Thursday, June 16, 2011
New Zealand - New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands
Antipodes Islands (New Zealand)
UNESCO World Heritage
Inscribed in 1998
Sent by Bryant, a WiP partner from Canada.
The New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands consist of five island groups located in the Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean off the south-eastern coast of New Zealand. Along with the Macquarie Island World Heritage site in Australia, the five islands form the only subantarctic island group in the region. The islands lie between latitudes of 47º and 52º south and include the Snares, Bounty Islands, Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands and Campbell Islands. Total land area is 76,458 ha. The site includes a marine component extending 12 km from each island group.