Round Top Island

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Round Top Island
Maatsuyker Islands.png
Detailed map of the Maatsuyker Islands Group, showing Round Top Island in the bottom right.
Round Top Island is located in Tasmania
Round Top Island
Round Top Island
Location off the southern coast of Tasmania
Location South West Tasmania
Coordinates 43°38′24″S 146°22′12″E / 43.64000°S 146.37000°E / -43.64000; 146.37000Coordinates: 43°38′24″S 146°22′12″E / 43.64000°S 146.37000°E / -43.64000; 146.37000
Archipelago Maatsuyker Islands Group
Adjacent bodies of water Southern Ocean
Area 6.25 ha (15.4 acres)[1]
Highest elevation 165 m (541 ft)
State Tasmania
Region South West
Population Unpopulated

Round Top Island is an island located close to the south-western coast of Tasmania, Australia. The 6.25-hectare (0.0241 sq mi) island is part of the Maatsuyker Islands Group, and comprises part of the Southwest National Park and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site.[1][2]

The island's highest point is 165 metres (541 ft) above sea level.


The island is part of the Maatsuyker Island Group Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance as a breeding site for seabirds.[3] Recorded breeding seabird species are the short-tailed shearwater (8900 pairs), fairy prion (9300 pairs), common diving-petrel (8700 pairs), Pacific gull and silver gull. The metallic skink and Tasmanian tree skink are present.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Small Southern Islands Conservation Management Statement 2002" (PDF). Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 August 2006. Retrieved 20 July 2006. 
  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. ^ BirdLife International. (2011). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Maatsuyker Island Group. Downloaded from on 09/08/2011.