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New Island

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New Island is situated at the west of the Falklands’ archipelago. The terrain is varied with spectacular cliffs, white sand beaches and secret coves, rugged hills and some small open plains. It is an Important Bird Area with species including Gentoo, Magellanic and Rockhopper penguins, black-browed albatross, king cormorants, thin-billied prions, striated caracaras and peregrine falcons. The remains of a land-based whaling station are in the main harbour. Some cruise itineraries include New Island.

Self-catering accommodation is available on the island itself. At present this is limited, but they plan to expand the accommodation available in the next few years. The Falkland Islands Government Air Service (FIGAS) fly to New Island, although the size of the airstrip currently limits the number of passengers per aircraft to two, plus luggage, and weather conditions can sometimes prevent landings for several days at a time.

For this reason the Trust is currently only accepting bookings from Falkland Island residents or from scientists, film crews and those overseas tourists who will be spending several weeks in the Falkland Islands and whose schedule is sufficiently flexible to allow for these possible delays. In order to book self-catering accommodation please contact the wardens by using the above email link.

New Island offers safe anchorages for private yachts.  Private yacht owners must follow customs and immigration procedures for entering the Falklands, but once this has been granted you need only obtain permission from NICT to come ashore.  This is best done in advance through email or calling the wardens to arrange your visit.

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Open at all times (1 Sept 2019 - 31 Mar 2020)

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