Lachlan Island

The Lachlan Island, part of the Maria Island Group, is an island with an area of about 2.5 hectares (6 acres) lying close to the south-eastern coast of Tasmania, Australia. The island is located near the Freycinet Peninsula, situated midway between Maria Island and the Tasmanian mainland.[1]

Lachlan Island
Lachlan Island
Location in Tasmania
LocationEast Coast Tasmania
Coordinates42°38′24″S 147°58′12″E
ArchipelagoMaria Island Group
Adjacent bodies of waterMercury Passage
Area2.5 ha (6.2 acres)
Additional information
Time zone
  Summer (DST)


Recorded breeding seabird and wader species are little penguin, short-tailed shearwater, kelp gull, sooty oystercatcher and Caspian tern. Rabbits were introduced in the early 20th century and were eventually eradicated in the 1990s.[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 978-0-7246-4816-0.

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