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Auckland Islands,small uninhabited group (234 sq mi/606 sq km), S Pacific, c.300 mi (480 km) S of Stewart Island, New Zealand, to which they belong. There is a nature preserve for birds and sea mammals. The islands were first charted in 1806.
a group of uninhabited islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean belonging to New Zealand. Area, 680 sq km. Composed mainly of volcanic rock (maximum elevation, 610 m), the islands are partly forested and have many good harbors. There are rookeries of sea lions, sea elephants, and seals, and penguins are also numerous.