Sub-Antarctic Islands

Sub-Antarctic Islands
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The New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands consists of the five southernmost groups of the New Zealand Outlying Islands.

Most of the islands are located near the southernmost edge of the largely submerged continent centred on New Zealand called Zealandia. It sank after rifting away from Australia 60-85 million years ago and from Antarctica between 130 and 85 million years ago. It is 3,500,000 km2 in area, almost half the size of Australia and is unusually long and narrow.

The islands are:

  • Antipodes Islands
  • Auckland Islands
  • Bounty Islands
  • Campbell Island group
  • The Snares

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Full Name
New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands
Unesco ID
877
Country
New Zealand
Inscribed
1998
Type
Natural
Criteria
9 10
Categories
Natural landscape - Insular
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Site History

1998 Inscribed

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The site has 5 locations

Sub-Antarctic Islands: Antipodes Islands New Zealand
Sub-Antarctic Islands: Auckland Islands New Zealand
Sub-Antarctic Islands: Bounty Islands New Zealand
Sub-Antarctic Islands: Campbell Island
Sub-Antarctic Islands: The Snares New Zealand

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