Main Antipodes

Castaway depo and hut. Photo by Scott Jarvie

Castaway depot and hut. Photo by Scott Jarvie

The main island has the castaway depot and hut situated on Reef Point above Hut Cove. It is the largest of the Antipodes Island group with 2 permanent streams.

The coastal zone is dominated by penguins, seals and land birds that feed in this rich environment.

It has a rugged coastline with impenetrable high cliffs in places.

The top of the island is a large plateau of tussock and megaherb meadows.

The main island has the only 2 populations of Lepidium oligodontum and is also the breeding ground for the Antipodean Wandering Albatross Diomedea antipodensis antipodensis, as well as a raft of other bird and plant species.

Dougall Stm from Mt Waterhouse. Photo by K.Walker

Dougall Stm from Mt Waterhouse. Photo by K.Walker

Antipodean Wandering Albatross. Photo by K.Walker

Antipodean Wandering Albatross. Photo by K.Walker

Antipodes, view out to headland. Photo by K. Walker

Antipodes, view out to headland. Photo by K. Walker