Campbell Island

Campbell Island/Motu Ihupuku lies 700 km south of New Zealand’s mainland, the most southerly of the five New Zealand Subantarctic groups.

The 11,300 ha island was once farmed, but it has been free of introduced animals since 2001. Its earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its outstanding natural values, and is home to some plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. Its streams and tarns support a moderately diverse range of aquatic taxa, with many species unique to the island or the Subantarctic.

You can find out more about Campbell Island on the Department of Conservation website; www.doc.govt.nz

Campbell Island in relation to mainland NZ

Campbell Island in relation to mainland NZ

Freshwater invertebrates of Campbell Island.