New Island - cruise landing Icon for New Island - cruise landing

New Island is located off Weddell Island in the far west of the archipelago. The most remote of all the inhabited islands in the Falklands archipelago, New Island is a popular destination for small expedition ships who enjoy the stunning scenery, birdwatching, offshore dolphin sightings, as well as penguins, sea lions and fur seals. The entire island is a Nature Reserve and is home to over 40 of the Falklands’ breeding bird species. Ship passengers land steps away from one of the oldest building in the Falklands; built in 1812-13, the Charles Barnard building, having been carefully restored now houses a small museum and visitor centre.

Flora/fauna: Thin-billed prion, black-browed albatross, peregrine falcon, South American fur seal, lady’s slipper, vanilla daisy and other endemic plant species
Activites: Birdwatching, walking, photography


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