Macquarie Island provides evidence of the rock types found at great depths in the earth's crust and of plate tectonics and continental drift, the geological processes that have dominated the earth's surface for many millions of years. It is an island of unique natural diversity, a site of major geoconservation significance and one of the truly remarkable places on earth.
Macquarie Island was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1997.
Macquarie Island was one of 15 World Heritage places included in the National Heritage List on 21 May 2007.
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