Cool fact…
The plants on Heard Island grow low to the ground, helping them brave the persistent and fierce winds which batter the island (gusts of up to 180 km/hour have been recorded).

Outer marine zone

The Outer Marine Zone provides for the management of activities in the marine areas of the Reserve that extend beyond the Inner Marine Zone.

Due to the greater distance separating the Outer Marine Zone from the islands, regulation of human activities in this zone will be less strict than the Inner Marine Zone, while still sufficient to provide for the protection of the values of the Reserve.

Entry to, and passage through, the Outer Marine Zone by a vessel will not require a permit.

Zone Boundaries

The Outer Marine Zone comprises all the marine waters of the Reserve not included in the Inner Marine Zone (view map).

This page was last modified on 28 February 2005.