Carnley Harbour

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Carnley Harbour is north of Adams Island, the southern island

Carnley Harbour is a large natural harbour in the south of the Auckland Islands, a subantarctic part of the New Zealand Outlying Islands.[1] Formed from the drowned crater of an extinct volcano, the harbour separates the mainland of Auckland Island from the smaller Adams Island.[2] The harbour is sometimes referred to as the Adams Straits.

Carnley Harbour, looking eastward

The harbour is undeveloped (the Auckland Islands are uninhabited), and has three major arms: North Arm, Musgrave Bay, and Western Arm. Of these, the first two are deep indentations in the coast of Auckland Island; the last connects with Victoria Passage to form a channel separating Auckland and Adams Islands.


  1. ^ Challies, C. N. (December 1975). "Feral pigs ( Sus scrofa ) on Auckland Island: Status, and effects on vegetation and nesting sea birds". New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 2 (4): 479–490. doi:10.1080/03014223.1975.9517889. ISSN 0301-4223.
  2. ^ Gamble, J.A.; Adams, C.J. (January 1985). "Volcanic geology of Carnley volcano, Auckland Islands". New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics. 28 (1): 43–54. doi:10.1080/00288306.1985.10422275. ISSN 0028-8306.

Coordinates: 50°50′15″S 166°04′35″E / 50.8374°S 166.0763°E / -50.8374; 166.0763