Albatross Island

Showing in: Wanaka

Wanaka Session 5: Sunday June 30
Wanaka 11:00am to 3:00pm

 

 

Introduction

15 mins, Director: Matthew Newton, Australia, NZ premiere.
Albatross island is a magical place; 18 hectares of conglomerate rock off the north western tip of Tasmania, Australia. It is home to 5200 breeding pairs of shy albatross, which are endemic to Tasmania. In the 1800s they were harvested to near extinction, but the population gradually recovered to half the estimated historical population size. In recent years the population has started to decline.