Governor Island (Tasmania)

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Governor Island
Governor Island is located in Tasmania
Governor Island
Governor Island
Location in Tasmania
Location East Coast Tasmania
Coordinates 41°52′12″S 148°18′36″E / 41.87000°S 148.31000°E / -41.87000; 148.31000Coordinates: 41°52′12″S 148°18′36″E / 41.87000°S 148.31000°E / -41.87000; 148.31000
Archipelago Schouten Island Group
Area 2 ha (4.9 acres)
State Tasmania
Additional information
Time zone
 • Summer (DST)

The Governor Island, part of the Schouten Island Group, comprise two small granite islands with a combined area of about 2 hectares (4.9 acres) that lie close to the eastern coast of Tasmania, in south-eastern Australia. The island is located near the Freycinet Peninsula and the town of Bicheno and is a nature reserve.[1][2]


Recorded breeding seabird and wader species are little penguin, silver gull, sooty oystercatcher and crested tern.[1]

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