George and Barren Islands

George and Barren Islands

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George and Barren Islands


George and Barren Islands lie at the southern entrance to Falkland Sound, the channel of water dividing East and West Falkland. The terrain is low-lying with several ponds and many sheltered, sandy coves. George Island has a large colony of sealions, Magellanic penguins, southern giant petrels and sooty shearwaters. Barren Island also has sealions, elephant seals, Gentoo penguins, southern giant petrels, Cobb’s wren and striated caracaras.

There is no visitor accommodation but cruise ships may call and military personnel can arrange helicopter trips.

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Open at all times (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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