Governor Island (Tasmania)

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]

Governor Island
Part of Governor Island seen from Whalers Lookout in Bicheno
Governor Island
Location in Tasmania
LocationEast Coast Tasmania
Coordinates41°52′22.33″S 148°18′44.87″E
ArchipelagoSchouten Island Group
Area2 ha (4.9 acres)
Additional information
Time zone
  Summer (DST)


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

See also


  1. Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; Halley, Vanessa (2001). Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features. Hobart: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. p. 606. ISBN 0-7246-4816-X.
  2. Temperate Australian quantitative spatial and temporal abundance data for rocky reef biota (biodiversity): long-term Tasmanian MPAs - Governor Island, University of Tasmania, Australia, retrieved 17 June 2015

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