The Great Outdoors

Carcass Island Icon for Carcass Island

Carcass Island Carcass Island is situated in the north-west of the archipelago. Cat and rat free it is a haven for small bird species including the endemic Cobb’s wren. Straited cara-caras, known locally as "Johnny Rooks" are prevalent and short-eared owls breed in the island's forest. Elephant seals bask on the northern beaches, magellanic penguins reside close to the settlement, gentoo penguins and other marine mammals inhabit the southern end of the island. The scenery is varied with beautiful white sandy beaches, tussac paddocks, rocky hills and clifftops; Carcass Island is a fantastic destination for both walking enthusiasts and those who prefer just a short stroll or drive to a scenic spot. West Point Island, home to black-browed albatross, can be reached by boat from Carcass Island.
Contact Carcass Island (+500 41106, email for more information about accommodation, boat trips and both islands.
Direct flying time from Stanley 59 minutes.

FIGAS or scheduled cruise visit
Flora/fauna: Several small bird species including Cobb's Wren, blacked-chinned siskin and Falkland thrush; Magellanic and gentoo penguins; Peale's dolphin; fuchsia, gorse and cypress around the settlement
Activities: Sandy beaches, walking, birdwatching, meals
Accommodation: Carcass Island Farm House (full board)
Ph +500 41106 E-mail:


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