New Year Island (Tasmania)
New Year Island, located top left, relative to King Island
|Location||Roaring Forties, Great Australian Bight|
|Archipelago||New Year Group|
|Major islands||King Island|
|Area||98.22 ha (242.7 acres)|
|LGA||Municipality of King Island|
The New Year Island, part of the New Year Group, is a 98.22-hectare (242.7-acre) granite island and game reserve located in the Great Australian Bight, lying off the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. While much smaller in area than the adjacent King Island, the New Year Island lends its name to the island group due to its European discovery a few days earlier than the King Island.
Breeding seabird and shorebird species include short-tailed shearwater, fairy prion, Pacific gull, silver gull and sooty oystercatcher. Reptiles include tiger snake, white's skink, metallic skink and eastern blue-tongued lizard. A species of mouse is present.
- "New Year Island (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
- "Travel: King Island". The Sydney Morning Herald. 8 February 2004. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
- Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; Halley, Vanessa (2001). Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features. Hobart: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. pp. 50–51. ISBN 0-7246-4816-X.
- "King Island". Important Bird Areas factsheet. BirdLife International. 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
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