Eudyptes robustus lives in the temperate subantarctic subzone. This habitat provides enough vegetation for nest building and roosting. Snares Island is heavily forested, but the shores are rocky with mosses filling in the gaps. The main rock type is muscovite granite. The ground is cover to a depth of two meters with peat. This is the area where E. robustus builds its nests (Russ 2000).
Aquatic Biomes: coastal