"See the old field hut at Sandy Bay" Macquarie Island Things to Do Tip by tiabunna

Macquarie Island Things to Do: 14 reviews and 35 photos

  Historic ANARE field hut, Sandy Bay, Macquarie Is.
by tiabunna

This boxy looking building is just that: it started life as an aircraft engine packing crate in the early 1950s! The ANARE expeditions needed inexpensive field huts, so several of these were used as field huts around Macquarie Island, with a few simple add-ons such as windows and bunk beds. They are now heritage listed (otherwise they may have been scrapped, as has happened to the huts formerly on the plateau), but as with the 'old' station buildings it seems they are no longer being maintained. There is another at Lusitania Bay. See these pieces of history while you can.

Address: Sandy Bay
Directions: Near the King Penguin colony (which is expanding to surround the hut)

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  • Updated Feb 28, 2006
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