, as visits must be carefully planned. … more
Permit application form
All persons that plan to visit the Reserve are required to complete the permit application form with reference to the above Plan. This must be submitted a minimum of four months prior to intended departure. … more
This page was last updated on 28 March 2014.