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is the highest point on Antipodes Island, one of New Zealand
New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses and numerous smaller islands. The country is situated some east of Australia across the Tasman Sea, and roughly south of the Pacific island nations of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga...
's outlying islands
The New Zealand outlying islands comprise nine island groups, located in the subtropics and subantarctic, which are part of New Zealand but lie outside of the New Zealand continental shelf. Although considered as integral parts of New Zealand, seven of the nine island groups are not part of any...
. It rises to a height on 402 metres (1319 ft). It is said to be the most recently active volcano, but there is no exact eruption date known 
. Mount Galloway together with Mount Waterhouse are probably formed during the most recent eruption. They are at least as old as the Holocene
The Holocene is a geological epoch which began at the end of the Pleistocene and continues to the present. The Holocene is part of the Quaternary period. Its name comes from the Greek words and , meaning "entirely recent"...
Mount Galloway is situated on the western side of the main island of the Antipodes group. It is a bold round-topped hill as determined by Captain Fairchild (1834-1898). About this Captain Fairchild is written: "Probably no man was better acquainted with the coasts and harbours of New Zealand, more popular or widely respected". Chapman reached the summit of Mount Galloway in 1903 and describes it as "[c]lear ground, matted with Pleurophyllum
and low-growing Ligusticum
. Owing to fog we failed to see a clear lake said to exist there. There was a good deal of flat ground up there, which was literally alive with albatross
Albatrosses, of the biological family Diomedeidae, are large seabirds allied to the procellariids, storm-petrels and diving-petrels in the order Procellariiformes . They range widely in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific...
W. Dougall saw this small lake of approximately 13 acres (52,609.2 m²) on the top of Mt Galloway
The largest of three species of Coprosma
plants is confined to Mt Galloway. This mountain is also the home of the small yellow-headed parroquet (Platycercus novae-zelandiae