Shellback Island

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Shellback Island
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Shellback Island
Shellback Island is located in South Gippsland Shire
Shellback Island
Shellback Island
Location Bass Strait
Coordinates 38°58′07″S 146°13′40″E / 38.9686°S 146.2279°E / -38.9686; 146.2279Coordinates: 38°58′07″S 146°13′40″E / 38.9686°S 146.2279°E / -38.9686; 146.2279
Area 37 ha (91 acres)[1]
Length 1,000 m (3,000 ft)[1]
Width 600 km (370 mi)[1]
Highest elevation 109 m (358 ft)[1]
State Victoria

The Shellback Island, an oceanic island, is approximately 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) northwest of Darby Bay, off Wilsons Promontory in Victoria, Australia.[1]

The island, to the mean low-water mark, is part of the Wilsons Promontory National Park[2] and is proclaimed as a Remote and Natural Area under the National Parks Act. The surrounding waters to a distance of 300 m from the mean low-water mark are part of Wilsons Promontory Marine Park.[3]:1[4] The island is part of the Wilsons Promontory Islands Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance for breeding seabirds.[5]