Cool fact…
The Kerguelen Plateau is one of the largest submarine plateaus in the world, and stands directly in the path of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current - an easterly moving current of water that circles the Antarctic continent - and deflects part of those waters north towards the tropics.


Click on the small maps below to look at larger (PDF) maps of Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI) and of the HIMI Marine Reserve.

More maps of the HIMI region are available from the Australian Antarctic Data Centre and can be accessed via the Maps heading on the Data page of this website. Maps of the terrestrial zones in the HIMI Marine Reserve are available from the Zoning page in the Protection and Management section.

Location [PDF]

Map showing the location of Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI).

Boundaries and Zones [PDF]

Map showing the boundaries and marine zones of the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve.

General Map [PDF]

General map of Heard Island and McDonald Islands with place names, contours and the location of glaciers, wildlife colonies, vegetation and artefacts.

This page was last updated on 28 February 2005.