Mavourneen Rocks

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Mavourneen Rocks
Mavourneen Rocks is located in Tasmania
Mavourneen Rocks
Mavourneen Rocks
Location off the south western coast of Tasmania
LocationPort Davey
Coordinates43°18′00″S 145°57′36″E / 43.30000°S 145.96000°E / -43.30000; 145.96000Coordinates: 43°18′00″S 145°57′36″E / 43.30000°S 145.96000°E / -43.30000; 145.96000
ArchipelagoBreaksea Islands Group
Adjacent bodies of waterSouthern Ocean
Total islands4
Area0.88 ha (2.2 acres)
RegionSouth West

The Mavourneen Rocks is a group of four steep, rocky islets that lie within Port Davey, an oceanic inlet, located in the south west region of Tasmania, Australia.[1] The islets have a combined area of approximately 0.88 hectares (2.2 acres) and are contained with the Southwest National Park, part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site[2] and the Port Davey/Bathurst Harbour Marine Nature Reserve.[3]

Features and location[edit]

Part of the Breaksea Islands Group, the Mavourneen Rocks are part of the Port Davey Islands Important Bird Area, so identified by BirdLife International because of its importance for breeding seabirds.[4] Recorded breeding seabird species are the little penguin (20 pairs), Pacific gull, silver gull and sooty oystercatcher.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mavourneen Rocks (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  2. ^ a b 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
  3. ^ "Port Davey/Bathurst Harbour Marine Nature Reserve". Sea Fishing & Aquaculture: Area Restrictions: Marine Reserves. Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Tasmanian Government. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  4. ^ "IBA: Port Davey Islands". Birdata. Birds Australia. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2011.