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South West Isle (Tasmania)

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South West Isle (Tasmania)

"South West Isle" redirects here. For other uses, see South West Island.

South West Isle is a granite island, with an area of 19.09 ha and a high point of 120 m, in south-eastern Australia. It is part of Tasmania’s Kent Group, lying in northern Bass Strait between the Furneaux Group and Wilsons Promontory in Victoria. It is now part of the Kent Group National Park, Tasmania’s northernmost national park, which was gazetted in 2002.


Recorded breeding seabird, wader and waterbird species include Little Penguin, Short-tailed Shearwater, Fairy Prion, Common Diving-Petrel, Pacific Gull, Silver Gull, Sooty Oystercatcher and Cape Barren Goose. Reptiles present are the Metallic Skink, Bougainville's Skink and White's Skink.[1]


Coordinates: 39°31′S 147°07′E / 39.517°S 147.117°E / -39.517; 147.117

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