Actaeon Island

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Actaeon Island
The Friars - Pennicott Bruny Island cruise (33873441606).jpg
The Friars are four steep dolerite rocks, part of the Actaeon Island Group, lying close to Bruny Island, at the southern entrance to the D'Entrecasteaux Channel. They form part of South Bruny National Park and host a male Australian fur seal colony.
Actaeon Island is located in Tasmania
Actaeon Island
Actaeon Island
Location of the Actaeon Island in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel
Location D'Entrecasteaux Channel
Coordinates 43°31′S 146°59′E / 43.517°S 146.983°E / -43.517; 146.983Coordinates: 43°31′S 146°59′E / 43.517°S 146.983°E / -43.517; 146.983
Archipelago Actaeon Island Group
Area 15.65 ha (38.7 acres)[1]
Highest elevation 14 m (46 ft)[1]
State Tasmania

The Actaeon Island, part of the Actaeon Island Group, is a 15.65-hectare (38.7-acre) dolerite island and game reserve located at the southern entrance to the D'Entrecasteaux Channel between Bruny Island and the mainland, that lies close to the south-eastern coast of Tasmania, Australia.

There is a navigation beacon on the highest point, 14 metres (46 ft) AHD .[1][2]

Actaeon Island Group[edit]

The Actaeon Island Group consists of:


Recorded breeding seabird and wader species are the little penguin, short-tailed shearwater and sooty oystercatcher. European rabbits occur on the island and seals occasionally haul-out there. The metallic skink is present.[1] The endangered orange-bellied parrot is historically from the Actaeon Island.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; & Halley, Vanessa. (2001). Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: Hobart. ISBN 0-7246-4816-X
  2. ^ Small Southern Islands Conservation Management Statement 2002 (PDF), Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, 2002, archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-08-22, retrieved 2006-07-20 
  3. ^ "Southport Lagoon Conservation Area" (PDF). Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 August 2006. Retrieved 24 January 2017.