30 Beautiful But Forbidden Places On Earth

Heard and McDonald’s Island

#14 Heard and McDonald’s Island

Keeping to the theme of protecting ecology, the Heard and McDonald’s island in Australia is another protected island.

Located in the southern end of the Indian Ocean, the islands are some of the most remote places on the planet.

Despite being so remote and inhospitable for human life, wildlife flourishes. The islands have a large population of animals and birds like penguins, sea birds, and seals!

Anybody looking to visit the beautiful islands will be disappointed. The islands come under the IUCN’s Strict Nature Reserve and are therefore restricted to visitors.

Only researchers with a special permit from the Australian Antarctic Division are allowed to visit the island.

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